Chicago Hip Hop
Posted - 09/02/2005 : 4:40:22 PM
| Below are the final selections for the Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship Sept. 2-5 at the Hip-Hop Pavilion of the African Festival of the Arts.
Strictly noncompetitive categories will screen Sept. 2. Competitive categories will screen after 12:20 p.m. Sept. 3, after 2:15 p.m. Sept. 4, and after noon Sept. 5.
Noncompetitive categories will screen intermittently between competitive categories and also as opening clips for selected panel discussions. And in limited cases, so will clips.
Each entry in competitive categories will be rated by the public, at one vote per person, using a scale of 1-10, with 1 being poor and 10 being excellent and the film curator. Scores for each entry will be cumulative, like the Olympics. Public ratings will also be checked and balanced with input from the film curator and judges, such as honorary chairs, engaged to assist with the Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship.
The curator may at his discretion, after consultation with honorary chairs and other participating judges with the Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship, may decide up to two top winners in competitive categories.
Top winners in each category will receive premium prizes courtesy of Screen Magazine, Virgin Megastore Chicago, and Illanoyze Fashion Inc.® Back issues of Screen Magazine will be available for all participants.
From time to time, the Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship will ask filmmakers for selection to visit screenings at the Hip-Hop Pavilion to talk with the public and media about their projects. We're also experimenting on the theatrical side with staged readings of monologues from a hip-hop screenplay for select Hip-Hop Pavilion panel discussions.
Please also feel free to pursue the Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship as a networking opportunity for Greater Chicagoland's film community.
Upon request, the Chicago Hip-Hop Film will make promotional sampler tracks by composers available to film producers. Filmmakers are also welcome to sell their wares at the Hip-Hop Pavilion's vendors tent, but they will be expected to share 15 percent of their profits with the Chicago Local Organizing Committee of the 2006 National Hip-Hop Political Convention, which is hosting both the Hip-Hop Pavilion and Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship in cooperation with the Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative NFP.
Thanks everyone for supporting this groundbreaking event at a groundbreaking feature of this year's African Festival of the Arts at Washington Park of the Chicago Park District.
The range and quality of selections have exceeded our expectations, considering the timeframe for pulling this film event together. And we look very forward to sharing with the public and media the enjoyment and pride we've received from prescreening your work.
Good luck to us all, and your god bless us everyone.
Mark F. Armstrong,
Film & Theater Curator
Chicago Hip-Hop Film Fellowship,
Chicago Local Organizing Committee,
2006 National Hip-Hop Political Convention
Program Committee, Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative NFP
CHICAGO HIP-HOP FILM FELLOWSHOP SELECTIONS
ColeWorld Productions, comedy, college student sneaks and throws house party with disastrous results when his parents leave on an out-of-town trip, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toot’s And Blow’s-
Legenderi Films, 96 mins. Urban drama, female drug dealer falls for poet who challenges her to change, email@example.com.
(Advanced Rough Cut and Early Rough Cut), DuSablean Enterprises, MARKARMYSTRONG62@aol.com.
[clips for Sept. 2 “African Diaspora”; Sept. 3 “This Is Hip-Hop and Youth, Families, and Mental Health”; and Sept. 4 “Is Civil Rights Dead?” panels.]
FEATURE SHORT COMPETITIVE
Nferno Productions, 28:55 mins. urban drama, black male teacher forces unruly class to settle down and learn at gunpoint, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stolen Merchandise Productions, 62 min. drama comedy, struggling independent filmmaker’s attempts to repay loan shark leads to dark comedy of errors, email@example.com.
Konee Rok Productions/World One Entertainment, 35 mins. urban drama, gang leader’s plan of plans, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok.
FEATURE SHORT NONCOMPETITIVE
Out of the Blue-
Diverciti Productions, divorcee’s date with ex-husband leads to night of unbridled passion, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Control Filmworks, gloulish happenings in basement spook latchkey pre-teen boy, email@example.com.
FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIVE
White Boys Can’t Rap-
Trendsetter Films, 78 mins., follows career of several white Southern MC’s and The Source’s attempts to discredit white MC’s beyond Northeast, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Civil War Part II-
60 min., examines making of Chicago MC’s third album, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok..
City vs. City 3-
90 mins., international breaking battle featuring world’s best b-boys, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok.
Cherry Bomb, 77 mins., Greater Chicagoland MC’s compete for $1,000 in MC battle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOCUMENTARY SHORT COMPETITIVE
Word 4 Word: From A Hip-Hop Perspective
*GREATER CHICAGOLAND PREMIERE*
Rayford Sports & Entertainment, 30 min. examination of hip-hop as culture vs. rap from perspective of Greater Chicagoland breakers, DJ, and MC’s, email@example.com.
DOCUMENTARY SHORT NONCOMPETITIVE
Kany´West ”Jesus Walks” Live Performance With Rhymefest-
Konee Rok Productions, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok. [Also background clip for dramatic performance at Sept. 3 “Is God in the House?” panel.]
Konee Rok Productions, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok. [Also clips for Sept. 3 “Can’t Knock the Hustle” panel.]
Konee Rok Productions, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok.
STUDENT SHORT COMPETITIVE
Scream At Me-
IFP/Chicago – Chicago Vocational Career Academy – ETC, 19:40 min., between surviving two shootings, youth must choose been his street hustling friends and staying focused on his education to succeed, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Above All Productions, 15 min. urban horror, young man must decide if fatal attraction is dream, figment of imagination or reality, GOLDIE 3D@aol.com, email@example.com.
Love Above All Productions, 12 mins. Family drama, youth overcomes intricate train of obstacles in his adolescence, GOLDIE 3D@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Above All Productions, 26 min. urban drama, love and betrayal leads to high school shooting that destroys lives of several young people and their loved ones, GOLDIE 3D@aol.com, email@example.com.
INDUSTRY FEATURE FILM TRAILER COMPETITIVE
Love Above All Productions, urban drama, GOLDIE 3D@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Konee Rok Productions, urban drama, KONEEROK@aol.com, koneerok@koneerok.
*A Get2gether, ColeWorld Productions, urban comedy, email@example.com. [TENTATIVE]
PROMOTIONAL FEATURE TRAILER SHORT NONCOMPETITIVE
DuSablean Enterprises, 17 min. dark comedy, MARKARMYSTRONG62@aol.com.
MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITIVE
Evil Is Timeless,” Gravel Records, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
MUSIC VIDEO NONCOMPETITIVE
“Don’t Go,” Nferno Productions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC VIDEO NONCOMPETTIVE
Music Video Reels, Blue Collar Nation, email@example.com.
MUSIC VIDEO NONCOMPETITIVE
"Ghetto,” Impakt Studio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Don’t Want It With Me,” Impakt Studio, email@example.com.
STUDENT MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITIVE
Emanuel “Skizzy” Oliver, 4 min, firstname.lastname@example.org.