The Society of Urban Professionals announces the Inaugural Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF) at the Shaker Square Cinema, April 19th – 22nd, 2012. Tickets go on sale soon. Follow the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF) on twitter @gcuff1.
The Greater Clevland Urban Film Festival will showcase local, emerging talent, and established artists who are contributing to the growing population of independent filmmaking with a focus on quality films that promote awareness, appreciation, and merit within the African-American community.
The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival programming objective is to educate, entertain, and highlight the African –American experience via independent films and documentaries that represent the African-American journey and to encourage Greater Cleveland area students to consider a career in the film industry.
S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her portrayal of Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC’s Law & Order new documentary The Contradictions of Fair Hope has been selected as the opening film. Cleveland native Kym Whitley will be the honorary host and serves as the inaugural honorary chair.
S Epatha Merkerson
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