WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that he has received more than 400 entries for his inaugural Film Festival being held at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. The Congressman will be awarding first, second, and third-place prizes to the winners selected by a diverse panel of industry leaders and professionals.
WHO: Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04); panelists, judges and entertainment moguls;
WHAT: CBC ALC Short Film Festival;
WHEN: Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 10 AM to 12 PM | Friday, September 14, 2018 from 9-11 AM;
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, D.C. 20001: Sept. 13 panel will be viewing of the short films and discussion in room 147B | Sept. 14 panel will be a discussion on diversifying the film & TV industry – in front of and behind the cameras: Room 103A;
FOR MORE ON GROUND IN DC: Call Chelsea Grey at 202-329-1387;
Rep. Johnson serves as Chair of the Congressional Caucus for the Advancement of Studio, Talent, (CAST) and Film Diversity. As Chair, Mr. Johnson has facilitated conversations with industry professionals, filmmakers, directors, and artists to promote inclusion of minorities in film and television — an extremely important industry in his home state of Georgia.
This year, Congressman Johnson wanted to continue discussing important improvements in representation across film and television, while giving a platform to independent artists to share their work and their stories.