H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival
The H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival (H2O IFF), proven leaders in Hip-Hop culture, arts and entertainment, officially launches its third and largest film festival to date at its permanent home, the Bronx Museum of the Arts (BXMA). With an expected attendance of over 5,000 and over 100 films from around the world to be screened, H2O IFF has become a permanent fixture in Hip-Hop culture, an achievement never before accomplished by any other film festival in such short a time.
This year's theme, “The Business of Hip-Hop Filmmaking” spotlights the evolution of Hip-Hop in the film industry as a profitable and viable market. In addition to competitive and premiere screenings, panel discussions and networking opportunities, this year's festival will continue its tradition of providing resources to the film and Hip-Hop communities through filmmaking 101 workshops for the youth and professional development classes for adult filmmakers. The schedule of events includes:
World & New York premieres, features, shorts, documentaries and Public Service Announcements. Films in competition include Cross Bronx from Director Larry Golin, Rock Fresh from Writer/Director, Danny Lee and Compost from legendary skater, Harif Guzman.
• Screenings of retro Hip-Hop films Krush Groove, Tougher Than Leather and Disorderlies.
• H2O's Freshest Youth Program - a 6 day filmmaking program for high school youth and educators that will culminate with a youth curated Hip-Hop Film Showcase of videos made by youth from around the world, the only film screening series of its kind.
• Professional Development: Courses for emerging, new and established filmmakers on a variety of filmmaking techniques and processes.
• Our signature Women In Hip-Hop panel focusing this year 'Clothes On, Minds Sharp: Women Calling The Shots In Film and Media.