Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Special Event [clear filter]
Thursday, September 21
 

6:00pm

Opening Night Film - LOVE BY CHANCE

Join us for our opening night reception and for the screening of Love By Chance.  Director Samad Davis will be on hand for a Q&A immediately following the screening.  There will be a reception with light appetizers before the screening.

Two aspiring actors from South Africa who are independently in America trying to crack into an extremely difficult and over saturated Hollywood industry, meet by chance.  Between the everyday struggle of auditioning, dealing with daily rejection, self-doubt, financial hardship, crazy friends and a crazy dating scene, who has time for Love.

Director: Samad Davis | Writer: Dani Renee, Samad Davis |Producer: Samad Davis, Ty Johnston, Dumi Gumbi, Cati Weinek | Cast: Altovise Lawrence, Atandwa Kani, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, E. Roger Mitchell, Lil Zane, Carl Anthony Payne II, Desi Banks


Runtime;106 Min


Speakers
avatar for Desi Banks

Desi Banks

Desi Terrell Banks Jr, Actor/Entertainer  was born May 9, 1993 in Atlanta Ga to mother Ulrica Monique Murray. Desi Terrell Banks, Jr. has been writing, performing, and producing comedy for over four years. Desi Banks was able to build his brand and display his comedy through social... Read More →
avatar for Samad Davis

Samad Davis

President/ CEO, Pan Africa Group Holdings & President of Motion Picture Equity Fund, LLC - ‎Pan Africa Group Holdings
Samad Davis is a true native of Newark, New Jersey (USA). Life and times in this colorful city gave him an understanding of the rhythm and value of stories from the streets. These were the stories of the have nots and the have all. Samad realized that he had to learn how to tell these... Read More →
avatar for Terri J Vaughn

Terri J Vaughn

Nina Holiday Entertainment
Terri J. Vaughn first stole America’s heart with her lovable portrayal of Lovita Alizay Jenkins on “The Steve Harvey Show” - where she was honored with three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work. Since then, this San Francisco native has proven... Read More →



Thursday September 21, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Breen Center for the Performing Arts 2008 W 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
 
Friday, September 22
 

5:30pm

Gallery Exhibit Opening
Experience "A Beautiful Burden" from the eye of artist Donald Black Jr.
This photographic journey is free and open to the public.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Black Jr

Donald Black Jr

There is a very pleasing story about photographer Donald Black Jr. and his desire to be an artist.  At a young age, Black instinctively recognized there was something missing from art world in Cleveland. He felt disconnected from art because he didn’t see himself in the works that... Read More →


Friday September 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

7:00pm

The Lion's Crumbs

Special Premiere Screening and Conversation with Terri J Vaughn

The Lion’s Crumbs a comedic short film exploring the ever-debatable topic of marriage roles. Our married couple, Luke and Laura, debate over gender roles, expectations and "man of the house" obligations.  These very real and comedic conversations happen while having dinner with friends, at a therapy session, while hanging with the neighborhood fellas and then while attending a church group.  In the end Laura realizes that accepting her family’s flaws and cleaning up their crumbs is just a way to show her love.  Luke insists that he would do anything for Laura, but a little ‘puff-puff-pass-pass’ is the best way for any husband to have a peaceful marriage. 

 

 

Starring: Terri J. Vaughn, Karon Joseph Riley, Rod Minger, Avery Sunshine, Denise Armstrong

 Written by Terri J. Vaughn and Karon Joseph Riley

 Directed by Terri J. Vaughn

  

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Terri J Vaughn

Terri J Vaughn

Nina Holiday Entertainment
Terri J. Vaughn first stole America’s heart with her lovable portrayal of Lovita Alizay Jenkins on “The Steve Harvey Show” - where she was honored with three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work. Since then, this San Francisco native has proven... Read More →



Friday September 22, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

8:00pm

AHF Reception for 90 Days

Complimentary admission for attendees of 90 Days film screening, all access passholders and invited guest. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Jennia Fredrique Aponte

Jennia Fredique Aponte is a writer, director and actress.  Originally from Gary Indiana, Jennia attended Columbia University's School of Theater and has been a comedic acting power house for over a decade.  As an actor she has held series regular and recurring roles on NBC, CW... Read More →

Filmmakers
avatar for Sol Aponte

Sol Aponte

Originally from Belleville, New Jersey, Sol Aponte is a two time Emmy Award nominee who has been working in the entertainment industry for all of his adult life. At age 18, he began working for one of the biggest music marketing and promotions company on the East Coast where he... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday September 22, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fashions By Fowler 13119 Shaker Square Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Saturday, September 23
 

7:00pm

FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade
An award-winning music and social culture documentary that conveys the evolution of black music and culture as told by its pioneers and next generation music innovators spanning the late '80s through the early 2000s. Narrated by Chuck D with appearances by Erykah Badu, Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, Common, Cee Lo Green, Dr. Cornel West, Outkast, Dick Gregory, George Clinton, Public Enemy, Doug E. Fresh and many others.  This critically acclaimed film is a model for invigorating cultural arts communities through cultural preservation, sustainability, education and innovation.

