happy bnm webfest - 2020
Welcome to BNM Webfest 2020! We will showcase 133 Projects from 22 different countries this year! We will have Panel Discussions, Live Music, Recorded Zoom Script Readings with SAG Actors and a Virtual Halloween Party! ALL THIS IS FREE!! Please join us October 28th thru Nov 1st, 2020.
We will have 20 blocks of short films, web series, and music videos available to view starting October 28th. Once each screening block previews - it will be available to view on our site until November 7th, 2020. For full schedule of the blocks - please check out Our Schedule!
We will have 9 Panel Discussions plus Zoom Networking opportunities, a Halloween Party and Picture Competition as well as a Live Zoom "Fireside Chat / Awards Ceremony" and "Thank You" session on Sunday evening.
We also have about 4 Musical performances!!
Our first panel discussion will be the Music Panel, featuring our filmmakers and musical artists from our Music Video category. At 8pm (EST), Singer Akilah Divine will perform for us on Facebook Live, and then the filmmakers and artists will be on zoom. The panel will be broadcasted LIVE over our FaceBook Live Account - so please tune in!!
COMEDY PANEL DISCUSSION - THURS OCT 29TH AT 8PM (EST)
MODERATOR LAUREN FRANCESCA
PANELISTS: WES JOHNSON, MARC UNGER, VIVIAN KERR, BEN ROCK AND BOB DEROSA
On Thursday, October 29th, we will have a Comedy Panel at 8pm. This panel will be moderated by Youtuber and Actress Lauren Francesca, and featuring panelist Actor Wes Johnson (Capitols Announcer, seen in Veep, A Dirty Shame, and Head Of State), Comedian / Actor Marc Unger of the Amazon Prime web series, Thespian, and actress Vivian Kerr (Short Film - Scrap, and web series "We're With The Band"). Also Ben Rock and Bob Derosa of "20 Seconds to Live" will also be joining us.
Web Series Creators and filmmakers with shows that have screened on Thursday, Oct 29th are also welcomed to join the Zoom panel discussion.
LGBTQ Panel - Friday, October 30th at 3pm (EST)
Moderator: Ricky Ramon
Panelists: Nikki Blonsky, Leo Sheng, Lady Dane, Matthew Montelongo and Ivan Quintanilla.
Nikki Blonsky (who played John Travolta’s daughter in the movie Hairspray, check her out on personal podcast - Nikki Nights), Leo Sheng (from The L Word: Q Generation). Broadway actor Matthew Montelongo (Daniel’s Husband), Actor Ivan Quintanilla (Gotham, The Blacklist) and Maryland-based Actress, Helen Hayes Award winning Playwright Lady Dane, who wrote and directed the episode of Homebound Web Series which will be shown at the festival.
Check out Nikki Blonsky's podcast - Nikki-Nights:
Black Lives Matter In Film and Entertainment Panel -
Nov 1st at 1pm (EST)
Moderated by Simmie Terrell
Panelists: Dui Jarrod, Tray Chaney, Reece Odum, Dawn Halfkenny, Patrice Fisher
Be sure to watch our Black Lives Matter Panel for Film and Entertainment, November 1st at 1pm, hosted by actor and BNM Webfest Producer, Simmie Terrell.
Including actors; Tray Chaney (The Wire, Saints and Sinners) and three of Tray’s co-stars from Bounce TV’s Saints and Sinner - Actresses Reece Odum (Vampire Diaries), Dawn Halfkenny (Tales, Atlanta), and Patrice Fisher (Zane’s Sex Chronicles, Charmed).
Actor Tray Chaney will also be performing for the festival and presenting awards during the awards ceremony!
Other panels included in our festival: a Web Series Round Table Panel which includes Creators and Webfest Founders from around the World, as well as a Panel Discussion on Drama and Horror. More details about these coming soon!