Festival Film

Excellence in the Art of Filmmaking
Festival Filmworks


African American artistic excellence in filmmaking is nothing new. Have you heard of Oscar Micheaux or Gordon Parks? These two forebears paved the way for todays filmmakers to make film about people and communities that look like them. Festival Film Works continues the tradition, in education and celebration of our artistic excellence yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Events Timeline

Timings Location Events
9:00AM Fed Ex Event Center Narrative on Filmmaking
10:00PM Fed Ex Event Center Narrative on Olympic Broadcasting Service
11:00PM Fed Ex Event Center Break/ Refreshments
12:00PM Fed Ex Event Center Narrative on Television
1:00PM Fed Ex Event Center Film Screenings

  • Narrative on Black Filmmaking
  • LA 28 Olympics - Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) Broadcast Training Program (BTP) is established as a legacy from the host broadcaster to each Games’ host city, the Broadcast Training Programme (BTP) has provided work experience to more than 13,000 students since its creation for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984. Many of those students have gone on to successful broadcast careers in the sports industry.
    Through the BTP, Olympic Broadcasting Services, in conjunction with local universities, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local students to gain training and paid work experience alongside the best broadcast professionals in the world, working on the largest broadcast operation in the world.

    We at Festival FilmWorks will forge a legacy of preparing as many African American and people of color as we can and have them positioned to accept appointments among the trainees hired by OBS for the LA 28 Olympics, on film sets, studios and television broadcast outlets around the world.

Film Screenings:
Carnival Rio Documentary Trailer

Event Info:
  • 1 Sept, 2023
  • 9:00AM-3:00PM
  • Shelby Farms Park
    Fed Ex Event Center
    415 Great View Drive East Suite 103
    Memphis TN 38134