3rd Annual Black History Month Virtual Short Film Festival
The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated present the 3rd Annual Black History Month Virtual Short Film Festival. This 3-day event (Friday, February 5, 2021-Sunday, February 7, 2021) will showcase five short films to continue to spotlight bold, talented, and creative African American filmmakers.
The diverse voices of this year's filmmakers will span various themes: From a look into the complexities of relationships to a focus on grappling with the trials and tribulations of everyday life. The Short Film Festival promises to leave audiences eager to engage in spirited discussions about both the films and the inspiration behind the films.
"In honor of Black History Month, because the visual arts are such an integral part of our daily lives, we have chosen to showcase short films of up-and-coming African-American filmmakers," said Dr. Sharon Cross, president of the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. "We are excited to have filmmakers who represent diverse voices in their films and have produced films that are memorable, enjoyable, and impactful. We invite you to help us celebrate Black History Month by joining us for this engaging event."
"Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is pleased to co-host the 3rd Annual Black History Month Short Film Festival with The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as we continue to expand The Links, Incorporated Arts Facet, Film & Thought Series through increased exposure to the Arts," said Kamilah A. Parker, president Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. "The films selected are entertaining and thought provoking, shedding light to important issues in our community."
To RSVP for the 3-day event, please visit: https://bit.ly/Films2021
For more information, go to: https://www.dstschaumburg.org/events/short-film-festival-2021/ or http://hoffman-estates-links.org/home.html
The schedule for the Short Film Festival is:
Friday, February 5, 2021at 7pm CST:
• "90 Days" by Nathan Hale Williams (run time 19:41)
Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 4pm CST:
• "Coping" by Derek Dow (run time 15:28)
• "The Black Dude Lives!" by Lomai (run time 03:28)
Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2 pm CST:
• "Black Mama Sable" by Seven Okema Gunn (run time 08:24)
• "This is Why Black.Lives.Matter." by Quincy Drane (run time 04:08)
About The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (SHAC) serves the communities in and around the Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates area, including Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Palatine, Roselle, Streamwood and other neighboring communities.
This year, we celebrate 30 years of service, and our strong commitment to public service has only increased over time. As we continue our work as a Chapter, we strive to create innovative programs with a focus on the Sorority's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust:
International Awareness and Involvement
Physical and Mental Health
Political Awareness and Involvement
From providing financial empowerment seminars; conducting youth enrichment programs; awarding scholarships; supporting local domestic violence shelters; to conducting voter registration drives; and much more, SHAC continues to institute programs aimed at â€œtransforming lives and impacting communities.
About The Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
This year, the Hoffman Estates (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will celebrate 37 years of service in Hoffman Estates and the Northwest suburbs! Since 1984, the dedicated and giving women of Hoffman Estates have provided impactful programming in our communities. As we celebrate 35 years of service, we acknowledge and pay homage to our past for building a strong foundation as we look to continue providing transformative and sustainable programming that affect the everyday lives of members of our communities.
The members of Hoffman Estates Chapter have committed themselves to serving the community through national and area initiatives, which promote and advance educational programs, health awareness, civic and international engagement and the arts. Our programming is focused on the following: The Arts, Health & Human Services, National Trends & Services, Services to Youth & International Trends & Services. For 35 years, our dynamic members have been committed to serving by providing their time, talents and treasures.