September 19, 2016





The Ocktober Film Festival Announces 2016 Film Selections
-- The 4th annual Ocktober Film Festival (OFF) today announced its lineup of 35 selected Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Web Series and Young Adult films. --

    NEW YORK, NY, September 19, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The films were selected from a diverse population of both domestic and international filmmakers whose work reflects the quality that OFF has grown to be known for. The 2016 Ocktober Film Festival will take place October 6th - 9th at the famous Symphony Theater located on the corner of 95th Street and Broadway in New York City.

Previous Special Guests have included, Harry Lennix, Hill Harper, Clifton Powel, Damon Dash, TV Executives and others. This year is no different, they have an impressive list of celebrities and industry leaders scheduled to join the festivities. "Keep making movies, it's going to be tough and it's going to be hard but it will be worth it," said Harry Lennix at the 2014 Ocktober Film Festival. Hill Harper, who attended last year, encouraged filmmakers to "continue to reach for the stars and to never stop dreaming."

The 2016 Ocktober Film Festival will kick off with an opening night which will include celebrities, filmmakers and enough memories to last a lifetime. OFF was created to empower, encourage and educate filmmakers and this all begins with the opening night networking event which is designed to help filmmakers promote their projects and broaden their resources within the film community.

For tickets or more information, please visit http://www.ocktoberfilmfest.com. Media and press inquiries should be sent to ocktoberfilmfest@gmail.com.

HERE ARE THE 2016 OCKTOBER FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS:

Feature Films
- What Lies Beyond, directed by Jarrod Knowles
- Before 'I Do', directed by Kimberly Connor
- A Portrait Asunder, directed by Khaldoun Adhalie
- Diary of a Bad Man, directed by Diemiruaya Deniran

Documentaries
- WAVE: A True Story in Hip Hop, directed by Brian Bullock
- 'Ujamaa Holiday Market', directed by Davon Johnson
- Celling Your Soul, directed by Joni Siani
- Who Are You?, directed by Darnel John
- Our Mother's Voices, directed by Martine Emile

Shorts
- What Goes Around, directed by Dallas Alexis
- DoDo TiTi, directed by Nadhege Ptah
- Wrath of the Blood Angel, directed by Justin Morales
- LOVE, directed by Marcellus Cox
- Me Too, You, directed by Travis Williams
- Redeploy, directed by Nuria Dixon
- The Haggler, directed by Shauntay Cherry
- Deeper Than a Crush, directed by Alexis Rajah
- someTHING UNorthodox, directed by R.H. Bless
- Simpler Times, directed by Steve Monarque
- 5 Weeks, directed by P Bernardin
- Moves We Make, directed by Lamar Mackson
- Forgiveness, directed by Satie Gossett
- The Treatment, directed by Geoffrey Guerrero
- Domestically Cursed, directed by Noble Julz
- Perceptions, directed by Charles Jones

Web Series
- Bobby Ashley's The Ave Two Episodes, directed by Bobby Ashley
- Cornelia, directed by Rose Gutierrez
- Best Friends Web Series, directed by Joshua Edelman
- All My Friends Are Married, directed by Mercedes Brazier

Young Adult Films
- Ellie, directed by Morgana McKenzie
- Holiday of Holidays, directed by Talia Cohen-Vigder
- Milky White // Rosy Petals, directed by Jordan Barger
- The Bush Challenge, directed by Tess Leigh

Music Videos
- Mistreated and Wild, directed by Shayna Connelly
- Abandoned, directed by Lamont Fountain
- Delicate Lines, directed by Rhonda Parker

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Contact Information:
Emelyn Stuart
Ocktober Film Festival
New York, NY
USA
Voice: 888-875-7771
Website: http://www.ocktoberfilmfest.com

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