January 05, 2017 

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) hosts its 23rd Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase January 13-15, 2017 at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038 presenting 60 short films, over 55 Filmmakers, Q&A and discussions with Independent African America filmmakers.


Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. BHERC’s Opening Night Reception and Award Gala honoring entertainment professionals and presenting the best independent short Filmmakers at Harmony Gold Preview House, 7655 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to noon, Billie J. Green, Director of the BHERC Youth Diversity Short Film Festival, presents the young filmmakers of tomorrow.  These aspiring filmmakers study the craft at local arts organizations and High Schools in the Los Angeles Community.  This portion of the Festival is Free to the Public for supporting our youth. 


January 14 & 15, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. each day, the S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase will feature the artistry of emerging African American Filmmakers by screening short films.  The screenings will include blocks of short films with extensive Q&A with directors, cast and crew immediately following.  Closing the Festivities on Sunday night includes the classic Soul Food & Film Reception at 9:00 p.m.  For a complete screening schedule, visit www.BHERC.org.


Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. Celebrate the artistry by supporting our filmmakers, with diverse topics, stories, techniques and broad themes multi-layered with humor, drama and reality. 


The costs include:  Opening Night Festivities $55; a Block of Films is only $15 for students with ID and $20 for the general public; All Day Pass $50; Closing Night Reception $25 (Soul Food & Film); and Weekend Pass (includes Opening Night, All Day Pass for films, Closing Night Reception, T-Shirt and BHERC Commemorative Bag) $150.


For complete information, please visit www.BHERC.org or call (310) 284-3170.  


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