22ndAnnual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
January 15-17, 2016

Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger
(Hollywood, CA) – The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) hosts the 22nd Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase and Diversity Youth Film Festival January 15-17, 2016. The event will kick off with BHERC’s A Great Day in Black Hollywood on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046. Trailblazer Director, Charles Burnett will receive the Ivan Dixon Award of Achievement for his distinguished career and in recognition of the 25thAnniversary for his award-winning film TO SLEEP WITH ANGER. The program starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.).
The Opening Night will also include Award recipients LaRita Shelby, Entertainer, Author and Media Professional – Community Service Award, Larry Chatman, Production Manager/Production Coordinator for Dr. Dre and Aftermath Entertainment – President’s Award, Ron Brewington, Host and Producer of ActorsE Chat, Billy Woodberry, Independent filmmaker, and Julie Dash, Producer/Writer/Director – Lifetime Achievement Award. Filmmakers for the 2016 festival will also be introduced during the opening night ceremony.
The S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase screenings will occur Saturday through Sunday, January 16 & 17, 2016, at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California 90038. The Diversity Youth Film Festival kicks off the showcase on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with 20 films produced and directed by students from Washington Preparatory High School. Starting at 12:30 p.m. 50 short films including romance, drama & comedy, directed and produced by African-American filmmakers from around the nations will be shown.
On Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m., BHERC will screen the redigitized version of TO SLEEP WITH ANGER followed by a moderated discussion with Charles Burnett.
Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. For complete information about the Festival, please visit www.BHERC.org or call (310) 284-3170. BHERC invites the community to join us and to support our filmmakers.

Festival Pricing: Opening Night Festivities $50.00
Saturday/Sunday Day Pass $25.00
Saturday/Sunday Block of Films $15.00
Weekend Pass $100.00

For a complete screening schedule, visit our website www.BHERC.org.
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