And The Honorees Are . . .
The 3rd Annual
Atlanta HipHop Film Festival Will Pay Homage To HipHop’s Trend-setters
Atlanta, Ga. (May 21, 2007) The Third Annual Atlanta HipHop Film Festival, presented by Creative Circle Entertainment, has announced this year’s honorees.
“Every year we honor trailblazers who’ve made and are making a positive impact within the realm of HipHop film. The honorees will be recognized during the awards ceremony hosted by Malik Yoba and Yo Yo,” says Creative Circle Entertainment Executive Director, Shameka Gumbs.
The honorees and categories are:
Reginald Hudlin – Ultimate Filmmaker
Hudlin will be honored for his collection of works as filmmaker, executive producer and writer
Master P – Humanitarian
AHFF is extremely proud to recognize Master P’s community outreach activities such as starting his own foundation dedicated to providing jobs to inner-city youth and creating Team Rescue to assist Hurricane Katrina victims.
Nick Cannon – Triple Threat
This award is in recognition of Cannon’s work as an actor, executive producer and rapper.
Cindy Campbell – Jack the Rapper
Campbell is saluted for organizing and promoting the infamous “back to school party” along-side her brother DJ Kool Herc, that ultimately led to the creation of the “Block Party” – a HipHop cornerstone.
House Party I – HipHop Throwback
The HipHop Throwback Award celebrates films which were the foundation of the HipHop film genre. House Party I not only launched many successful acting careers, it accurately reflected the essence of a true house party.
Idlewild – HipHop Futuristic
The HipHop Futuristic Award celebrates creativity and innovation in current HipHop films. AHFF is proud to recognize a film which broke all barriers for HipHop musicals.
Danny Hoch – HipHop Theatre
AHFF is excited to celebrate great work in theatre and applaud Hoch’s efforts to bring HipHop to audiences worldwide using a new outlet.
This three-day festival, beginning August 24th and closing on the 26th, will consist of panel discussions, workshops, networking, special events, film screenings; showcasing filmmakers from around the globe, a star-studded awards ceremony and the latest addition, AHFF Youth Corner. The festival will focus on HipHop genre films and HipHop artists that have made a successful transition into the world of acting.
To allow aspiring entertainers, an avenue to reach the masses with their product and skills, providing exposure and networking opportunities for all those within the film industry. In addition, we will celebrate and embrace the collaboration of HipHop meeting film by awarding upcoming and established filmmakers, as well as known HipHop artists for their outstanding accomplishments. Lastly, our festival foundation will support art indiscriminately and provide education in the form of seminars to empower entrepreneurs with the adequate skills to prosper in their given industry. For more information, visit www.AtlHipHopFilmFest.com or call (877) ATL-HHFF. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact LaKisha Smith at (770)
896-7718 and Chantell Welch at (404) 583-3578 or email sponsorship@atlHipHopfilmfest
About Creative Circle Entertainment
Bringing a full spectrum of entertainment to the Southeastern region, Creative Circle Entertainment collaborates with a selective group of national artist to provide audiences with celebrity fashion shows for charity, sporting events, film festivals, theme red carpet film premieres, concerts and theme parties. As an organization that brings celebrities and their communities closer together, Creative Circle Entertainment creates a fun trendy setting where celebrities are able to shed light on the path to success. Through successful events we hope to give audiences insight and knowledge on the workings of the entertainment industry.