Tsehai Film Screening will showcase a combination of features, shorts and documentaries. This two days film program will offer you a unique opportunity to learn about Ethiopia's multi-faceted culture and long history through diverse film. It will take place on July 5th and 6th at the Chamber Lecture Hall of the Hilton Anatole. Oh, remember that while entertaining and challenging you, this film screening will serve you as an oasis from the Dallas burning summer weather.
The aims and objectives of Tsehai Film Screening are:
• To invite a dialogue of concern for Ethiopian issues worldwide.
• To contribute to a positive image of Ethiopian life
• To be a forum for exposure to a diverse range of films of Ethiopian interest
• To promote cultural diversity
• To increase public access to world film
• To support new filmmakers
• To build bridges between generations and with other communities
• To explore the diversity of Ethiopian life and identity
Directors, producers and/or cast members will be invited to present their films and share their experiences with the audiences. Most of all, to network with the next generation of film makers in our community.
Question and Answer Sessions
Tsehai pays tribute to an acclaimed and accomplished Ethiopian filmmaker by screening a selected film from his/her body of work, as well as, hosting an intimate discussion with the honoree before an audience.
Startng from nexy year, we will offer an award for Best Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short. At this event, we will have an "Audience Choice Award" which will give the audience the opportunity to vote for their favorite film while offering the filmmakers valuable feedback from the public. Buck up and wait for next year, until then, come enjoy with us this year.
If you’re an Ethiopian / Ethiopian American filmmaker with a great short film, or are a non-Ethiopian filmmaker whose short film deals with a subject relevant to Ethiopia, the 2007 Dallas Tsehai Film Screening wants to see your work. If your film is selected to run, you’ll be given free tickets to the festival and our conferences, a write-up in our website and a chance to personally introduce your short film to the audience, and most of all a chance to win our first Tsehai Film Award.
Send us your submission: Tsehai Films, P.O.Box: 1881, Hollywood, CA 90078.