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FILM FESTIVALS

The Hands has been seen at 40+ festivals worldwide.

Lake Arrowhead Film Festival Wildwood Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival West Chester Film Festival
British Film Festival Short Film Corner Media Arts & Literacy Institute Black Hollywood Film Festival
Heart of England International Film Festival The International Black Women’s Film Festival LA Shorts Fest Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival
Black Harvest International Film Festival, Atlanta Underground Film Festival and DocuFest Salento Film Festival International Film Festival Ireland
Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival Milwaukee Short Film Festival Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival Black Swamp International Film Festival
Illinois International Film Festival Arpa International Film Festival International Film Festival South Africa Wild Rose International Film Festival
Costa Rica International Film Festival Mosaic LA Film Festival Angel Film Awards / Monaco International Film Festival Bahamas International Film Festival
2010 San Diego Film Festival Beloit International Film Festival Hayti Heritage Film Festival Western New York Black Film Festival
Washington DC Independent Film Festival Los Angeles Womens Film Festival Sacramento Film Festival  
 

OTHER LOTUS GIRL FILMS PRODUCTIONS
Moondance Film Festival
Moondance 2008 Semi-Finalist Honor for Short Screenplay for Kids:  MyBody.MySpace.
www.moondancefilmfestival.com

The Pan African Film Festival

Best Narrative Short Film at 2009 Pan African Film Festival: Kwame; Executive Producer: Charise Studesville
www.paff.org

 

PRESS COVERAGE
Western New York Black Film Festival

February 28, 2010
8th Annual Western New York
BlackFilm Festival
Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre
Sunday February 28, 2010
www.buffaloplace.com

PRESS RELEASE

PROMO SPOT

Western New York Black Film Festival

Western NY Black Film Festival

 

ARPA Interview October 24, 2009
ARPA International Film Festival:
Meet Charise Studesville
Crain’s Chicago Business October 12, 2009
Charise Studesville makes a bold move with Crain's Chicago Business
Vocalo 89.5FM August 12, 2009
Vocalo radio interview with Charise Studesville at Black Harvest International Film Festival
Shadow and Act July 27, 2009
The Hands screening date at Black Harvest Film Festival included on ShadowandAct.com
The Hands Screening Dates included on MixedChild.com The Hands Screening Dates included on MixedChild.com
Best Selling Author Jackie Christie Inspires Black Women in Film - Director   Charise Studesville Featured. June 1, 2009
Best Selling Author Jackie Christie Inspires Black Women in Film - Director Charise Studesville Featured.
Best Selling Author Jackie Christie Inspires Black Women in Film at the Hollywood   Black Film Festival - The Hands Movie Featured. Best Selling Author Jackie Christie Inspires Black Women in Film at the Hollywood Black Film Festival - The Hands Movie Featured.
Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Lineup; Charise Studesville's debut film The Hands featured in Short Film Category. May 4, 2009
Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Lineup; Charise Studesville's debut film The Hands featured in Short Film Category.
Cradle Mom Charise Studesville debuts her short film The Hands for the Cradle's Sayer Center for African American Adoption. Spring 2009
Cradle Mom Charise Studesville debuts her short film The Hands for the Cradle's Sayer Center for African American Adoption.
Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces 2009 Film Lineup; Charise Studesville's debut film The Hands featured in Short Film Category. May 4, 2009
Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces 2009 Film Lineup; Charise Studesville's debut film The Hands featured in Short Film Category.

 

May 5, 2009
Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest
HANDS DOWN, 'THE HANDS' IS THE BEST
The Color Purple Article April 19, 2007
Chicago Sun Times

Charise Studesville on The Color Purple
 

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“Charise you are a real force—much needed in this industry; was a great day to spend with you as we explored and experienced another of your inspirational works. You raise the bar on many levels.
Thank You ~”