The 9th Annual Hip Hop Film Festival Celebrates “Stories from the Culture” at the Apollo Theater

Harlem Film House
Harlem Film House
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2 min readJun 14, 2024

Harlem, NY — June 13, 2024 — The highly anticipated 9th Annual Hip Hop Film Festival will take place from August 11 to August 18 at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. This year’s festival, themed “STORIES FROM THE CULTURE,” pays tribute to the diverse narratives that have shaped the unique and influential hip hop culture over the past 50 years.

Going beyond rap music, the festival provides a platform for exploring the people, places, lifestyles, and events that have contributed to the transformation of this dynamic American art form into a global phenomenon. With an impressive lineup of films, master classes, live theater events, and more, the festival promises an immersive experience that showcases the breadth and depth of the culture’s impact in film and media.

Key Event Details:

  • Event Name: 9th Annual Hip Hop Film Festival
  • Date: August 11–18
  • Screenings Location: The Apollo Theater
  • Live Events Location : CoExist Gaming & Dembe
  • Master Cyphers Location : Harlem Film House HQ
  • All Access Festival Passes: VIP ALL ACCESS PASSES

Event Highlights:

  • August 11: Opening Night — RAP MONOLOGUES @ CoExist
  • August 13 & 14: HFAM FILM MARKET & Master Cyphers @ Harlem Film House HQ
  • August 14: ACT UP! @ The Apollo with Tobias Truvillion
  • August 18: The G.O.A.T. Awards Honoring Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer
  • Fest @ The Crib: Enjoy the Hip Hop Film Festival from the comfort of home through the Hip Hop Film Festival streaming network FRESH TV

Event Organizer: The Hip Hop Film Festival is the flagship program of the Harlem Film House, a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides a platform for diverse voices in the film industry while promoting storytelling that reflects the experiences and perspectives of creatives from around the world.

Past Success and Testimonials:

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Sponsorship Information: This year, the festival partners and sponsors include THE APOLLO THEATER and GREENLIT. For sponsorship inquiries, contact info@hiphopfilmfestival.org.

Contact Information: For interviews, please contact press@harlemfilmhouse.org.

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Harlem Film House
Harlem Film House

Harlem Film House, a 501(c) 3) corporation, produces film & music festivals. operates year-round workshops, theatre productions and live events, while also offe