Kiai-Kick Film’s “Cornered” among lineup at Third Annual Capital City Black Film Festival and Historical Harlem Lights! Awards Show
Austin,TX – July 23, 2015 –Kiai-Kick Films announced today that its martial arts action short film Cornered has been invited to the third annual Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF), an Austin, Texas-based organization dedicated to films written or directed and produced by Blackfilmmakers, films with Black actors in principle roles or that are about Black characters,subject matter or issues related to the Black community.
“Cornered” is a martial arts 90’s style actioner about Austin super cop Adam Matrix, who finds himself running a gauntlet of lethal fighters in order to save a young woman and keep a superweapon out of the hands of Texas underworld boss Kellogg Deveroux.
Cornered is among 60 films that will be shown throughout the three-day festival that includes networking, panel discussions, workshops, dynamic film screenings and parties.
“I am incredibly happy that Cornered will be a part of the Capital City Black Film Festival.”, says director Michael S. Moore, “Cornered features something sorely missing from action cinema: an African-American hero in a genre of film that needs more heroes of color. I was blessed to work with a talented and diverse cast and crew.”
The Festival will begin this year with Harlem Lights!, which includes a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m., August 13, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin,TX. Harlem Lights! highlights the history of Austin Area African Americans in film, will feature live music, rare photographs, film clips, local actors and will be hosted by film, television and theater veteran Julius Tennon. This historical presentation honors Austin’s own Harlem Theater and lifetime achievement awards will be given to Austin’s own Tennon, actress, comedian, music performer “Damita Jo” LeBlanc, and jazz musician Gil Askey, one of the architects of the famous Motown sound.
“This year’s films represent the rich talent we have in this country and around the world both in front of and behind to camera,” said Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of CCBFF.
Tennon, Co-President and Producer of JuVee Productions, and his wife, award-winning actress Viola Davis, have been supporters of CCBFF since its inception because they felt having a Black film presence in Austin was long overdue.
“Black films are important because they give African-American artists a place to showcase their work to our community, and to the wider communities across the country,” said Tennon.
“They serve to shine a light on our stories and struggles, but more importantly, our success. They show that we are a force, and what we have to say stands for something.”
Each year CCBFF has used opening night to elevate the arts. This year local, influential organizations are adding to the prestige, including partnerships with the Austin History Center, the Texas Preservation of Black History Project and the African American Cultural Heritage District.
After a tremendous inaugural year in September 2013 and experiencing unexpected growth in 2014, CCBFF continues to grow, going from two to five screens with a diverse slate of feature films, documentary/feature films, short films, documentary/short films and music videos. The film ratings will range from G through the maximum of R.
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Media Contact: Michael S Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Media Contact: CCBFF
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Event: Capital City Black Film Festival
When: Thursday, August 13, 2015, Friday, August 14, 2015, and
Saturday, August 15, 2015.
Where: Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas
Buy Tickets: http://www.capcitybff.com/tickets
About the Capital City Black Film Festival:
Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is a Texas film festival based in Austin, the Capital of Texas. The festival’s goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their work in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin and in Texas.
About Kiai-Kick Films:
Kiai-Kick Films is an Austin based movie studio specializing in martial arts and action cinema. Created by Michael S. Moore, editor of the martial arts review website Kiai-Kick.com, as a way to make the action films he would want to see. Action films that include fascinating characters and exciting martial arts scenes, featuring a diverse group of fight choreographers and stunt men/women. You can find out more about Michael and Kiai-Kick Films at www.kiaikick.com.