Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001
Subject: [BlackPantherFilmFest] IBPFF News: 2001 Festival Over... What's next?
Black Panther Film Festival Newsletter
August 16, 2001
Volume 1 Issue 4
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Inside today's issue:
# 2001 Festival Over... What's next?
# Help Fund the IBPFF (International Black Panther Film Festival)
@ SIDEBAR: Stand with Mumia Abu-Jamal at Hearing August 17th!
# Got Pix?
@ SIDEBAR 2: 35th Anniversary Celebration of the BPP
2001 Festival Over... What's next?
The International Black Panther Film Festival (IBPFF) 2001 had
tremendous success, attracting participants and filmgoers from around
the world to the four-day May event. The cable television channel
BLACK STARZ featured the event during their promotion of Spike Lee's
new film "A Huey P. Newton Story," and our own festival documentary
crew, The Black Documentary Collective, is making a short about the
festival. Additionally, on June 7, 2001, one of the 2000 and 2001
IBPFF documentaries, "Public Enemy" (w/Bobby Seale, Kathleen Cleaver,
Jamal Joseph, Nile Rodgers) directed by Jens Meurer and distributed
by REAL FICTION, made its theatrical debut in Germany.
At present, festival organizers have re-structured the committees in
preparation for the next festival, which will take place in spring
2003. In the coming months, news you can expect to receive via this
- Screening details of films featured at the 2001 or 2000 festival.
- Festival film purchase and rental information.
- Book lists on the Black Panther Party and other movements.
- News on IBPFF educational youth outreach programs.
- Links to other websites focused on grassroots movements.
- Announcements about IBPFF website redesign and development changes.
- Information on how your financial donations/sponsorships can
benefit the IBPFF or political prisoners.
& much more!
Help Fund the IBPFF (International Black Panther Film Festival)
Donators Eligible for Souvenir Program/T-Shirt/Poster
The International Black Panther Film Festival (IBPFF), a not for
profit corporation, is having a fund-raising campaign from August 30,
2001 through October 1, 2001. This year's festival earned as much as
it cost. Now funds need to be raised to defray the costs of future
screenings and to sustain the planning efforts that will ensure the
success of our next major festival. Donations should be made by check
or money order payable to the International Black Panther Film
Festival and mailed to the festival office.
All donators of at least $10 or more during this campaign will
receive a souvenir IBPFF 2001 program and will receive a 2001
festival poster (while supplies last). ONLY the first 60 people who
donate at least $25 or more will receive the collector's item IBPFF t-
shirt from the May 2001 festival (These are 100% cotton shirts, black
with a white design, in XL and XXL sizes only. While you may suggest
a shirt size, we will not be able to guarantee you'll receive the
size that you desire.)
The design on our t-shirt and the poster is similar to the IBPFF
postcard design that can be found at:
To be eligible for the program and poster or t-shirt, donations must
be postmarked between August 30, 2001, and October 1, 2001. All
donations must be in US dollars. T-shirts are only available to the
first 60 donations of $25 or more. Programs, posters and t-shirts are
available to donators during this campaign while supplies last. All
proceeds raised during the time period will be used to support the
IBPFF. NOTE: International Black Panther Film Festival directors,
organizers, advisors, and volunteers may donate to this campaign but
are not eligible for t-shirt, program, or poster giveaways.
For this campaign:
1. Write a check or money order made payable to The International
Black Panther Film Festival.
2. Print or type your full name, telephone number, mailing address,
and email address, on your check or money order or on a separate
piece of paper. (Donators receiving t-shirts will be notified by
email or telephone call. Allow 2 - 4 weeks for delivery. If you wish
to donate, but exclude yourself from the t-shirt or poster giveaway,
write "NO SHIRT/POSTER" on your check or money order.)
3. Mail donations postmarked between August 30, 2001 and October 1,
2001 to: IBPFF, 580 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10012 .
[For questions about this fund-raising campaign, you can email the
festival office at email@example.com]
SIDEBAR: Stand with Mumia Abu-Jamal at Hearing August 17th! (TOMORROW)
Activists from around the country, including celebrities like actor
Ossie Davis and hip hop artist Mos Def, will travel to Philadelphia
Friday, August 17, 2001 (tomorrow) to stand with Mumia Abu-Jamal, the
African American journalist facing the death penalty in Pennsylvania
who will appear before a Commons Pleas judge in the Criminal Justice
Court at 9 a.m.
The International Action Center (IAC) is organizing buses from all
over the country to go to Philadelphia. For bus information in NYC as
well as leaflet and poster pick-ups, call the IAC at (212) 633-6646.
The August 17th coalition also is organizing buses with the 1199
Health and Hospital Union in NYC. Call (212) 330-8029 for more
information. For more details about Mumia Abu-Jamal's case, contact
the INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER, 39 W. 14th St. Room 206, New York
City, NY 10011. Phone: (212) 633-6646 Fax: 212-633-2889 Website:
Additional Mumia information is available at mumia.org,
http://www.mumia.org , run by International Concerned Family and
Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. For NYC metropolitan area residents, find
information about Mumia at http://www.freemumia.com or call the
freemumia.com hotline at (212) 330-2039.
If you attended the recent 2001 IBPFF or the first festival in 2000
and would like to donate your pictures to the film festival website,
mail those pictures (if not in digital format) to the IBPFF, 580
Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10012. If the pictures you took are
in .jpg or .gif format, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Panther
Fest Pix" in the subject line. Also, if anyone knows the whereabouts
of a missing digital camera that was lost on the last day of the
festival (May 6, 2001), please email email@example.com.
SIDEBAR 2: Black Panther Celebration
The 35th Anniversary Celebration and Conference of the Founding of
the Black Panther Party (BPP) will be October 11-14, 2001 in
Washington, DC. The conference is open to Panthers and non-Panthers
alike. For more details or to register for the event, visit the It's
About Time Committee's website: http://www.itsabouttimebpp.com
Stay tuned for more news to come!
Group Publisher: Kathleen Cleaver
Group Editor: Deidra McIntyre
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