Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 2, 2022:
Greenwood Film Festival kicked off its 2022 season with the Inaugural Spring Film Camp for youth and graduated its first class on April 7, 2022. The Four Day Camp
provided firsthand instructions in writing, acting, directing, editing, and producing to ensure youth of the community have the skills to own, distribute and positively participate in the growing film business in Oklahoma. The instructor was Dennis Delemar, GFF Executive Director, special guests were local screenwriter Hank Byrd, and professional actor Devon Joseph. Special Thanks to Circle Cinema, Trabar & Associates, and community partners.
The spring camp was a great segue into the 2nd Annual Greenwood Film Festival happening June 8-12. Films of Freedom is this year’s theme for the 5-day festival. GFF will kick off with an interactive and hands-on series of writing, directing, producing, and editing. Next are panel discussions, which will help filmmakers find their voice, audience, locations, and film funding. The Location Panel will feature the Cherokee Film Office.
Red Horizon, a documentary about a group of pilots who are dedicated to keeping the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen alive, will screen in a special event on June 8. Artist, Usher Raymond VI narrates the film. Followed by local filmmaker Kameron McQueen’s The InHouse, a thrilling short film about three friends who have a “full-proof” plan to rob a house of viral social media influencers. Next, African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey, narrated by actor Keith David, will screen on June 10. Returns, a feel-good library short film created during the GFF Spring Film Camp will screen June 12 along with The Road Less Cycled, an inspiring South African feature film about a man biking 300km to follow his dream.
In its 2nd Annual festival, GFF encourages Tulsans of all ages to see Black people in a new light. Be enlightened by films that expose the ills of Black community and speak truth to power and empower.
GFF is becoming a premiere film festival where the next generation of pioneers are highlighted. The festival will screen over eighteen films at Circle Cinema. Festival locations include Circle Cinema, OSU Tulsa, Living Arts, and other venues. GFF partnership includes the Cherokee Nation Film Office. Some of the festival sponsors include, Circle Cinema, OSU Tulsa, Frios Gourmet Pops, Zayan Studios, Trabar Communications LLC, Writerduet, Wokepics, Filmstro, and Studiobinder. For sponsorships, ticket packages and full schedule visit greenwoodfilmfestival.com. Dennis Delemar is the GFF Executive Director and can be reached at [email protected] or Telephone: 1-323-736-2470.