Harlem International Film Festival

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Harlem International Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival Logo
LocationHarlem, New York City, New York
Festival dateSeptember

The Harlem International Film Festival (Hi) is an annual five-day film festival in Harlem, New York.[1] The first festival took place in 2005.[2] Michael Franti's I Know I'm Not Alone was named Best International Documentary at the festival that year.[3] The short film Eme Nakia was selected to be screened at the 2006 festival.[4] Also that year, The Hip Hop Project produced by Queen Latifah and Bruce Willis was named Best Documentary Film.[5] Nigerian film Anchor Baby was named Best Film at the 2010 festival and won another award there as well.[6] Omoni Oboli was named Best Actress that year.[7] Najat Jellab's short film The Projectionist premiered at the 2013 festival.[8] The festival named Vanessa L. Williams Best Actress one year.[9] Short film In The Field, directed by Matthew Hope, was screened at the festival one year.[10]

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Harlem International Film Festival 2014 award winners[edit]

Award Film Winner
Best Film Kamkam
Best World Film Depois da Chuva
Best Documentary The Cooler Bandits
Best World Doc Brown Bread
Best Director Tempo Girl Dominik Locher
Best Documentary Director You have his Eyes Christopher Wilson
Mira Nair Award For
Rising Female Filmmaker
Redemption Trail Britta Sjogren
Audience Award Children of the Light
Best Experimental Film Duran / Circling
Best Actor Magkakabaung Allen Dizon
101 Chodyangal Minon
Best Actress Love Me Viktoria Spesyvtseva
Best Cinematography Si-o-se Pol Kristian Leschner
Best Short Documentary The Game Changer Indrani Kopal
Best Short Shorts 18 Seconds
Berxen Kulek
La Loteria
One Question
The Devil Goes Down
The Way You Love
Best Short 0.60 MG
Battle Of Island Mound
Fleecing Led Zeppelin
Into The Silent Sea
La Donna
The Perfect Sacrifice
Best Animation Le Gouffre
Best Youth Feature Flying Paper
Best Youth Short Documentary A Teen's Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism
Best Youth Short Perfect Day
Best Music Video The Lion
Harlem Spotlight (feature) Know How
Harlem Spotlight (documentary) Changing Face of Harlem
Winning Feature Script The Blacktivist
Winning Short Script Brewster Commons


Harlem International Film Festival 2013 award winners[edit]

Award Film Winner
Best Film Clutter Diane Crespo
Best World Film Tu Seras Un Homme (You’ll Be A Man) Benoit Cohen
Best Documentary Lessons of Hayti Edward J. Harris II and Byron Hunter
Best World Doc Post 9-11: Fear, Anger & Politics Nadia Zouaoui
Best Director Four of Hearts Eric Haywood
Best Documentary Director 16 Acres Richard Hankin
Mira Nair Award For
Rising Female Filmmaker
Bittersweet Monday Jaime Lee
Audience Award Sex, Love & Salsa Adrian Manzano
Best Experimental Film Objects Attack! Rona Mark
Best Actor Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till Mike Wiley
Best Actress Nuwebe Barbara Miguel
Best Cinematography The Passage Alexander Douglas
Best Short Documentary Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution Matthew Vandyke
Best Short Daughter Assia Lakhlif
Empty Paper Bag Majid Sarvini
Farewell Jimmy Sanghyun Kim
Kombra Ali Kamanda
Pillowcase David Lombroso
Sum-ba-kok-jil (Hide ‘n Seek) Hanuk Lee
Sweet, Sweet Country Dehanza Rogers
The Projectionist Najat Jellab
Best Animation Daddy ABC Hamad Alawar
Ed Gabriel Garcia
Best Youth Short Remain Still Armaan Uplekar
Best Music Video Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight David Scheve
Harlem Spotlight (feature) Fight, Dance Sing Kamal Robinson
Harlem Spotlight (short) Happy New Year! Judianny Compress
Winning Feature Script The Rose That Grew From Concrete:
The Story of Tupac Amaru Shakur
Reginald Jackson
Winning Short Script She Was Left Alone Bela Wolf


