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This documentary film festival & music conference is for creatively inspired individuals interested in learning, developing and sharing ideas to coincide with new millennium strategies about how to thrive within the new film, video and music industries as it relates to their ever-evolving ecosystems. This is the golden age for real creators utilizing and integrating technology to produce various intellectual content as well as sustain a living. We will have informative and enlightening panels and workshops with a spotlight on inspiring documentary films. This is a conference for everyone!

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 10:00am – 11:00pm (Full schedule to be added)

THE LOCATION:

Held in the vibrant and creative backdrop of the Southwest Arts Center, FJK Documentary Film Festival & Music Conference brings together cultured audiences, artists and influential documentary films.

Built from experience and community partnerships, this film festival / music conference presents a unique program of proactive dialogue, networking and documentary films. Here are some panels/workshops sessions incorporating music, film, videos and technology that we will be presenting along with other activities throughout the conference:

THE PANELS:

    • How To Market Yourself As An Independent Artist With Digital Media/ Monetizing Your Music
    • Finding Success With Crowd Funding
    • Radio Today: Terrestrial vs. Streaming/Digital (How Important Is It?)

Add to that:

  • Music and DJs all day
  • Marketplace Exhibitors

Then…….

THE FILMS:

Three exciting documentaries will screen starting in the afternoon.

“FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)”

The award winning music documentary film “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary of A Decade (The Story Of A Movement)” is narrated by Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Chuck D (Public Enemy) and includes appearances by Cee Lo Green, Dick Gregory, Cornel West, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Jamie Foxx, George Clinton, Janelle Monae, Roy Ayers, Bilal, Public Enemy, Caron Wheeler, Speech, Common, Kevin Powell, Omar Lye-Fook, Andre 3000, Van Hunt, The Mizell Brothers, Loose Ends, Doug E. fresh, Joi Gilliam, Meshell Ndegeocello, Eric Roberson, Dionne Farris, N’Dea Davenport, DJ Kemit, Lil’ John Roberts, Dallas Austin, Raphael Saadiq with many others… commenting on the condition and evolution of “Soul” music as it relates to our current music business with the absence of live bands and the rise of Atlanta’s FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival as a movement.

Contradictions (Directed by Jeremiah Camara)

(World Premiere screening) – In ContradictionJeremiah Camara travels across the country examining religious obsession and the impact of faith amongst African Americans. Contradiction explores the paradox of an abundance of churches coupled with the great number of societal ailments in Black communities and seeks to find if there is a correlation between high praise and low productivity. Camara talks to the faithful and the faithless to determine the empirical benefits of prayer, worship and religious loyalty.

Film Trailer:

Coming Back For More: Finding Sly Stone (Directed by Willem Alkema)

Winner of “Best International Film” at Duke City Docfest and the  “Audience Award” at Biografilm Festival, this is a rare glimpse into the world of Sly Stone, who granted dedicated fan Alkema his first interview in 20 years after the Dutch filmmaker spent years tracking down the reclusive funk genius. Part detective story and part bio-doc in which Stone and several of his former cohorts recount his rise to fame and fortune, his financial meltdown, disappearance from public life, and current straitened circumstances. Special appearances include: George Clinton, Nile Rogersand The Family Stone Band.

Film Trailer:

TRAVEL & LODGING:

Here’s a list hotels nearest to Southwest Arts Center:

Hotel Indigo – 7 miles

Hilton Atlanta (Airport) – 8 miles

Renaissance (Airport) – 8 miles

Airport Marriott – 8 miles

 

TICKETS:

  • Full Day Pass = $30 (allows admission into all panels and films screenings)
  • Individual Movie = $10
  • Individual Panel/Workshop = $10
  • Individual Movie day of the screening= $15

To order tickets please visit: http://fjkconference-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1

 

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