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Thank You for  viewing The 
first Annual  HIP·HOP·TV® Film Festival

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HIP·HOP·TV® Film Festival Part  One

HIP·HOP·TV® Film Festival Part Two 

HIP·HOP·TV® Film Festival Part Three

HIP·HOP·TV® Film Festival Part Four

© 2021 HIP·HOP·TV®  Film Festival Nominees 

Music Videos Category

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Monday - Director Craig Thomas

Directors: Craig Thomas

Performer:  Vega HeartBreak & M.C - MONDAY ft. Young Marlee Mar

Nomination:  Best Music Video, Best Direction in a music video , best song

WINNER BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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Crazy - Director Lee Milby

Directors: Lee Milby

Performer:  J-Key

Nomination:  Best Music Video, Best Direction in a music video , best song

Lee is a fine artist turned filmmaker based in NYC. She originally studied oil painting and performance art at The Cooper Union where she created many large scale oil paintings that focused on identity and mass production. After developing a devastating allergy to oil paint, she taught herself photography and filmmaking and has since directed multiple short films, a TV Pilot and many, many music videos

WINNER BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSIC VIDEO

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Shank's Rain- DirectorJonathan Rowan

Directors: Jonathan RowanPerformer:  

Nomination: Best Music Video, Best Direction in a music video , best song 

Director Biography - Jonathan Rowan

Director, Writer, Producer, Actor and Editor are just a few of the titles that best describe Jonathan Rowan. Jonathan is the true definition of talent, drive, passion, creativity and vision. Considered a man of many talents behind and in front of the camera, there is no limit to the skills that he possesses from cinematography, editing, directing, writing and producing scripts and film concepts. Combined with intellect, charisma, perseverance, creativity and a work ethic rivaled by few, Jonathan Rowan is destined to be one of Hollywood's next Leading Filmmakers. One of the first things that attracted Jonathan to the art of filmmaking was his love for the arts

WINNER BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR MUSIC VIDEO

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Island In The Shy- Director Nick Radford

Directors: Nick Radford

Performer:  

Nomination: Best Music Video, Best Direction in a music video , best song , Best Long Forn Video, Best Foriegn Video  

Terry Newman is an Australian rapper and film-maker based in New York City. After several years directing music videos for Sydney hip-hop collective, Hatonrack, he moved to the United States in 2011 to pursue his career in design and advertising, where he has lead work for major brands like Dr Pepper, 7up, as well as numerous startups. Most recently, he worked on a promo film for global skateboarding app, Loke. "Island in the Sky" is Terry's debut short-length film, and he how looks forward to a follow-up rap narrative film in the augmented/virtual reality space.

WINNER BEST FOREIGN MUSIC VIDEO

WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY MUSIC VIDEO

Short Films Category

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Puppy Love- Director Darren Heard

Directors: Darren Heard

Catergory: Short Narative

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film. best performance

Director Biography - Darren Heard

Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Army Combat Veteran Darren Heard is a Miami-based filmmaker currently studying for his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). During undergrad at New York Film Academy (NYFA), Darren crewed on many professional projects outside the classroom. He worked with major production companies like ESPN, NBC, CNBC, BET, and Revolt TV. He also wrote and directed three short films, all of which were accepted into film festivals with "Puppy Love," his latest, forecasted to be the most successful. Darren is currently writing a new adapted feature screenplay with hopes of completion by fall 2020. His goal is to produce and direct the screenplay by the end of 2021 before completion of his degree. His dream is to build a production company with his son, Howard University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Alum, Sideeq Heard, who is currently studying for his Master of Fine Arts at New York University (NYU).

WINNER BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHORT FILM

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Into  Gray - Director Andrew Froening

Directors: Abdrew FroeningPerformer:  

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film

Director Biography - Andrew Froening

A born storyteller, award-winning filmmaker Andrew Froening fills his canvas of choice with exquisite imagery, desperate characters, and profound themes. Outside of his own projects, he works as Director of Photography, Colorist, and Visual Effects Supervisor on independent feature films. He lives with his wife and two sons in Central New Jersey.

WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM

Urban News Network®
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7 Days - 2 Christmas - Director Felicia Rivers

Directors: Felicia Rivers

Category : Short Narrative 

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film

7 Days 2 Christmas
It's almost Christmas time and Destiny and Ashley are preparing for their family and of course their single mother Sherry for dinner. Ashley wants to share her new man Kevin with the family no matter how her family feels since being raised by a bitter mother.

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Party To a Crime - Director Louis Lartigue

Directors: Louis Lartigue

Category:  Short Film

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film, best Ensemble cast

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR IN A SGHORT FILM

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Honcho - Tae Cimone

Directors: Tae Cimone

Category:  Short Film

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film

Director Biography - Tae C'imone

Born to a retired stripper and ex-playboy bunny, the moment Tae C'imone (Taelor Smith) was slapped on the booty as a new born baby, she was destined for greatness.

Growing up, she was fascinated with stories: Bedtime stories, TV, movies, manga, you name it. Her imagination would immerse in these worlds where she would concoct her own characters and their background.

She wrote her first play at four years old and received a standing ovation and was asked for an encore at every family gathering for the next year. Tae would continue to write short stories and plays all throughout high school where even though she failed in math, she excelled in arts and literature.

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Triggered -  Director Ariyan Johnson

Directors: Ariyan Johnson

Category:  Shor Experimental

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film. best Experimental

Ariyan Johnson Bio
Ariyan Johnson, a native New Yorker, is a graduate from La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she studied dance, she holds a B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology and an M.A. in Applied Theatre. Ariyan creates strong female perspectives within the African Diaspora culture specializing in theatrical methods and Hip Hop, Jazz, Afro-Fusion Modern, and African dance forms. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, known for her Independent Spirit Award best female lead nominated performance in the Sundance Special Jury Prize Awarded film - Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., where she represented Hip Hop female dance duos. Some other credits include Law and Order; J.A.G.; The General’s Daughter with John Travolta; Bulworth with Warren Beatty and Halle Berry, where she depicted a rapper influencing Hip Hop culture on the political landscape; and a series regular on The Steve Harvey Show. Johnson’s voice-over work includes cartoons, radio, and television campaigns.

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILM

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Island In The Shy- Director Nick Radford

Directors: Nick Radford

Category :  Short Narative

Nomination: Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film

Terry Newman is an Australian rapper and film-maker based in New York City. After several years directing music videos for Sydney hip-hop collective, Hatonrack, he moved to the United States in 2011 to pursue his career in design and advertising, where he has lead work for major brands like Dr Pepper, 7up, as well as numerous startups. Most recently, he worked on a promo film for global skateboarding app, Loke. "Island in the Sky" is Terry's debut short-length film, and he how looks forward to a follow-up rap narrative film in the augmented/virtual reality space.

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Directors: Ibn Dixon

Category :  TV series / Webisode

Nomination: Best TV show or webisode, Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film

Two siblings search for an urban legend, who they dub Shinobi RedEye. But they find that befriending the mysterious savior might not be the best idea when they encounter a dangerous demon from the Shinobi's past.

Eve and Eddie's lives are about to change forever, after Eddie is saved by a mysterious bar dweller.

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What Is you laughin' For? - Director David Dunnington

Directors: David Dunnington

Category:  Short narrative

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film, Best Ensemble cast 

You think you can trust the people around you, til you can't. Four young men live in a state of toxic limbo within their friendship. But conflicts between each other and the outside world change everything.

Director Biography - David Dunnington

Director Biography - David DunningtonBorn in Delaware but based in Philadelphia, David Dunnington is a visual artist with skills in graphic design, illustration, typography and a focus in filmmaking. His work is based in the surrealistic aspects of everyday American life, and how the current culture of media and politics creates a never ending fever dream, even within personal life.

