*(Hollywood, CA) – Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center proudly announces its 2017 Filmmakers at the 24th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves and will screen 8 short films on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Raleigh/Chaplain Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave in Hollywood, CA at 7:00 p.m.
The films are by emerging African American Female Filmmakers and the event will be moderated by award-winning editor, Lillian E. Benson, ACE. BHERC encourages Men and Women to #BringYourDaughterToTheMoviesDay, to be inspired, uplifted, motivated, entertained and educated.
Lillian Benson, was recently honored by the Motion Pictures Editors Guild (MPEG), Local 700 IATSE, with the prestigious “Fellowship and Service” Award. The Fellowship and Service Award recognizes an individual who embodies the values that the Guild holds most dear: Professionalism, Collaboration, Mentorship, Generosity of Spirit and a Commitment to the Labor Movement.
“Lillian E. Benson has a had a long career editing influential and socially conscious films, and has been long active in working to increase minority participation in the filmmaking process,” commented Alan Heim, ACE, President of the Editors Guild. Ms. Benson is an active member of the Board of Directors for the American Cinema Editors [ACE] as Secretary and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee. Benson has one Emmy nomination for her work on Eyes on the Prize in 1991. Additional credits include The American Experience, Maya Angelou and Still I Rise and Passengers. She is currently editing Chicago Med.
Introducing BHERC’s 2017 Short Films by Sistas:
#WhereIsBeauty by Angela McCrae is an 11-minute short the journey of NINA, a visual artist dealing with the pressures of social media and self-identity. Frustrated by homogeneous selfies and false depictions of beauty, she searches for beauty in its most raw and natural form and captures the experience with her mobile phone. Inspiration turns into transformation when NINA meets LEA, her latest muse, creating the final chapter in her voyage to self-discovery.
Fiorella a 15-minute short by filmmaker Hectorlyne Wuor Jarmon follows Liberian-American teenager Fiorella who wants to fit in with her new crew. But when harrowing secrets are revealed, Fiorella must make the impossible choice between her Christian beliefs and loyalty to her friends.
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