What an exciting month for Atlanta’s film community! Firstly, “FunkJazz Kafé®: DIARY OF A DECADE” has been entered into the Sundance Film Festival as well as the Tribeca Film Festival and awaiting responses. Keep your fingers crossed. Along with that, film and festival producer, Jason Orr, has been a participant in the judging process viewing films for Georgia State University’s first Black Student Film Festival and will also be panelist for the festival. The categories judged were Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Action/Science Fiction and Music Video.
Here’s the schedule:
November 2nd & 3rd
4:00pm – 5:45pm
(Receptions to follow)
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Rooms 608, 428 & 528
Film Screenings (Award Winners only)
Recognition & Award Ceremony
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Orr will also be a panelist on the 5th annual Bronze Lens Film Festival with Honorary Co-chairs Roger Bobb and Nicole Ari-Parker.
Friday, November 11, 2011 – Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Noon – 2:00pm – Creating A Documentary That Makes A Difference
Accomplished documentarians will share their techniques for telling a compelling story that can make a difference or enrich a viewer’s knowledge. Their work covers a range of social and cultural issues.
Jason Orr, FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)
Tyson Horne, The Horne Brothers, The Start of Dreams
Joel Calmettes, Director, Mandela in Freedom’s Name
Scott Thigpen, Crazy Legs Productions, A Powerful Noise
Kobie Brown, The Kobie Chronicles, From Fatherless to Fatherhood
Fleda Mask-Jackson, featured in “Crisis in the Crib”
Photo of Jason Orr by Shannon McCollum