Sept. 30 - Oct. 9,


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Making Imagination Reel – Part 2

The Chesapeake Film Festival (CFF) announces part two of our bi-monthly series, “Making Imagination Reel,” showcasing outstanding films featured in the 2021 Festival. Part 2 recognizes Black History Month 2022 and extends the celebration through March with five extraordinary films and interviews with their filmmakers. The series is free on

“By popular demand, we’re making selected films from 2021 available on our website,” said Cid Collins Walker, CFF Festival Director. “Every two months, we’ll bring you exceptional films that won CFF awards and/or were most popular with our virtual audience. You’ll also get extensive interviews we conducted with the filmmakers. I’m very excited to share those.”

The February and March lineup includes these films and interviews with their directors:

Dimas Salaberrios, Director
Chicago: America’s Hidden WarWatch Now

Documentary Feature – Produced and directed by Dimas & Tiffany Salaberrios. USA, TRT: 1:45 – Urgent, stunning, revealing. Chicago: America’s Hidden War pulls back the curtain and takes an inside war-journalistic look into the violence that has plagued Chicago streets for decades.

Harold Jackson III, Director
Liam White
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Narrative Feature – USA, Produced and directed by Harold Jackson III. – TRT: 1:27 –A novelist, given just a few months to live, fights for a second chance while facing all the people he stepped on to get to the top.

Marcellus Cox, Director
Mickey Hardaway
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Narrative Short – USA, Directed by Marcellus Cox. TRT: 19:23 min – A young sketch artist visits a renowned psychiatrist as his life begins spinning out of control after years of physical and verbal abuse have taken a toll on him. Rated R – material which may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Ted Adams III, Director
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Narrative Short – USA, Produced and directed by Theodore Adams III – TRT: 20 min – A celebrated young African American actor enrolls at a prestigious theater school in Japan to play the lead role in Shakespeare’s Othello, only to find his dreams of greatness are tempered by an instructor who challenges him to question his reason for being there.

Dave Harp, Director
Saving San Domingo
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Made in Maryland – A film directed by Dave Harp with Sandy Cannon-Brown and Tom Horton. TRT: 27 minutes – A 200-year-old African-American community in Maryland struggles to save its traditions and values.

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