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CHOICES - (Short Film)

  • 2019 San Diego Black Film Festival (San Diego, CA) - Short film Nominee  and Official Selection. Screened at Arclight theater La Jolla, Feb. 2.

  • 2018 Sacramento International Film Festival (Sac., CA) - Official Selection screened  April 2018.  See festival highlights on the My Work page.

  • Best Shorts Competition - Winner – Award of Recognition: Women Filmmakers, September  2018.  International awards competition.

  • North Bay Art and Film Festival (Benicia, CA.) - Official Selection, screened October 2017. 

  • Special Mention award from the Global Shorts online film festival, (Los Angeles, CA.), screened October 2017.

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Other Projects

  • International Black Independent Film, Video & Screenplay Competition Screenplay Finalist award for the screenplay “Dreammakers”

  • National Black Programming Consortium, “Prized Pieces” Award for the documentary “Mudra Afrique.” 

  • Emmy nomination for "Detroit Black Journal" (WTVS, PBS)

CHOICES was well received and showered with a warm response from a select audience at a private viewing event, held at the Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex  http://www.thebrickhouseartgallery.com  in Sacramento, Ca., August 2017. A special reception was also provided at the Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant  http://www.queenshebas.com  after the event. Both locations are featured in the film.

 

CHOICES received an equally warm greeting at the North Bay Art and Film Festival in Benicia CA. Hats off to cast and crew!

 

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