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Feb 19, 2009

Hayti Heritage Film Festival -- Thursday to Sunday, Feb 19 - 22

Hayti Heritage Film Festival "Formerly known as the Black Diaspora Film Festival, the Hayti Heritage Film Festival (HHFF) is proud to be celebrating its 15th year by showcasing the diverse works of and about people of African descent.  In honoring this 15 year legacy, HHFF will expand into new territory.  In addition to adding competition categories, the festival is stepping up efforts to recognize and hone the talents of established and up and coming filmmakers by adding competitive awards, a financial short film challenge, and an all day student workshop, celebrity panel discussions and much more." -- from the press release


I'm curious whether the name change has made a difference in attendance/press.  Does anyone have an official count of the number of ongoing film festivals hosted in the Triangle, and their attendance?  Jazz at the KNOW on Friday the 20th had plenty of musicians but only a modest crowd at 9 p.m.  KNOW folks thought they might get a surge when the Film Festival let out for the evening (unless everyone went to the festival's party at Golden Belt).



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