PRODUCED, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JASON ORR
Runtime: 117 min

Part 2: Follow by: Soul In The City - Live Neo Soul Music / DJ Fusion with live performances by: ► Reagan Gray + Dion Davis + Chandra Raye + Brady Lamont + EJ & The Animals Band & more.... 
Followed by The Drummer/DJ Party
Enjoy Live Music : Exclusive Venue : Food Menu Available • Sections/Table Service • 
 At The All New Theater @ PL►Y #SoulintheCityCLE#OneSexyNight #LiveMusic #ThisisCLE #OpenMic

*THIS IS A SEPARATE EVENT - You Can Purchase Tickets For This Event athttp://SoulInTheCityCLE.com

Filmmakers
avatar for Jason Orr

Jason Orr

Jason Orr is a filmmaker, culture analyst, marketer, consultant, music producer and producer of arts & music festival programs that creatively integrates unique individuals, lifestyle brands and products. For over twenty three years, he has been responsible for conceptualizing, developing... Read More →



Saturday September 23, 2017 7:00pm - Sunday September 24, 2017 9:30pm
PLAY Arcade + Kitchen 5900 Mayfield Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

7:30pm

Taste of Shaker Square
Last year's inaugural event was a hit and we're back to TOSS things up again at the 2nd annual Taste of Shaker Square (#TOSS). TOSS is a fundraiser put on by friends of the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival to support the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Foundation. This Saturday Night Sampler inlcudes food from participating resturants around Shaker Square, live entertainment, film previews, an interactive crowd experience and much more. For tickets and further information, visit www.tasteofshakersquare.com.


Saturday September 23, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Sunday, September 24
 

1:00pm

Choose Cleveland - Lolly The Trolley Tour
Join GCUFF on a special Lolly the Trolley tour of Cleveland. We'll tour various CLE neighborhoods, historic venues and locations ideal for filming locations.

Complementary admission for filmmakers and invited guest.
Limited tickets avialable for purchase

Bus loads begins at 12:45 pm in front of The Reel Lounge & Hospitality Center 13205 Shaker Square Blvd
Departs promptly @1 pm. 
Returns @ 4pm


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

4:00pm

Art Gallery Event : A Beautiful Burden
Music performance: alvin frazier
Art Exhibit: A Beautiul Burden
Poetry Reading by Ali McClain
Artist Talk

Free and open to publc

Speakers
avatar for alvin frazier

alvin frazier

Gifted, talented and versatile are just a few words that best describe singer, songwriter, musician, producer, composer actor & director alvin frazier.  Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he has been singing since the age of two.  A self-taught musician, alvin would teach himself... Read More →
avatar for Donald Black Jr

Donald Black Jr

There is a very pleasing story about photographer Donald Black Jr. and his desire to be an artist.  At a young age, Black instinctively recognized there was something missing from art world in Cleveland. He felt disconnected from art because he didn’t see himself in the works that... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
The Reel Lounge 13205 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
 
Tuesday, September 26
 

5:00pm

UNDEREXPOSED
UNDEREXPOSED chronicles the lives of ten teen artists as they find solace in art making and performing as members of “Shooting Without Bullets,” Cleveland’s revolutionary youth advocacy program.  This coming of age story illuminates the beautiful struggle in their discovery of self in the midst of extreme economic depression and stark racial segregation.
Producer: Amanda King

Q & A with Producer will follow screening

50% of Ticket proceeds will be donated to Shooting w/o Bullets organization.

Filmmakers
AK

Amanda King

Amanda King (b. 1989 in Pittsburgh, PA) is the Founder + Creative Director of Shooting Without Bullets.  She serves as the youth advocate on the Cleveland Community Police Commission. Amanda received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Art History (2011) and a J.D. from Case Western... Read More →



Tuesday September 26, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shaker Square Cinemas 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120