THE HIP HOP FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS FOR 2022
The Best Stories From The Culture Receive Recognition
NEW YORK, September 23, 2022 — The Hip Hop Film Festival announces the the winner of its prestigious BEST OF THE FEST designation. The award goes to the film and team that represents the best example of a narrative from the culture.
BEST OF THE FEST
SONS OF TOLEDO
After receiving the early morning news of his younger brother’s murder, a mourning barber pushes through the muddy waters of grief to find the courage to do the impossible — give his brother one last cut.
Additional categories including best documentary, short, network, music video and animation series are also up for consideration.
This year’s winners are as follows:
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Three buddies constantly stumble into wild situations, but every attempt to get out leads them deeper down the dangerous rabbit hole. Will they ever get out is the question.
Marvelous Southside Crew
FORMULA734 documents a group of intergenerational African American Hip-Hop artist and musicians brought together by the Washtenaw County charter of “My Brothers Keeper” to collaborate on an Hip-Hop album. Through a shared interest in music these African American men speak freely as they share their ideas, their views, and their fears. Viewers will get a rare glimpse of the openness and vulnerability that developed in the wake of this shared experience.
A middle-aged lobbyist battles institutions of systemic oppression while her own substance use straddles the line between therapy and abuse.
Not For Nothing
Sundays In July
BEST FEATURE SHORT
THESE FINAL HOURS
Set against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter protests, Curtis is a young African-American struggling through his days in America, but what you see isn’t necessarily the truth…
Reggie & June
BEST NETWORK READY SERIES
A retired special victims detective gets pulled back into the dark world of sex trafficking to a case he thought was dead cold.
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
ETHAN ART VENTURE
Ethan is determined to prevail as his school “best artist ever” at the National Art Conference against a new talented artist who will be competing this year.
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
DEATH II DEBT
Just Before The Mesa
Vinyl Taped Mary Jane
About the Hip Hop Film Festival NYC
Out of over 5,000 festivals in the world, the Hip-Hop Film Festival is the only festival to focus on writers, directors and producers who grew up in the global culture of Hip Hop. This season the festival hosts over 100 directors, producers and screenwriters from the United States, France, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Canada, the UK, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Japan, Portugal, Argentina and more. The Hip Hop Film Festival features every genre (mystery, sci-fi, horror, action, romance, etc.) of story from filmmakers who live across the world. It is also the only film festival that shares the profits from the festival with the filmmakers selected to participate.