This past weekend in Atlanta kicked off the inaugural Black Women Film Summit and Festival. The two-day summit started with a networking event on Thursday at Boogalou Restaurant and Lounge. Friday was the  “Untold Stories Awards Luncheon” at the Intercontinental Buckhead, which honored actress/singer Tisha Campbell-Martin (ABC’s Dr. Ken), actress/singer Naturi Naughton (POWER), Essence Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor and film director and producer Fran Burst.

TV and radio personality Ebony Steele (Coffee with America) hosted the affair with music provided by DJ Salah Ananse. Additional luncheon attendees included comedian/writer Myra J, actress Charmin Lee and media personality Spirit. The summit also included the “Reel Sista Talk” and “Marketing Your Film to Hollywood” panel discussions featuring Haj Chenzira Pinnock, Mikki Taylor, Shante Bacon and Saptosa Foster.


Tisha Campbell-Martin Speaking at BWFN


Naturi Naughton on the Red Carpet


Sheryl Gripper Founder of Black Women Film Network