PR Newswire (July 25, 2006)
NEW YORK, July 25, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Home Box Office awarded the $20,000 grand prize for the 2006 HBO Short Film Award to writer/director Moon Molson for his film "Pop Foul," a coming-of-age story about a boy who must choose between staying loyal or being honest after witnessing his father take a beating by a local thug.
The grand prize was given out by Olivia Smashum, executive vice president, Affiliate Marketing & Business Development at HBO and actress Tamara Tunie during the ABFF Independent Film Awards ceremony on Sunday, July 23 in South Beach, Florida.
Four other films also competed and were awarded $5,000 each: "Mandigo in a Box," written and directed by Daheli Hall; "Sin Salida," written and directed by A. Sayeeda Clarke; "Trespass," written by Nelsan Narie Ellis and directed by Xandy Smith; and "Winnie and the Duppy Bat," written and directed by Annetta Laufer.
The HBO Short Film Award, created in 1998, serves to recognize and encourage artistic excellence in black cinema and has been a staple at the festival since its inception.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television-programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour premium television services, HBO and Cinemax. Together, both networks reach approximately 40 million subscribers in the United States via cable and satellite delivery. Home Box Office's international joint ventures bring HBO branded services to more than 50 countries around the globe.
The ABFF is a property of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based film marketing and distribution company. Its mission is to spearhead the global distribution of quality Black films and be the leading American brand producing Black movies and related entertainment content.
CONTACT: Jodie Hauptmann, +1-212-512-5431, for HBO
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