It's a Wrap!
The Fifth Annual Cine Noir: A Festival of Black Film concluded a four-day showcase of jury and invitational independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers. Over 25 feature-length, short subject,animation, music videos, and documentary films were screened at Cameron Art Museum and Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC -- one of the largest filmmaking communities on the East Coast.
The 2006 Trailblazer Award winner was Dwayne McDuffie, co-creator of the hit animation series "Static Shock" and producer of "Justice League Unlimited."
Other filmmakers in attendance included LaFaye Baker, director of "Hollywood at Its Best," a documentary profiling five African-American stuntwomen.
Robert Patton-Spruill, director of the feature film "Turntable" visited from Boston. Atlanta filmmaker Hotep was in town for the screening of his documentary "Independent Doin' Major Things". New Jersey filmmaker Alester Owens came to Wilmington for the screening of his short documentary "The Electric Cool."
The winners in the jury competition follow:
1st Place - The Meeting
2nd Place - AWOL
3rd Place - Dolls with Issues
1st Place - The Healing Passage
2nd Place - Scene Not Heard
3rd Place - Independent Doin' Major Things
Sponsored by Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, Cameron Art Museum, Cumulus Broadcasting, the Landfall Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council, Time Warner Cable, and the Star News.