We hope that you and those close to you are safe during this time. The SSU Indie Film Fest will be holding their 6th annual film festival digitally on May 6t and 7th via SSU Indie Film Festival Facebook page and from our Youtube Channel. A live festival will be scheduled at a later date for the fall.
People can follow the SSU Indie Film Festival Facebook page here https://bit.ly/2UDH9yd and the YouTube page here https://bit.ly/3bRXfu9. The livestream will start on both pages on May 6th and 7th at 7pm and following the screenings on Thursday there will be the awards ceremony. Each category will honor its winner: drama, documentary, comedy, horror, sci-fi, and music video.
During the festival viewers will see a trailer for the documentary film ‘SEED’. The documentary is by Emmy award-winning Atlanta filmmaker Malena Cunningham Anderson is about one man’s journey to grow food, people and community through urban farming.
“We are very excited to bring this documentary here to Savannah. With there being a focus right here at home on urban gardening and how they can bring communities together, this subject is very timely,” said Kareem McMichael, co-director of the SSU Indie Film Festival.
The documentary will be screened at the live festival in the fall. Following the screening of the award-winning documentary will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker’s producer Malena Cunningham Anderson, director of photography and editor Mario Eugene Page, and composer and music director Robbie Cunningham.
The documentary was selected for screening at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta (August, 2017) where it won Best Documentary. The film was also selected for screening at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville (October, 2017). The documentary also won a Silver Award at the Spotlight Film Festival (December, 2017). In 2018, the film received an Honorable Mention for Best Alabama Documentary at the Sidewalk Film Festival.
SSU Indie Film Fest’s goal, according to co-founder Prof. Tracey Haynes, “is to create a platform for artists to showcase their talents.” As noted on the website, many filmmakers have received notoriety that started at independent film festivals like Spike Lee, Lars Von Trier, Ryan Coogler, and Jane Campion to name a few.
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Listen to the interview here https://bit.ly/2Q36lfr. Tracy Haynes and Kareem McMichael (Karmac) was on Savannah on Film on December 21, 2019 with host Ed Ciucevich talking about the SSU Indie Film Fest.
The SSU Indie Film Fest is preparing for the 6th Festival in April 2020. Prior to that the festival is planning to host a series of workshops leading up to the festival. Kareem McMichael, co-director of the festival talked about it on WTOC Mid-Monring Live.
M'Baku From the Mountains Fan Film Premiere Showing, Brought to you in part by the SSU Indie Film Fest
You can see M’Baku From the Mountains will be presented on September 8, 2019 at 6pm at the Student Union Ballroom at Savannah State University. The film is produced by Andre’ L. Johnson and the director of photography is Shantez Herrington.
In 2018 Andre' L. Johnson was inspired by the hit film Black Panther to write a fan film prequel based on the character M'Baku and why he came to Challenge Day. After a year of planning and filming he is now ready to present the film to the world. The film is a collaboration of many in the local film industry in Savannah, GA including students and alum from each of the local colleges.
The premiere showing of the Black Panther Fan Film, M'Baku From the Mountains will be a fun red-carpet evening (formal attire required), screening of the movie, Q&A with the cast and crew, food, music and more.
The red carpet and networking will be from 6pm to 7:45pm and the film screening will start at 8pm. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/30jj7sH. For more information about the film contact Andre L. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more info about the SSU Indie Film Fest at http://ssuindiefilmfest.weebly.com/ or contact Kareem McMichael or Tracy Haynes, co-coordinator and festival director, at 912-358-3352 or email: email@example.com and follow on social media, Facebook: SSU Indie Film Fest @ssufilmfest and Twitter and Instagram @ssu_indf.
Directions to Student Union: Once you enter on to Savannah States campus from La Roche Dr you can ask directions from the security officer to get to the Student Union. To get there yourself just head straight as soon as you leave the security officer check point, the road you are on is North Tompkins Rd. Take that road all the way down till you get to a three way stop and make a right. Once you make the right up ahead you will see the Tiger Arena to your right. Pass the Arena and the next building is the Student Union where the event will be held up stairs. There is parking right next to the building.
Industry professionals bringing the film Industry to Savannah on Sunday, May 20. It will be a day of intimate workshops for filmmakers, writers, and actors. To pre-register and RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org www.actorsintensiveworkshop.com.
The filmmaking and writing workshop will be instructed by award-winning director and professor, Christine Swanson (writer and director of the “The Miki Howard Story”). The actors scene study will be instructed by actor, writer, director and teacher, Javon Johnson of BET’s “The Quad.” The ono-on-one session will be with industry professionals Patti Gill & Genia Nooks of the Gill Talent Group.
The workshops will be in Whiting Hall at Savannah State University. The cost for all 4 sessions is $275 and for more details view the info graphic.
Best Documentary International (Nominees)
Best Documentary United States (Nominees)
Best Music Video (Nominees)
Best Cast Ensemble Comedy (Nominees)
Best Comedy (Nominees)
Best Cast Ensemble Horror/Sci-fi (Nominees)
Best Horror/Sci-fi International (Winner)
Best Horror/Sci-fi United States (Nominees)
Best Screenplay (Nominees)
Best Director (Nominees)
Best Drama United States (Nominees)
People’s Choice Award Finalist
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