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2nd Annual Atlanta HipHop Film Festival Returns

Accepting Submissions for Film

ATLANTA, GA. (July 11, 2005) Creative Circle Entertainment announces the 2nd Atlanta HipHop Film Festival taking place in the month of April 2006. The three-day festival grants awards to films influenced by HipHop culture as well as notable HipHop musicians who have transitioned from music to film. Creative Circle Entertainment welcomes filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad to submit their work for consideration. Last year, the festival had notables: Sekyiwa 'Seta' Shakur, Jason Weaver, Lazy Bone, ReignDrop, Lil' Scrappy, Rasheeda, Xstacy of Whodini, Atlanta Falcon's TJ Duckett, Ralph Farquhar, Jessica Care Moore, to Dylon formerly of Da Band who participated, in addition to seeing award recipients, Ludacris and Mos Def recorded acceptance speeches.

"This is a unique opportunity to spotlight the synergy of HipHop and film, two of the most powerful artistic media of our generation. We are excited to continue showcasing the work of talented independent filmmakers who create a positive voice for the HipHop community," says Shameka Gumbs, President of Creative Circle Entertainment and Festival Director who along with six other women produced last year's event within a three month period.

The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival is currently accepting all Feature Films, Short Films, Documentaries and Music Videos that celebrate HipHop culture viaplot, music and/or characters. Awards will be presented for Best HipHop Feature, Best HipHop Short, Best HipHop Documentary, Best Music Video, Best Actor, Best Actress,Best Score, Best HipHop Throwback and Best HipHop Futuristic. Winners will receive an award and gift bag of prizes courtesy of the festival's sponsors.

Visit www.AtlHipHopFilmFest.com to download a Film Submission Form. All entries should be mailed to: Creative Circle Entertainment, 8200 Mall Parkway Ste. 135-227, Lithonia, GA. 30058. Entries can be submitted prior to December 9, 2005 for an early entry fee of $15. Entries submitted after December 9, 2005 will be a submission fee of $25 up until the deadline of January 13, 2006.

Inquiries regarding film submission should be directed to info@atlhiphopfilmfest.com or call: 770-981-6546. Media inquiries, please direct emails to Dee Dee Cocheta at: ABCPublicity@aol.com

Media Contact:
Dee Dee Cocheta-Williams
770.471.8833 - Direct
770.471.8530 - Fax
ABCPublicity@aol.com - Email

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