San Francisco Black Film Festival presents FREE Urban Kidz Film Series at the Museum of the Africa Diaspora

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Created with young viewers, pre-k to preteen, in mind, the sixth annual Urban Kidz Film Festival Series (UKFF) unreels on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Museum of the African Diaspora Films. U.S. The festival will include the premiere of African Academy Award Winner "Do You Believe In Magic?".

Created with young viewers in mind, the sixth annual Urban Kidz Film Festival Series (UKFF) unreels on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street. San Francisco, CA. UKFF is an offshoot of the San Francisco Black Film Festival and features a striking assemblage of short and feature films, designed to spark the imaginations of the 5-to-12-year-old set.

This is a free event for children and $10.00 per adult. Space is limited and each adult is allowed to bring up to four children. Treats and beverages are courtesy of Starbucks, Turtle Mountain, Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association and Horizons Organic Milk. Logon on http://www.moadsf.org or http://www.sfbff.org or call 415.771.9271 for more information.

The films begin at noon with an impressive schedule of screenings that run the gamut from nine to ninety minutes, Here's a sample: "Do You Believe In Magic?" Winner of the 2008 African Academy Award (ages 8 and up) Two young men from the Townships of Capetown, South Africa, both students at The College of Magic, begin a most improbable journey to compete in the World Teenage Magic Championships in Las Vegas. (Got tricks? Win a prize for the best magic act.)

The Don of Vigil High (ages 8 and up) A nerdy Jr. High school kid finds popularity when hustling banned sodas and snacks on campus. Mind Me Good Now (ages 5-8) an animated folktale about Tina and Dalby. When the two children disobey their mama, the consequences are almost tragic.
Asthma Tech (ages 5 and up) Young Winston is burdened by the hardships of chronic asthma and isn't able to participate in the everyday activities of his peers and classmates. Winston copes with the predicament through his vivid imagination and with paper and crayons.

About UKFF
Urban Kidz Film Series is a program of the San Francisco Black Film Festival, which was founded in 1998 to highlight the range, depth and diversity of the African-American experience in films from around the world. Paying particular attention to independent releases, the SFBFF has been a driving force integrating the work of independent Black filmmakers into the mainstream.

Urban Kidz unfolds Saturday, May 31 at the Museum of the African Diaspora. The museum opens at 11:00 a.m. and screenings begin at noon.

About The San Francisco Black Film Festival
The tenth annual San Francisco Black Film Festival runs June 4-8 and June 11-15 at various venues. On May 13, tickets will be available for purchase at http://www.ticketweb.com. For a complete schedule of San Francisco Black Film Festival screenings, exhibits, panels, parties and events, visit http://www.sfbff.org or call the SFBFF hotline at (415) 771-9271.

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