INTERVIEW: Twin Cities Black Film Festival KSTP Chanel 5

The Twin Cities is a major hub for the arts in the Midwest and Thursday starts a three-day run for a festival that celebrates the cultural perspective of African American filmmakers.

Natalie Morrow, founder of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival talked with Rusty Gatenby about some of the film festival’s attractions.

The documentary “In Search of the Black Knight” by Tamara Makonnen will open the festival.

Over the last decade, the festival has showcased more than 300 film makers as well as 450 films, shorts and documentaries.

Join Us! 2014 TCBFF Schedule

Friday, October 10

7:00pm BET Presents Twin Cities Black Film Festival Hollywood Fashion Show. Fashion by Moods of Norway at Mall of America, Minnesota’s Own & Dahil Republic of Couture.

Suggested Donation: $15

VIP: $30 Includes preferred seating and a Glam Bag. Grey Goose drink specials! Glam Bags sponsored by Aveda, Steve Madden, Grey Goose, Hempz, Cole Haan, Warner Bros and many more!

Location:
Seven Sushi Ultra Bar & SkyBar
700 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Saturday, October 11

11:30am Mamas Own

12:00pm Planned Parenthood A Vital Service (Sponsored by Planned Parenthood)

12:30pm Transcending Surgeon (Sponsored by Black Association of Doctors)

1:30pm Why Do You Have Black Dolls?

2:00pm Breakfast (Director Present)

2:25pm I am From (Director Present)

3:00pm Muted

3:30pm Little White Lie Director present via Skype

4:50pm CRU (Actor Keith Robinson and Director present)

8:00pm TCBFF Soirée and Listening Party/ Sensational Saturdays
Brought to you by BET & Patron
Faces Mears Park – 373 N. Sibley, St. Paul, MN
Meet recording artist Keith Robinson and Listen to the
smooth sounds of his CD “Famous”

Sunday October 12 Schedule: Radisson Blu MOA

11:55am Welcome Remarks

12:00pm The Heartbroken Rainbow

12:45pm The Bravest The Boldest

1:10pm Made in America

2:50pm Intellectual Intersection

3:30pm Lupita Nyongo’s In Her Genes

3:45pm Everyday Black Man

5:00pm Myra’s Angel

6:00pm Closing Night Event presented by Lexus
Closing Night Event:
Lexus Presents: Twin Cities Verses and Flow Party
Wind down with poetry and music
Special Guest Pavielle French and Chirch Crooner
6pm-11pm

Winners of the Best Short, Best Feature and Best Documentary will be announced at our Closing Night Event. Sponsored By: HBO and SONY

2014 TCBFF Begins Oct. 9 at Radisson Blu MOA

Radisson Blu MOA
The Nokomis Room
2100 Kilibrew Drive
Bloomington Mn 55425

Enjoy Vendors a Photo Booth, Registration Bags, Great Films, Meet and Greets, Great Networking and Much More! Make sure you follow us on Social Media!

Founder of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival, Honored by Minnesota Timberwolves

On February 26, Natalie Morrow, Founder of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival, was honored by the Minnesota Timberwolves. At every home game during Black History Month, the Minnesota Timberwolves have honored community leaders who share the Timberwolves’ pride and in turn, enrich their community.

“I am so very honored. This was a great, prestigious honor for Black History Month,” Morrow said. Morrow, who was honored at Target Center’s center court and given an autographed basketball, has led the Film Festival since its inception some ten years ago.
Since its inception, the Twin Cities Black Film Festival has showcased over 300 filmmakers as well as 450 films, shorts and documentaries, offering emerging filmmakers and opportunity to showcase their work, and for industry professionals to discover emerging talent.

SAVE THE DATE: The 2013 Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Join us for the 11th Annual Twin Cities Black Film Festival

The Twin Cities Black Film Festival is in its 11th year and still going strong. This year’s festival is scheduled from Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, Septmeber 29th. During these 4 days, participants will enjoy over 45 films including fantastic Opening and Closing Night films, shorts, feature length and Documentaries. There will be a $3000 Award each for Best Feature, Best Short and Best Documentary.

This years activities also include industry experts, a Silent Auction, 4 Festival Receptions, a Health and Wellness Seminar and a Hollywood Fashion Show.

Among this year’s sponsors are : HBO, Sony, Showplace Icon theatre, The Microsoft Store, K&G Fashion Superstore, Delta Airlines, Black Enterprise & Radisson Blu Hotels,