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ClutchPoints: A look back at the 2023 HBCU First Look Film Festival

Howard University hosted the HBCU First Look Film Festival and it was an amazing event full of varied experiences. By Kiya Wimbush-Robinson

Last month Howard University hosted the first-ever HBCU First Look Film Festival. The three-day event was created to showcase Black filmmakers at HBCUs as well as celebrate HBCU students and alumni in the film industry. The event also doubled as a networking and learning opportunity for students; the festival offered various workshops, master classes, and panel discussions for students to attend. Brands such as Netflix, TV One, ESPN, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, HBCU Go TV, The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, Paramount+ and many others were sponsors of the event. I had the pleasure of attending the HBCU First Look Film Festival, so here is a recap of my experience.


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