FINALIST LIVE READS | AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 4

FINAL DRAFT JUDGES

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WINNER RECEIVES

ACQUISITION MEETING WITH THEO ROSSI'S DOS DUDES PICTURES

 

The Hip Hop Film Festival’s Screenwriter’s Competition will cumulate in ACT UP! screenwriter’s showcase showcasing the competition’s top  finalists.  The finalists participate in a live reading of their script before an audience of their peers (featuring the most talented up and coming actors and actresses in the business) and Hollywood producers and film investors.

WINNER RECEIVES

ENTRY INTO FINAL DRAFT'S BIG BREAK

6 BLOCK CITY

The granddaughter of a Dominican crime family must make a choice to join the family business or avenge her father’s death. Welcome to 6 Block City, the home of the hustle.

 

AND TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY

A man on the doorstep of eviction tells his infant son a bedtime story of how he solved his financial issues.

BRONX RIVER

1979 two friends from two different worlds become best friends, until one fateful night that would forever change there lives.

CIRCLES

A misunderstood teenager battles a vicious lifestyle to better his life. Will he make it out the lifestyle?

CRUISING

Two best friends ignore the demands of their parents to find jobs, and instead ride around their neighborhood with hopes of hitting the lottery.

EXIT THREE

 An African-American man enters the world of an iconic older French actress, who suspects that he was sent by a shadowy producer to resurrect a painful sordid event that took place between the mogul and the starlet.

FAMILY

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HARLEM AIR

Two distinct cultural eras (Swing and Hip Hop) magically intersect when a Harlem B-Boy, facing gang violence and mounting despair, receives help from a most unlikely source.

HERMANOS

Three estranged siblings reunite after their mother’s funeral with unresolved residue and broken lives.

JUST BEYOND THE MESA

A black cowgirl makes an unlikely alliance while trying to escape from a frontier town.

 

KINGPIN OF THE HOOD

A young, ambitious gangster from the rural South battles a powerful big city mafia godfather to the death while struggling to win the heart of a straight-laced teacher.

 

NO MATTER WHAT

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THE KANDAHAR MAN

When a battlefield medic and her unit are tasked to find a missing patrol who are suspected of being ambushed by insurgents, the truth of the missing unit's disappearance is largely much stranger than fiction

 

THE ACTOR

One fateful night, a struggling, once semi-famous, African-American, New Yorker and dedicated thespian, receives a phone call from an old buddy, turned A list Hollywood actor, who offers him a part in a commercial action flick. Will he say yes? He has til morning to decide.

 

TOYZ ON DEMAND

When Santa sells out to Internet giant, Toyz On Demand, the world’s most generous man finally gets what he wants—but learns the hard way, be careful what you wish for!

 

ONE SOUL WORD

Merely this, and nothing more.

 

RAISED

After losing his mother to a rare disease, his father in prison and witnessing the death of his aunt who raised him; a young teenager is left to survive the dangerous streets on his own.

 

ROCKAWAY BLUES

In the year 1979, the destinies of ABRAM IVANOV, a Russian composer in exile in a motel on Rockaway beach, JILL JONES a bar singer of mesmerizing talent performing in a local dive in Harlem , and CLAUDINE HABDELA, a French Disco star from Paris, collide in a crime ridden musical odyssey.

 

DROUGHT

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PROSPECT PARK

A modern day quirky comedy following the misadventures of a group of millennials as they navigate life, love, and careers in the Prospect Park area.

 

THE ACTOR

One fateful night, a struggling, once semi-famous, African-American, New Yorker and dedicated thespian, receives a phone call from an old buddy, turned A list Hollywood actor, who offers him a part in a commercial action flick. Will he say yes? He has til morning to decide.

 

SOLIEL FALLING

Tasked with keeping her young cousin safe, a cursed Haitian women uses her dark powers for profit.

 

STILL GOT THE JUICE

Still Got The Juice is that soul trying to to save another soul over and over but we give up on that soul thinking we can never save a soul that’s been so badly bruised.

 

THE BLOCK

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I'M NOT GOING TO HURT YOU

A bum witnesses an abusive relationship between a couple and intervenes, later becoming obsessed with the woman after finding a purse with her I.D. card in it.

 

UMZABALZO (THE STRUGGLE)

To escape poverty a promising young Xhosa rapper tries to make it big in the cut-throat music scene of Cape Town, where he is joined on by an unlikely American music student.