Black Girl in Paris Finalist in HBO short film competition

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From Kiara C. Jones, Producer of Black Girl in Paris:
Congratulations to Director Kiandra Parks and the wonderfully talented Cast and Crew of her thesis film Black Girl in Paris!
Cultivated Films and Black Girl Productions are proud to announce that our film has been selected as a finalist in the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival.
Black Girl in Paris will have its World Premiere in  Miami, Florida in the HBO Short Film Competition.  http://www.abff.com/festival/
Black Girl in Paris was filmed on location in Paris, France with a dedicated Parisian Cast and Crew.  The film stars the extraordinarily talented, Tracey Heggins (Medicine for Melancholy, Twilight) and the amazing British Television starlett, Zaraah Abrahams and was visualized by award winning Director of Photography, Shlomo Godder.  Black Girl in Paris was shot on Panavision Alga’s Platinum, 35mm camera on beautiful Kodak film with processing at Eclair and telecine at Technicolor Paris.  Black Girl in Paris is a film by Director Kiandra Parks, Produced by Kiara C Jones.  The short is based on a novel by the same name, by author Shay Youngblood for which we are are developing the feature length version of the film.

HBO Short Film Competition

Thursday, June 20

8:30 pm-10:30 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Rd Miami Beach, FL 33139

Five talented filmmakers compete for the prestigious 17th annual HBO Short Film Award.

Admission: Passholders Only

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About Shay Youngblood

Shay Youngblood is the author of novels, plays, essays and poetry. Her work has appeared in Oprah, Essence, Black Book and Good Housekeeping Magazines. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Pushcart Prize for fiction, a Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, several NAACP Theater Awards, and a New York Foundation for the Arts, Sustained Achievement Award. Her short stories have been performed at Symphony Space and recorded for NPR's Selected Shorts. Ms. Youngblood received her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. She has worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in the eastern Caribbean, as an au pair, artist's model, and poet's helper in Paris, and as a creative writing instructor in a Rhode Island women's prison. She was a Japan U.S. Friendship Commission Creative Artist Fellow (2011) and Dallas Museum of Art, Writer in Residence (2013).

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