Saturday, June 12, 2021

San Francisco Black Film Festival XXIII, The Legacy Continues, “Healing the World One Film at A Time”

 




San Francisco Black Film Festival
P.O. Box  15490
San Francisco, CA  94115
 
 
MEDIA ADVISORY                                                            Contact: Jackie Wright
JUNE 11, 2021                                                                       415 525 0410,
                                                                                                jackiewright@wrightnow.biz
 
San Francisco Black Film Festival XXIII, The Legacy Continues,
“Healing the World One Film at A Time”
 
In tribute to the late Kali O’Ray, Festival Director who died unexpectedly August 2020, who carried on the family tradition of founder, his mother, Ave Montague who passed in 2009.
Now O’Ray’s children Cree Ray and Kali Ray Jr. are added to the leadership.
 
Who:              Cree Ray, Kali Ray Jr. & Katera Crossley Festival Directors of the San Francisco Black Film Festival; Special Guests of Honor Mayor London Breed and Sculptor Dana King; Invited Guests: Hollywood Producers Leslie Small and Judy Klein; New Orleans based-Chicago Native, Trumpet Phenom Mario Abney; Grammy-nominated prolific piano virtuoso Ricardo Scales;  Sponsors and  Community Leaders of SFGIANTS, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council; National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. San Francisco Chapter; SFJAZZ; San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce; AfroSolo; The Big Black Brunch; LeBlanc and Associates; San Francisco Housing Development Corporation; SFBLOC; New Orleans South Africa Connection (NOSACONN) and more.
 
What:             San Francisco Black Film Festival Media Briefing & VIP Reception
 
RSVP:            Due to COVID-19 Protocols & Need for Social Distancing, media must RSVP to: SFBFFMEDIA2021@GMAIL.COM
 
Where:           HOTEL NIKKO, 222 MASON STREET SAN FRANCISCO
 
When:            Tuesday, June 15, 2021; 5:30-7:00 p.m.
 
Why:              The San Francisco Black Film Festival, founded by the late San Francisco Arts impresario, Ave Montague, is a growing brand that increasingly gives a platform for emerging multicultural filmmakers and established Hollywood filmmakers to display work reflecting the African Diaspora and to interact with each other as the festival stimulates tourism.  SFBFF goes beyond entertainment. The evolving brand as it increases tourism has become an economic platform for workforce development with its partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women San Francisco Chapter Doris Ward Workforce Development Program.  Visit www.sfbff.org for more festival details.

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