WINNER BEST CAST ENSEMBLE SHORT FILM

WINNER BEST SHORT FILM

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Directors: Benoit Chevalier

Caegory:  Short Documentary

Nomination:  Best Director, Best Cinematography, best Short Film, Best Performance

Director Biography - Benoit Chevalier

This is my first film (documentary) as a director.
I have been passionate about the image industry from a young age, my background proves it. I just made my first self-produced documentary.
Worker on the show for more than 10 years, I work mainly as an EDITOR (80% of my activity).
Currently I am employed in production companies or directly by television channels. I am rigorous, I work every shot in detail and I often give myself a creative margin.
I edit long format documentaries as well as reports for social networks. At the same time, I work for the television news, I also edit reports magazines broadcast. I also sometimes edit music videos and trailers for occasional clients.
This is my first film (documentary) as a director.

WINNER BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

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Director Hakim Woods

Caregory:  

Nomination:  BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, best Director

Director Biography - Hakim Woods

Hakim Woods is a hip-hop Underground Afro-American thought-provoking film director

Malik B of The legendary Roots Crew created a solo EP called Psychological back in 2005-2006. Street Assault a mixtape /cd and Psychological started Malik B's solo career. Haak Blast his manager, freiend and executive producer worked with Malik B to develop,produce,distribute and promote this very underground cd. With the help of Malik B's lyrical popularity and Haak Blast aggressive approach to promote they both forced Psychological into Malik B's history.

Cheap Shots From God is an art, hiphop and dedication short film about Malik B from The Roots Crew. Its a conversation between Hakim aka Haak Blast, a good friend of Malik's and Malik B about pain.

South Street has always been a popular street in Philly like Beal Street is to Memphis. What Malik B encounters on his night stroll on south street is hilarious

WINNER BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

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Puso Ng Pinoy BboyDirector Clifton Abuan

Directors: clifton abuan

Caregory:  

Nomination:  BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, best Director, Best Performance by a cast

A story of three Bboys (Breakdancers) from different backgrounds but with the same passion in life. The Philippines has amazing bboys (breakdancers) with many struggles & hardships. Unknown stories that must be known to the world. This is not just a dance, but a dance that gives hope in a place where hope is hard to find. Puso ng Pinoy Bboy...the heart of the Philippine Bboy.

WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

WINNER BEST FOREIGN FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

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Directors: Craig Thomas

Category:  

Nomination:  BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY, best Director

Have you ever wondered... What it truly takes... To record an album??? Come take a Journey with HEADSTRONG as he creates his new Opus: Sidewalk Science

WINNER BEST FEATURE FILM DOCUMENTARRY

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Flip Phone The Movie
Director: Donna D. Davis

Directors: Donna D. Davis

Category:  

Nomination:  BEST FEATURE FILM, best Director

A struggling couple comes across an opportunity they just could not refuse until they realize they should have

WINNER BEST PERFORMANCE FEATURE FILM 

Writer: Ron Chepesiuk

Category:  TV script

Nomination:  Best TV Script

WINNER BEST TV SCRIPT TELEPLAY

Writer: Cynthia Walker Category:  TV script

Nomination:  Best TV Script

Writer: James Cowen Category:  TV script

Nomination:  Best TV Script

Writer: Ibn Dixon

Category:  TV script

Nomination:  Best TV Script

Writer: Anthon Golden

Category:  Film Screenplay

Nomination:  Best  Feature Script

Writer: Ibn Dixon

Category:  Film  Screeenplay

Nomination:  Best Feature Script

Writer: Rain Thomas

Category:  Film Screenplay

Nomination:  Best  Feature Script

Writer: Ron Chepesiuk

Category:  Film Screenplay

Nomination:  Best  Feature Script

WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY

Writer: Taylor Mason

Category:  Film Screenplay

Nomination:  Best  Feature Script

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