Top Three to See at NUFF2016
by Hollis McLachlan
I am thrilled to be on the board of directors for NUFF2016. I am an actor, filmmaker, non-profit director, and recently the founder and producer of the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival. While my experience with urbanism may be a bit “pedestrian,” I am happy to advise the festival on better integrating with the filmmaking community.
I had the privilege to preview some of the films submitted to NUFF this year. I found them thought provoking and inspiring. While I haven’t had the opportunity to screen every film submitted to this year’s NUFF, of the films I have watched, I highly suggest you try to catch these three:
1. Art of Recovery
Thursday at 8pm.
The opening night feature is an amazing tale of resilience, creativity, and love for a city. Beautifully shot, this story will impress and inspire.
2. Finding America: The Fresh Prince of Anacostia
Saturday at 2pm
In the “Growing Community” short films screening, this 6 minute short film profiles Kymone Freeman and his independent radio station which he uses to boost local culture and ward off displacement.
3. Julian Price
Also Saturday at 2pm.
This is a 33 minute short film about Asheville, NC. Julian Price was a great benefactor to the small mountain town. His love for the place led him to invest in the community by every means possible including supporting small businesses with loans and grants, investing in the restoration of historic buildings, and even simply picking up trash and planting trees. He was more than a philanthropist, he believed in people and in a town.
Hollis is the founder and producer of the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival. LADFF is currently accepting submissions now through January 31, 2017. The 4th edition of the festival will be held in the Summer of 2017.