Call for Entries Juneteenth Atlanta Film Fest 6/19-20th (ATLANTA) — Call for entries , Juneteenth Atlanta — AAPEX

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Call for Entries Juneteenth Atlanta Film Fest 6/19-20th (ATLANTA)

It's Carly! I am co-sponsoring a Juneteenth Film Festival in Atlanta on June 19 - 20.
I have attached our press release and call for entries below.
Thanks, Carletta

Juneteenth Atlanta Film Showcase
Presentation to The Campaign
for the Ossie Davis Endowment

Atlanta, Georgia (March 15, 2008) – In celebration of Juneteenth 2008, The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation and IKAM Productions proudly presents the first annual Juneteenth Atlanta Film Showcase, Thursday and Friday, June 19th & 20th. Festivities include an opening and closing reception, book signings, a museum exhibit of African American inventors, and a two-day showcase of short and feature length films celebrating the diversity, strength and survival of African Americans.

The Juneteenth Atlanta Film Showcase closing program will take place Friday June 20th and will include a special presentation of a portion of the event’s proceeds to be received by a representative of
The Campaign for the Ossie Davis Endowment.

“We are excited to make participation in this historical celebration possible!” says Nancy Howard, Founder and Executive Director of The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation. “Juneteenth is a representation of who we are as African Americans – a turning point indicating where we’ve come from and a confirmation of our resilience and endurance. We’re doubly honored to contribute to The Ossie Davis Endowment, and pleased to welcome a representative from the organization as our special guest to kick off our first annual event and to receive our donation.”

The Campaign for The Ossie Davis Endowment supports Ossie Davis Scholars, African American college students charged with continuing his life of artistic activism through their educational and professional choices. The Campaign was established by friends of Mr. Davis, with the blessing of the Davis family. The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will administer the Endowment. For additional information about the campaign and the endowment, visit

What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It was June 19th, 1865 when the slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they were finally free – though slaves had actually been freed two and a half years earlier with the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. While its roots are in Texas, Juneteenth has become a special day for African Americans all around the United States and the world. For an overview of the worldwide celebration, visit

Schedule of events and advance ticket sales will be available online at beginning April 15, 2008, and will include pricing for individual events, All Day Passes or All Access Passes. Program booklet ads are $100 for a full page. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available - commit early for reduced rates. For details call 404-799-8115.

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