"At Greenwood Film Festival, the mission is to encourage collaboration amongst creatives & visionaries towards ownership, build up black presence in the Tulsa film community, and use film to break down the internalized stigmas within the black community, perpetuated by media & film today."
Greenwood Film Festival to Launch during the 100th Commemoration of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
ZAYAN STUDIOS founded by DENNIS DELEMAR will host its first GREENWOOD FILM FESTIVAL, the weekend of June 12, 13 and 14, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and will premiere the short film, BLACK WALL STREET: An American Nightmare which was filmed on site in Tulsa and written and directed by Delemar.
Sherryll Atkins, a writer for MOESHA and SISTER SISTER will deliver the keynote address and present a writer's workshop @ the 2021 GREENWOOD FILM FESTIVAL.
This three-day event will be a learning experience for people who love movies, young pioneering filmmakers, and veteran film professionals,
"Nearly 100 years ago, the once vibrant city, sitting on over 40 acres of land purchased by O.W. Gurley, was brought to ashes on May 31-June 1, 1921 on the accusation of sexual assault of a white woman by a black man. Despite several attempts to rebuild the community, city ordinances, economic downturns have caused development to be stifled. The people however are resilient. And its legacy has stood the test of time, inspiring the black community to advance towards identity and ownership." GFF
GREENWOOD FILM FESTIVAL (GFF) aims to give local filmmakers, other creatives and everyone the opportunity to spend July 12-14, 2021` immersed in the world of independent film
GREENWOOD FILM FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS
GREENWOOD FILM FESTIVAL will provide filmmakers a platform to showcase their work and connect with film professionals. The festival will also equip creatives to own their content and help transform the recurring victim mindsets to positive images within the black community. “Often times the black experience is defined by our trauma and is weaponized against us. Therefore, GFF exists, to combat that mentality with inspiration and power, one film at a time."
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