NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — In this episode of “CityViews” with Sharon Barnes-Waters, CR Capers, founder and CEO of the Hip Hop Film Festival, stops by to chat about the festival and announce the nominees.

The HHFF takes place at the National Black Theatre: Institute for Action Arts in Harlem from August 3 at to Auguest 6. It is a festival for filmmakers and movie fans who love and grew up with the culture of hip hop. Filmmakers from all over the world are showcasing their work at the festival.

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Capers said she hopes that with the Festival, it will “re-educate and let people have a revolution of the mind,” and to change the narrative of what hip hop connotes.

Capers then announced the nominees in top categories:

Best Web Series:


Tough Love

Working Out the Kinks

Tattoo Life

Best Actress:

Eden Duncan-Smith – See You Yesterday

Kt Gourique – Brooklyn

Kajuana Marie – Trending

Berkeley Clayborne – Across the Tracks

Best Actor:

Lex Daemon & Milan Stoessel – Tom Freeman of the North

Steven Hill – Tales of Shaolin

Michael Chan – Cavities

Artie Brennan – A2Z

Best Director:

Jasmine Callis – The Chicago Mixtape

Blazej Jankowiak – Priepast

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Stephon Bristol – See You Yesterday

Patrick House – Night Job

Best Cinematography:


Voices de la Calle


Across the Tracks

Best Documentary:

The Chicago Mixtape

We are the Nation

Legendary Cyphers

Jamaica House

Best Narrative Feature:


Tom Freeman of the North



Best of the Festival:

We are the Nation

Tales from Shaolin

Jamaica House

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See You Yesterday.