Harlem International Film Festival 2012 award winners[edit]

Award Film Winner
Best Film True Bromance Sebastian Doggart (UK, US)
Best World Film A.L.F. Jérôme Lescure (France)
Best Documentary Herman’s House (Canada, US) Angad Bhalla
Best World Documentary Not My Life
(Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt,
Ghana, Guatemala, India,
Italy, Romania, Senegal, US)
Robert Bilheimer
Best Director The Talk Man (US) Gene Gallerano
Best Documentary Director Mas Man (Trinidad & Tobago, US) Dalton Narine
Mira Nair Award
for Rising Female Filmmaker
A Gran Plan (Singapore) Sangeeta Nambiar
Audience Award The Glamorous Lie (US)
Best Actor Hombre y Tierra (US) Maurice Ripke
directed by Christian Cisneros
Best Actress A Gran Plan (Singapore) Farida Jalal
directed by Sangeeta Nambiar
Best Short Documentary Check the Rhyme (US) Tim Smoove
Top Seven Shorts
Amos (US) Taylor Maxwell
I Can Smoke? (US) Tony Ducret
Playing Grown Up (Mexico) Javier Solorzano Casarin
Shoot the Moon Alexander Gaeta (US)
The Darkness is Close Behind (US) Sheena Mccann
The Hole (South Korea) Joon Seong Ahn
The Pilgrim & the Private Eye (US) Joel Johnstone
Best Short Shorts
(12 Minutes And Under)
And I on the Opposite Shore (US) Mozell Miley-Bailey
Co Raz Zostalo Zapisane (Poland) Martin Rath
Raise My Hands (Ireland) Frank Kelly
The Future (Australia) Venetia Taylor
The World Outside (US) Zachary Kerschberg
Best Animation The Hopper Alex Brüel Flagstad (Denmark) Wolf Dog Tales Bernadine Santistevan (US)
Best Youth (Feature) Film Brooklyn Bridges (Palestine, US) Fran Tarr
Best Youth Short Cross Court (US) Rafael Cortina
Best Music Video Soldier (US) Cinque Northern
Harlem Spotlight Stonefaced (US) Vivian Ducat
Winning Feature Script Eternal Spring Fist Erik Bernard
Winning Short Script The Tenth Door Michael D. Lies
Screenplay Finalists Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow Harold Brown
Resilience Lena Slachmuijlder
You Dresses, Me Shoes S. A. Green
Screenplay Semi-finalists Fall Out Michael Gold
In 2 Me U Kimberly Fernandez & Jeanette Villafane
Kingpin R. M. Chepesiuk
Undivided Trevor and Troy Parham



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  2. ^ "Hi-story". Harlem International Film Festival. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  3. ^ "Spearhead frontman to play prison show". NME. May 3, 2007. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sparta's Short Film Trailer: 'Eme Nakia'". Ultimate Guitar Archive. September 5, 2006. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Gregg Goldstein (October 30, 2006). "ThinkFilm backs new 'Project'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  6. ^ Patrice Peck (August 19, 2013). "Lonzo Nzekwe Spotlights African Immigration in "Anchor Baby"". Black Entertainment Television. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Chris Ajaero (August 3, 2011). "The Stars of Nollywood". Modern Ghana. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  8. ^ "The Projectionist Gets US Premiere 9/15". Broadway World. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  9. ^ Marti Parham (November 20, 2006). "Vanessa Williams Proves that Having the Right Stuff has Paid Off". Jet: 63.
  10. ^ "People news from Nice Shoes, Publicis Mojo and more". Creativity. April 11, 2011. Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  11. ^ "2014 Awards". harlemfilmfestival.org. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "2013 Awards". harlemfilmfestival.org. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "2012 Awards". harlemfilmfestival.org. Retrieved July 19, 2016.

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