Are you an emerging independent filmmaker having a hard time getting exposure and having your work seen on YouTube and MySpace?
Clarendon Entertainment will be hosting the 1st Annual Urban S.L.A.M. Short Film Contest that will give winning filmmakers a chance to have their work uncut and in high quality potentially seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors on Urbanslam.com, Blackmoviesonline.tv and their affiliate websites and be on an upcoming Urban S.L.A.M. DVD which is available at many retail stores including Best Buy.
Past films on Urban S.L.A.M. have been official selections at prominent film festivals throughout the U.S. and have aired on cable networks owned by HBO, Showtime and BET. One of the shorts, The Tested, won the top prize at the 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, qualifying it for an Academy Award nomination.
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Gully(2002; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) A young thug is confronted about his life choices by an unforgiving accuser. Starring Tyson Beckford. WATCH MOVIE
The Engagement Party(2005; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) A young women resists her boyfriend’s offer for a more serious relationship by opening him up to a new and potentially explosive experience. WATCH MOVIE
The Box Preacher(2004; Short; directed by Alex Pikas) A street preacher learns an important lesson about life and love as he attempts to save souls in front of a Baltimore strip club. WATCH MOVIE
The Marriage Counselor(2004; Short; directed by Nzingha Stewart) An attractive woman looks for love in all the wrong places. Starring Nichole Robinson. WATCH MOVIE
Testify(2006; Short; directed by Darius Monroe) A minister, seeking reconciliation with his dying son, is forced to confront his own flawed morality. Starring Art Evans. WATCH MOVIE
Shootout(2003; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) Two shooters, one with a basketball and the other with a 9mm handgun, take each other on in a deadly game of brinkmanship. WATCH MOVIE
The Date(2000; Short; directed by Roderick Giles) A restaurant patron gets more than what he bargains for upon meeting his blind date. Starring Wendell Pierce. WATCH MOVIE
Stone Mansion(2004; Short; directed by JJ Goldberger) A wealthy couple must decide whether to flee or fight for their beloved home in the face of a hostile mob during the 1921 Tulsa race riots (Finalist – Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase). WATCH MOVIE
The Tested(2005; Short; directed by Russ Costanzo) In the days leading up to his gang initiation, a troubled teen attempts to make peace with a negligent mother, console his young sister and accept what he’s about to do – shoot a stranger in broad daylight (Winner – 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival). WATCH MOVIE
St. Paul(2005; Short; directed by Francisco Ordonez) A Latino atheist loses his faith in reason. WATCH MOVIE
A Single Rose(2003; Short; directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper) Set in the South during the 1940’s, an emboldened choir girl with a taste for the finer things, sings at the local juke joint when her husband is away. Its not long before she’s tempted by the flesh. WATCH MOVIE