Festival to Honor Veteran African-American Animators

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Veteran African-American animators will be honored Dec. 10 at a special opening-night ceremony for the 17th annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase.

The event, to be held at the National Center for Democracy in Los Angeles, will honor the following animators for their contributions to the art form:

  • Lyndon Barrois
  • Jamaal Bradley
  • Frank C. Braxton, Jr. (1929–1969)
  • Lennie Graves
  • Dan Haskett
  • Keith Hunter (1966–2007)
  • Ron Husband
  • Floyd Norman
  • Ron Myrick
  • Bruce Smith
  • Leo Sullivan
  • Corey Turner
  • Marlon West

Titled “A Great Day in Black Hollywood, Part 4: Honoring Black Animators,” the ceremony kicks off the annual event, presented by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center. The event presents three days of short films written, directed and produced by emerging African-American filmmakers. The films will be screened Dec. 11-12 at Raleigh Studios in hollywood.

The opening night ceremony begins at 8 p.m. and is followed by a reception. Tickets cost $25. Information on buying tickets can be found online at www.bherc.org, by sending an email to john@firstweek[email protected] or by calling (310) 284-3170.