The first annual New Birth International Film Festival (NBIFF) is launching the first-of-its-kind, Imaginariums, merging Hollywood & Faith-Based film, television and music sectors for a weekend of entertainment, education and networking, October 18th – 19th, at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Industry veterans Pastor Jamal Bryant and Actress Lisa Wu have come together to offer an action-packed weekend of screenings, master classes, panels, and performances. The goal of NBIFF is to provide current and aspiring entertainment professionals with the network and tools needed to take their careers to the next level. The NBIFF is bringing its audience and attendees knowledge from some of the best in their respective industries, such as Actress, Director & Producer – Terri J. Vaughn, CEO of J Pervis Talent Agency – Joy Pervis, Television Producer & Founder of The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Princess Banton, Singer/Songwriter – Isaac Carree, Grammy Nominated Gospel Artist – James Fortune and more. Celebrities will converge to bring attendees top-tier content, knowledge, and expertise.
“The New Birth Film Festival is the start of changing how we do church, we have got to get outside of the four walls and impact culture, there seems to be a disconnect…with Atlanta becoming black Hollywood the church has got to find its place in that space,” states Pastor Jamal Bryant. The weekend will commence with an opening night Hollywood indie film screening and an exclusive legends panel & Q&A with Robert Townsend, Bill Duke and Louis Gossett Jr., along with an array of other screened films, panels and performances in between; concluding with concert performance by James Fortune, Isaac Carree, Travis Malloyand many others.
The New Birth International Film Festival is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide awareness of the arts worldwide. Our intent is to provide opportunities and a platform for emerging artists, to reinforce voices that otherwise might not be heard. In fact, the mission of the Film Festival and that of newly appointed Pastor Jamal Bryant is two-fold: to continue to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of all races; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers, musicians, and actors. For more information on NBIFF visit: nbiff.org