October 06, 2013, the Hollywood Black Film Festival held the last screening at the packed Montalban Theater in the heart of Hollywood, with the film "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete," which opens in theaters October 11, 2013.
However, before the closing night even began, attendees were making moves during the Pitchathon, sponsored by Mozzell Entertainment, where creatives were given the opportunity to pitch film and television ideas to a panel of industry executives. In addition, attendees had to squeeze in the last of the 73 films screened this year before the red carpet rolled out for the "Mister & Pete" cast. Out of all the official selections HBFF crowned a winner for each category for best feature, short, documentary, and web series, visit HERE for a complete list of the winners.
Presenting "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete," was director George Tillman Jr. (Soul Food), who stated his message from the film is to "never give up." "Mister & Pete" follows the journey of two young boys left alone to fend for themselves in a Brooklyn project. The independent film touched hearts of many, with the mature and sweet acting from stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, and also stars Jordin Sparks, EMMY® Award winner Jeffrey Wright, and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson. Visit HERE for more film screenings.
Watch the video slideshow HERE and the photo slideshow to see the cast take over HBFF closing night.