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MAIN VENUES:

744 BROAD STREET | 744 Broad Street

CITYPLEX 12 THEATER | 360-394 Springfield Avenue

DUTCH’S TRYP HOTEL | 24 E Park Street

EXPRESS NEWARK | 50 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor

IRONBOUND FILM & TV STUDIOS | 164 Delancey  Street

IRONBOUND RIVERFRONT PARK | 1-3 Brill St

LAUNCHPAD | 50 Halsey Street,  2nd Floor

NEWARK MUSEUM | 49 Washington Street

NJIT  THEATER | Kupfrian Hall, NJIT Campus

NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY | 5 Washington Street

NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL | 1020 Broad Street

RUTGERS THEATER  BRADLEY HALL | 110 Warren Street 

REGISTRATION BEGINS 9AM-7PM @ 744 Broad Street Office.

You must register at 744 Broad Street to pick up your Passes.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH

3 pm @ Express Newark -- Two Beats, One Soul Premiere with Celebrity Filmmakers & Celebrities (Invite Only)

8 pm @ Express Newark -- Greenleaf Live Viewing Party & Panel with Celebrity Cast (Invite Only)


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

6pm @ Hahne Building -- VIP Filmmakers Opening Reception (Invite Only)

9:30 pm @ Cityplex 12 -- Opening Night Premiere “The Stuff” with Celebrity Cast & Red Carpet (Invite or Goodwin/VIP pass only)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

9pm @ Cityplex 12  -- Closing Night World Premiere of Mario Van Peebles’ “Armed” with Celebrity Cast & Red Carpet (Invite or VIP pass only)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

6-8 pm @ Symphony Hall  -- Closing Awards Ceremony with Celebrity Presenters & Red Carpet (Open, black tie attire)

8:30 pm Wrap Party @ Ironbound Film & TV Studios -- Wrap Party (Pass holders only or by Invite)


FULL SCHEDULE BY VENUE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH 

START

TIME

FEATURES

SERIES & SHORTS
CITYPLEX 12 THEATER

DOCUMENTARIES

NEWARK MUSEUM

CURATED BLOCKS

EXPRESS NEWARK

SHORTS

NJIT THEATER

WORKSHOPS & PANELS

NEWARK LIBRARY

NJIT THEATER

PARTIES

DUTCH’S TRYP HOTEL

9AM-

12PM

9am-12pm Lamann Rucker Master Acting Class

12-2PM

12 PM Alex Fernbach Robotic Cinematography

NJIT THEATER

2-4 PM

S1: Sublime Life (Portugal)

S2: Bangers to the Bible

S3: SHORTS BLOCK:

Rule #1

Let Us Elevate

Narration

Wrath

Childs in The Village: Hasan & Wantri

S4: Short Block

Through It All

Lionhearted

Heimlich

Makeup x Breakup

Skippy Kills Ku Kluxers

S4:

2 PM

1950 : The Nationalist Uprising

2 PM Right & Exact: A conversation with Shaha Mfundishi Maasi Q&A with filmmakers, hosted by Khalil Maasi

SHORTS BLOCK:

A Second Later
Framed
Mati Muda
The Unarmed Warrior
Living
Dear Life

3 PM

Get Money: Funding 101

NEWARK LIBRARY

2-4 PM

Filmmakers Reception

DUTCH’S TRYP HOTEL

4-6 PM

S1: Finding Hope

S2: Naangu (India)

S3: Bar Fights

S4: MUSIC VIDEOS BLOCK

Crimson Red
Le chant du charretier
Matthew and The Arrogant Sea - Traveling Show
Moon Girl
Release
Times Like These
America
Favorite Things
I Juss Wanna Luv U
Love
Paparazzi
Reversal Of Fortune
TIME RUINS EVERYTHING

5 PM Deja Vu - A Docu-Series of the 2017 West Side Basketball Team with Q&A

SHORTS BLOCK:

LEAVE
JESSWOLFGLASS
Between you and me
Solomon Dasko

SHORT BLOCK:

Charcoal
Romance
New York City's 5 Deadly Venoms
Of a 6-year-old Girl
Physical Re-Education
Skinny Love
Homesick
James Tatum
Dream Phone
Mictlan

Resistance: the Battle of Philadelphia

4 PM Tech & Film Panel

NEWARK LIBRARY

6-8 PM

S1: Best Friends

S2: ANATHEMA

S3: KILLING BEEF 'Gun Violence In The Black Communities'

S4: I’M A SURVIVOR SHORT BLOCK
Timeless Pain
Broken Silence
Grafik
Aftermath

Red Paint

Voices of Our Ancestors

Latinegras: The Journey of Self-Love through an AfroLatina Lens  +

¡Lucha Sî! The Fight for Public Education in Puerto Rico

SHORTS BLOCK:
unapologetic me: BLACK | GAY | MAN
Single Man Problems
Out
Shh...
Cal & V
For Sale
Hit Me Up

