The 3rd Annual H2O
[Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival begins November 1-7th at the Bronx
Museum of Arts.
Over 100 Hip-Hop
films, documentaries, narratives, PSA’s and shorts will be showcased,
while 29 new Hip-Hop themed films will make their debut at the festival.
such as Kool Herc, Masta Ace, Kurtis Blow, Brand Nubian, Teddy Ted & Special
K (The Awesome 2), Roxanne Shante, UTFO, Busy Bee, Nefertiti, Sway, Rahzel and
Medusa will attend, while Nelson George, Warrington Hudlin, Neema Barnett, Jahmani
Perry and others round out the filmmakers who will make appearances.
theme to the event is “The Business of Hip-Hop Filmmaking,” while
each year women in film are highlighted as well in the conference’s signature
“Women in Hip-Hop” panel.
This year the conference’s
"Clothes On, Minds Sharp: Women Calling the Shots In Film and Media"
panel aims to offer educational tips to further empower women in the filmmaking
In addition to
the flicks, H2O will present The 2nd Annual Odyssey Awards, honoring Hip-Hop
films in 12 categories, including Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Feature
and the Freestyle Award for Experimental Film.
The awards take
place on November 7th, the final evening of the festival. Honorees include Kurtis
Blow, Queen Latifah and Hip-Hop business mogul, Russell Simmons.
The 2nd Annual
Odyssey Awards will be hosted at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on the Borough
of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) campus.
to the entire festival start at $18 dollars, with other ticket packages available