BTFC Presents: Office Hours w/ Huriyyah Muhammad; Get Help On Your Project!

BTFC Presents: Office Hours w/ Huriyyah Muhammad; Get Help On Your Project!

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Let us support you as you #MakeYourWork in 2024!

OnTuesday, April 23rd from 12-2pm PST, come chat with BTFC Founder and Award-winning writer-director and producer Huriyyah Muhammad about your project!

During BTFC Office Hours, we’ll answer general questions and provide an environment where you can get advice and feedback on ONE project from industry professionals.

What are Office Hours?

It’s an open door for any member who would like to just come in and ask a question. Get a second pair of eyes on a rough cut, get some help on budgets, have your script reviewed…Remember back in the day when our professors had office hours and you would just go in to ask a question or get some help? That is what these office hours are like.

NOTE: 30-minute slots will be assigned on a first RSVP basis. A Zoom link will be sent to you 48 hours before your session. Please block out 12:00 – 2:00 PM PT on your calendar until your slot is received.

Meet Huriyyah Muhammad

Writer/Director

A Cleveland, Ohio native, Huriyyah got her start working in her parents’ donut bakery. Today she is an award-winning writer, director and producer whose projects have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, AFI, Austin Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, American Black Film Festival and many others. She is a current participant in the prestigiousAFI Directing Workshop for Women, a recipient of theSundance Creative Producing Award and theBlack List Feature Residency.

Muhammad’s work invites audiences to take the journey with her as she tackles tough subjects with humor, heart and often, a little magic. Huriyyah’s sci-fi digital series, KELOID, has become a cult favorite – winning multiple festivals including the prestigious American Black Film Festival. While her magical realism short filmWonders, has won multiple awards and continues to screen in fests including Outfest LA, NewFest, ReelSisters and many others. Huriyyah just wrapped post-production on two short films, Chocolate With Sprinkles, starring Reno Wilson and Nani’s Biryani, starring Rizwan Manji. Nani’s Biryani is scheduled to have its world premiere at the Muslim House during theSXSW Film Festival.

As busy as Huriyyah is as an artist, she believes strongly in community and put that belief into action by co-founding The Black TV & Film Collective (BTFC), a 1400+ member, non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing filmmakers of African descent. Through this organization, Huriyyah has not only helped countless filmmakers, but has been immeasurably helped in return. Huriyyah is also a bit of a nerd who holds a BS in Computer Science from Spelman College and an MBA from NYU. She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and does her best work as a loving wife and mother.

Join us to talk about your project and ideas, so that you’re better equipped to move forward and #MAKEYOURWORK. It’s all-time well spent.

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Questions? Contact [email protected].

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Date

Apr 23 2024

Time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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