6 PM Sustainability in Hollywood, with Malik Yoba, the Tate Brothers and Kim Hawthorne

NJIT THEATER

 8-10 PM

S1: Jersey

S2: To Touch

S3:  One Bedroom

S4: Black + "Culture of Hip Hop" The Staten Island Story

8 PM-12AM White Party

DUTCH’S TRYP HOTEL

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

START

TIME

FEATURES & BLOCKS

CITYPLEX 12 THEATER

YOUTH FESTIVAL

EXPRESS NEWARK

NEWARK FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE

NEWARK MUSEUM

CELEBRITY PANELS

NJIT THEATER

WORKSHOPS

LAUNCHPAD 

744 BROAD ST

RUTGERS THEATER  BRADLEY HALL

PARTIES

DUTCH’S TRYP HOTEL

10 AM-

12 PM

10 AM SCREENINGS

Red Carpet + Screenings of Youth Festival Finalists @

EXPRESS NEWARK

10 AM Master Class with Lyndsay Christian “Developing Your On Air Host Career”

LAUNCHPAD

12-2 PM

12-1 PM YOUTH LUNCH (INVITE ONLY)

YOUTH MUST REGISTER!
EXPRESS NEWARK

1 PM Women in Action, Featuring the Women of Black Panther’s Dora Milaje Panel

NJIT THEATER

12 PM Wendy McKensie Acting Class

RUTGERS THEATER  BRADLEY HALL

12-2 PM Emerging Entrepreneurs

744 BROAD ST

1 PM Conversation with Bob Sumner: the Business of Comedy

LAUNCHPAD

2-4 PM

2 PM SCREENINGS

S1: One23 The Documentary of RahGor

S2: She Was So Pretty 2

S3: EMERGING FILMMAKERS  SHORTS

Rayne

Blackwood

Citizen Stranger
Wrongful

The Dark Room
White Boy

S4: SHORTS BLOCK:

MELINDA
Titan's Journey
HOPELESSLY
Wrath City
Betrayed... In Love

Mask World

1-3 PM

Youth Media Workshops:

1. My Thoughts Out Loud Live with The HUBB  Session

2. Filmmaking 101

3. Writing for Film & Media with Yucef Mayes

4. Drone 101 with Urban Drone King

5. Acting & Auditioning

6. Media Entrepreneurship

EXPRESS NEWARK

2-4 PM NEWARK FILMMAKERS BLOCK
There Comes a Time

WHERE THE WATER RUNS
White Pickett Fence
That 2017's Show

Homesick

2 PM Stunt Panel + JUN film screening

NJIT THEATER

2 PM Screenplay Writers Consultation with Pam Gibson & Warrington Hudlin

744 BROAD ST

3:30 PM Drone Cinematography Workshop

IRONBOUND RIVERFRONT PARK

4-6 PM

S1: Her Little Secret

S2: The Legacy of Jett Black + Portal Man

S3: SHORT BLOCK:

Train Man
A Love Letter for the End of the World
Hunters and Gatherers
Momma’s Boy
Last Summer
Semi-Professional
Thurman Comes Home
You Made It Out Alive
I Got a Callback

S4: HOT TOPICS SHORT BLOCK:

Social Conflict
Sunset Prayer
The Republican

Flipped

3-4 PM YOUTH CELEBRITY Q&A & RED CARPET

EXPRESS NEWARK

4-6 PM NEWARK FILMMAKERS BLOCK

The Theory Of Brick City Music

An East Side Story
On the Cusp
When We Meet Again
Blue House Slave

Grind


5 PM Lance Gross Q&A

NJIT THEATER

4 PM The Power of Music in Film

744 BROAD ST

6-8 PM

S1: Agwaetiti Obiụtọ (Nigeria)

S2: SHORT BLOCK:

The Last Visit
Hidden: Behind the Curtain
Desde el principio
CONEY ISLAND SIREN

Raspberries 

S3: WEB ORIGINALS:
Sole Kings
Forceful Purpose
Two Grown
Over Easy Courthouse Cafe

Conversations Centered Around Black Bodies: Militant Mother

S4: WOMEN FILMMAKERS SHORT BLOCK:

INSTANCE
My Neighborhood
Jabari Keating
You Turn
The Letter J
Basketball + Laughs = Life
Periods and Other Lady Bits
Within a Moment
Tagged
Piu Piu

NEWARK FILMMAKERS BLOCK

Heroin(e)
Blue Wall
Carly & James
Dating Games
Pete & Virg:  Get Help - A True Newark Story

6 PM Hot In Hollywood: Rising Stars of Hollywood with Jay Ellis, Michelle Paress, Tobias Truvillion, Michelle Mitchenor, Coley Mustafa Speaks

NJIT THEATER

8-10 PM

8 PM SCREENINGS

S1: The Drop (Fetty Wap) + Q&A with cast

S2: MOTH

S3: MUSIC & FILM SHORT BLOCK:
The Saxophonist
Undefined: A Muslim-American Musical
Harlem Blues
Paris Blues in Harlem

For The Love Of Musiq

S4: WEB ORIGINAL:
#LoveMyRoomie (LMR2)
Deep The Series
Londyn
Single and Anxious

Stalk His Ass

Book Club

9:30 PM Comedy Show with Bob Sumner

DUTCH’S TRYP HOTEL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH 

START

TIME

PANELS

NEWARK MUSEUM

AWARDS CEREMONY

SYMPHONY HALL

WRAP PARTY

IRONBOUND STUDIOS

10 AM-

12 PM

10:30 AM-12 PM

Women Behind The Mic - #OriginalBadGirl - The Bad Girls of Bad Boy

12-2 PM

12 PM Writers Conversation with Richard Wesley, Cheo Coker, Frankie Faison, and Warrington Hudlin

5-10 PM

6-8 PM AWARDS CEREMONY

8:30 PM WRAP PARTY @ Ironbound Film & TV Studio