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Youth Filmmakers’ Movie “Blind With Temptation” Screening Now Online with Emerging and Iconic Directors in the 24th Annual BHERC Reel Black Men Short Film Festival
By Special to the Sentinel
Published August 12, 2021

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) 24th Annual BHERC Reel Black Men Film Festival (RBMFF) is proud to have selected a standout film by 17-year-old Karston C. Singleton, “Blind With Temptation.” Currently running online on www. BHERC.TV through Sunday, August 22, 2021, the BBHERC RBNFF features 21 films selected from 500 semifinalists culled from 1700 entries submitted from across the globe.

BHERC remains committed to developing both youth and emerging filmmakers. “While we hold our BHERC Diversity Youth Film Festival in January of each year, we were elated to add this film from Karston,” stated John Forbes, BHERC executive director. Karston is an 11th grader who attends Science Leadership Academy. He tries to live as complete a life as possible, joining many clubs and participating in many programs and is currently pursuing a CTE program for photography and filmography. He hopes his creations spur happiness and meaning to the lives of many.

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Look for films by iconic and emerging filmmakers at BHERC RBMFF with new works by trailblazing filmmaker Charles Burnett, director of “Killer of Sheep,” and Academy award-nominated director David M. Massey’s “Last Breeze of Summer.” Additionally, plan to attend the online “Meet the Filmmakers” Q & A Sessions with two opportunities to do so.
• Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 2:00 PST
• Saturday, August 21, 2021 – 2:00 PST

The BHERC Reel Black Men film festival (BHERC RBMFF) made its online debut in 2020 due to COVID – 19 and continues the format for the 2021 festival. Featuring the short films from emerging and veteran Black filmmakers, BHERC takes pride in featuring these selected works created by Black male directors and producers. “I am excited about the selections for the 2021 festival. They are great stories that include drama, horror, romantic comedy, documentary and event sci-fi.” elated John Forbes, executive director of BHERC. “The content is diverse and tells both historical and contemporary, fictional and non-fictional stories. They are compelling in many cases, including the issue of the COVID – 19 pandemic. The film screenings and panels are opportunities for directors to showcase their skills – directorial skills in particular – talent and vision while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss important issues, the filmmaker’s artistry, passion, and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process.

The BHERC RBMFF continues its mission to promote and bring to the public outstanding films created by male emerging and veteran filmmakers of African and African American descent. This 24th year provides a global audience the opportunity to screen the movie online at www.BHERC.TV, a new streaming service launched in February 2020, offers short film content — from comedy to drama, narratives to docudrama — produced and directed by Black Filmmakers.

BHERC TV is a leading worldwide provider of narrative and documentary short films about the African American experience and content from across the diaspora and diverse populations.

Screenings take place at www.BHERC.TV August 7 through August 22, 2021, 5:00 PM. Panels with the filmmakers are August 14th and 21st at 2:00 PM PST. Log on to www.bherc.TV to register. Admission to the festival is $10.00. For general and festival information, please call 310-284-3170, email John Forbes at [email protected], or visit www.BHERC.org. For more information about BHERC TV, log on to www.bherc.TV

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