Hip Hop Film Festival Announces The Filmmakers In Competition For It’s First Ivory Coast Edition

Harlem Film House
Jan 7, 2019 · 2 min read
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The award winning Hip Hop Film Festival expands it’s search for the future of fresh in it’s second international tour stop and qualifier. This May, the festival lands in Abidjan, Côte d’Iviore for “two days of fresh”. Screenings will be held at the The French Institute in Abidjan and it’s workshops at the US Embassy in Abidjan.

Submissions opened last year and were free of charge to all filmmakers in West Africa. Entries came in from Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde and other areas across the region.

The Hip Hop Film Festival’s focus is finding narrative makers and changers who have original, rich and universal stories that are relatable on a human level that appeals to a global market. The festival is known for bringing attention to the best emerging filmmakers in the world who carry the swag of the culture while giving a new identity in film.

The finalists will be selected during the festival activities in Abidjan, May 24th, 2019. One winner will be selected to participate in the main festival in New York City in August. The winner will be announced May 25th at the closing award ceremony.

Learn about the 19 selected filmmakers here.

For more information on the Hip Hop Film Festival and the Ivory Coast Edition, visit the site at hiphopfilmfestival.com

Media inquiries contact : hhffglobal@hiphopfilmfestival.org

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