Held in Atlanta, Georgia, the Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival is billed as the fastest growing film festival in the Southeast. This rapid growth is fueled by the idea that there are a plethora of stories to be told by independent filmmakers that are otherwise ignored by the Hollywood film industry. Now in its eighth year, the Spaghetti Junction Film Festival attracts some of the best and brightest black independent film makers and producers from around the world. This festival features primarily the works of African American filmmakers and gives urban films the visibility and recognition they may not otherwise receive. The festival has a loyal and strong following and has caught the attention of many celebrities including Danny Glover, Wayne Brady, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kadeem Hardison, Vanessa Williams, Godfrey, MC Lyte, Wood Harris, Treach, Nicole Ari Parker, Michael Ralph, Roger G. Smith, , Mekhi Pheifer, J. Anthony Brown, and the late Ossie Davis.
Notable feature presentations from the 2009 festival include "Complexion"
by Vandon Gibbs, "Blue" by Ryan Minningham, and "The Pact" a Boston Film
Festival winner produced by Spark Media. Festival award winners are
announced at the festival's SJUFF's Black and White Ball and IMPACT Awards
are given out to individuals, groups, or television programs that have
made a positive impact on the community or world. Throughout the year, the
festival keeps the vibe going with its 'Color of Cinema' film series which
features monthly presentations of untold stories and voices from
independent filmmakers. The festival gets its name from its location near
the interchange of Interstate 85 and 285 in suburban Atlanta; nicknamed
the Spaghettii Junction for its mind boggling array of ramps and exits.
The 2010 Spaghetti Junction Film Festival runs from April 15 through the
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