The inaugural HBCU First LOOK 100 “I Aspire” List — a curated collection of notable content creators in the film, television, and broadcast industry.
The HBCU 100 acknowledges today’s leading HBCU alums while shining a light on HBCUs impact preparing the next generation of filmmakers and creatives.
We Salute YOU!
11a.m - 3 p.m.
PHOTO BOOTH: STUDENT Head Shots
Running Concurrently - Friday & Saturday
12 noon – 5 p.m. Theater. Running Concurrent - Friday & Saturday
“We Gotta Have It” Film Marathon - Continuous curated film screenings featuring HBCU student filmmaker challenge finalists with independent alumni film premieres.
“Hustle & Flow” Jumpstart YOUR Career! Learn about and sign up for internship and meet vendors in the Lounge: Learn about summer 2024 internships and One on One mentorship opportunities.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
"Waiting To Exhale” A Cinematic Journey Through Documentary Filmmaking with award winning producer Lisa Durden
Join us for "Waiting To Exhale: A Cinematic Journey Through Documentary Filmmaking" and unlock the power of storytelling through the lens of a documentary filmmaker. Your voice, your story, and your vision can change the world, and this workshop will equip you with the skills to do just that.
Embark on a captivating voyage into the world of documentary filmmaking with our immersive workshop, "Waiting To Exhale: A Cinematic Journey Through Documentary Filmmaking." In this enriching and hands-on experience, you'll delve into the art and craft of documentary storytelling, gaining insights and skills that will empower you to create compelling narratives that inspire, inform, and provoke change.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TV One Presents: Conversation with Urban One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes and HBCU First LOOK Film Festival, Founder Sheila Eldridge. Hosted by Loni Love seven HBCU First LOOK Film finalists will be announced with the winner receiving a $5,000 grand prize.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
“The Best Man”: How to Land an Acting Role with Actor Peyton Alex Smith.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45pm
They Cloned Tyrone”: Join us for a Master Class with Producer & Morehouse alum, Stephen "Dr" Love
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Screening & Talk Back
Film Director Damian Marcano
Paramount+ Presents LAWMEN: BASS REEVES, the untold story of the most legendary lawman in the Old West. The anthology series follows the journey of Reeves (Oyelowo) and his rise from enslavement to law enforcement as one of the first Black U.S. Deputy Marshals west of the Mississippi. Despite arresting over 3,000 outlaws during the course of his career, the weight of the badge was heavy, and he wrestled with its moral and spiritual cost on his beloved family.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Buses will depart from the Crampton Auditorium at 5:30 no later than 5:45.
Attendance by registration only at www.HBCUfirstLOOK.com
Bus Departure Location / Times:
Morgan State - 4:30pm
Bus Loop Location:
1700 E. Coldspring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
Howard University - 5:30pm
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059
Bowie State - 5pm
In front of the Student Center
- You must present official ID (i.e. Driver's License, Passport or Student ID)
- If you RSVP'd for you and a guest, please advise of your guest name to be included on guest list.
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Reception, Screening & Talk Back
HBCU First LOOK Opening Night at the Movie’s – Presented by Netflix kicks off with ‘Rustin’ Screening & Talk Back. Produced by former President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, ‘Rustin’ is the story of Bayard Rustin one of the greatest activists and organizers of the 60’s who challenged authority, never apologized for who he was and what he believed!
About the HBCU First LOOK Film Festival & College Tour
The HBCU First LOOK Film Festival & Tour is an innovative annual HBCU initiative that focuses on Diversity and Inclusion opportunities that brings together HBCU students with HBCU graduates who are creators and leaders in film, TV, and broadcast industries.
The College Tour with on-site interactive engagement, social media messaging and a digital platform, we will showcase cinematic creative content works from the next generation of filmmakers, while providing hands on career development opportunities.