Hip-Hop News: Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival Announces 2006 Screenings
Taking place April 27-30, 2006, in Atlanta, GA the Atlanta Hip Hop Film Festival features 28 premiers and more.
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4/21/2006 6:19:27 AM

The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival announced the 2006 screenings of films, taking place April 27-30, 2006, in Atlanta, GA. The festival will screen 2 feature films, 28 premieres (including 9 world premieres and 2 U.S. premieres), 4 shorts, and 3 music videos. For this year’s festival 78 films were submitted for consideration. This included 17 feature films, 24 documentaries, 13 shorts, 12 international feature films, and 12 music videos.

The festival opens on April 27, 2006 in Atlanta at the Auburn Research Library with the premiere of “K.O.S.- Determination,” written and directed by Jamaal Footman. “K.O.S. – Determination” is a story about two people, isolated by their knowledge of the world, who find each other through their mutual interest of literature.

Closing night, the “Starz InBlack® Orginal, ‘Dead Prez: It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop’” will make its world premiere on April 28, 2006 at the Carter Center. Dead Prez, one of the nation's preeminent underground hip-hop groups, performs in the band's first filmed concert special. "Dead Prez : "It's Bigger than Hip-Hop" spotlights the people on the frontlines of a movement to reclaim hip hop culture from its bling infatuation. This one-hour original feature includes a never-before-seen live concert, including tracks like "I'm an African", "Turn off the Radio", and "Hell Yeah", plus intimate interviews with Dead Prez members M-1 and stic.man , who discuss such topics as world politics, urban poverty, Black pride, the current state of hip- hop music and how it can be reclaimed to aid the movement. "Dead Prez: "It's Bigger Than Hip Hop" also features insights into the band and their movement from political activists, historians, and other hip hop artists. “Dead Prez: It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop” is directed by John Threat, written and produced by Curtis Forristal. Ellen Rudolph Mednick is the Executive Producer and David Charmatz is the Executive in Charge of Production.

2006 AHFF Film Screenings
Thursday, April 27, 2006 10 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
* Scene Not Heard, directed and produced by Maori Karmael Holmes- documentary.
* Rhyme Spitters, directed by Thomas Horne and Rich Seng, produced by Rich Seng – documentary, Atlanta Premiere.
* Starvin, directed by Scott and Ryan Thiel- documentary, U.S. Premiere.
* Representando, directed by Antonio Jose Guzman and Patricia Lesage – documentary, Atlanta Premiere.
* Sisterz of Underground, directed by Karl Lind –documentary.
* Hip Hop Exposing Headshots Below Zero, produced, directed and edited by Austyn Steelman- documentary, U.S. Premiere.
* Who is Jeff Stephens? directed by Jeff Stephens-documentary, World Premiere.
* APT 36 D is Michael's Place, directed by Christopher "Play" Martin- short, World Premiere.
* Cock Block, directed by Raymond Lynch and Renny Rugah – music video, World Premiere.
* Just To Get Rep, directed by Peter Gerard- documentary, Atlanta Premiere.
* Hip Hop Resurrection: From NY to New Zealand, directed by Michael Deet- documentary, World Premiere.
* Respect the Game- Gangsta Grillz, directed by Juwan Lee- documentary, Atlanta Premiere.
* Dirty States of America, directed by FLX- documentary, Atlanta Premiere.

Friday, April 28, 2006 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Hip Hop Business or Art?, directed and produced by DCTV's PRO-TV- documentary, Atlanta Premiere.
* Welcome to Durham, directed by Christopher “Play” Martin- music video World Premiere.
* One Love 2: True Ballin, directed by Sean Dougherty, co-directed and produced by Glen Cowen, hosted by Bobbito Garcia- documentary, Atlanta Premiere.
* New Flavors: The Emergence of Southern Hip- Hop Documentary, directed and produced by Brian Bentley and Vernon Clarke –documentary, World Premiere.
* Game, directed by JJ Goldberg- feature, Atlanta P

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