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WELCOME to the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival!

HBFF 2013 will be screening an Official Selection of 73 films at the Ricardo Montalban Theater, located at 1615 N. Vine St, Hollywood CA 90028.

HBFF 2013’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE takes place at the W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028 and features a wealth of informational panels and workshops covering a wide variety of topics which include: film production, distribution and marketing, pitching, writing for television and film, in addition to specific programs designed to inform and educate actors. 

CLICK on titles of films or panels to get more information or to BUY TICKETS. CLICK on the category name on the right side of the page to sort by category.

Individual Panel Tickets (W Hotel Hollywood) - $30, plus fee
Individual Screening Tickets (Ricardo Montalban Theater) - $15, including fee

Schedule Subject to Change 

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Brely Evans

Actress, Vocalist, Comedienne and voice over talent Brély Evans is an Oakland Nativewho has become the epitome of what the industry dubs a triple threat. Her versatility puts her in a class of her own as she transcends your entertainment experience; whether she’s making you cry in a drama, buckle over with laughter in a comedy or challenging your intellectualwit through thought provoking discussion as a radio personality. Her versatility allows for her to be the face of  national brands such as Jenny Craig.

With a host of film, theater and commercial work under her belt, Brély’s break out role was opposite Oscar Award nominee Queen Latifah, as “Sabrina”, in the romantic comedy Just Wright, staring Common, Paula Patton, Pam Grier and Phylicia Rashad.
Ms. Evans role of “Sabrina” was expanded as a result of her comedic timing and ability to bring unexpected life to her characters. This same power packed persona afforded her an opportunity to star in the remake of Sparkle playing Tune Ann, best friend to lead actress Jordin Sparks, produced by Debra Martin-Chase.

Her next projects are generating a lot of  buzz, Being Mary Jane, is said to be BET’s next big series due out in January 2014, where she plays the role of Nichelle Nicholas, best friend to Gabrielle Union (Mary Jane) and Let the Church say Amen which is Ms. Regina King’s directorial debut.

Prior to starting her television and film career, this songbird was the sultry alto/tenor of R&B trio Emage, signed to Mercury/PolyGram Records by Black Sheep founder Dres and then A&R executive Lisa Cortes. Brély’s love for music, acting and live performance landed her the lead role in Torn Between the Two a gospel stage play where she plays “Shante Campbell” daughter to Shirley Murdock.

Brély’s talent has been commanding attention but its her faith, drive, and commitment to excellence that continues to reward her with career opportunities, both of her own making and because her multi dimensional persona is constantly in high demand. This friendly face girl next door is sure to sale as she says, “Snow to Eskimos”.

Ms. Evans’ talent is synonymous with an all-star cast. She has worked with the legendary Whitney Houston, Comedian Mike Epps, Tamela Mann, Tika Sumpter, DerekLuke and Omari Hardwick along with numerous stars previously mentioned. Brély Evans is aseasoned veteran who brings professionalism and adaptability to every project and event she puts her hands on.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 5
 

5:15pm PDT