WNY Refugee Film Festival
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Photos from the Inaugural WNY Refugee Film Festival!

Our team selling yummy concessions before each screening: Beer, wine, pop, candy and popcorn!

Our team selling yummy concessions before each screening: Beer, wine, pop, candy and popcorn!

UB Bulls star running back Kevin Marks stopped by to donate a door prize of a Bulls jersey!

UB Bulls star running back Kevin Marks stopped by to donate a door prize of a Bulls jersey!

Look at that bountiful spread for our Global VIP Reception that all film pass holders got to attend! Delicious Burmese food from Lin Restaurant.

Look at that bountiful spread for our Global VIP Reception that all film pass holders got to attend! Delicious Burmese food from Lin Restaurant.

Having fun on the red carpet at our Global VIP Reception, part the WNY Refugee Film Festival Grand Finale.

Having fun on the red carpet at our Global VIP Reception, part the WNY Refugee Film Festival Grand Finale.

More fun on the red carpet with JERS Board member Pat McNally and JERS Executive Director Karen Andolina Scott!

More fun on the red carpet with JERS Board member Pat McNally and JERS Executive Director Karen Andolina Scott!

Filmmaker Yehuda Sharim visited us to do a director-led talkback for the Buffalo premieres of his films, “we are in it” and “Lessons in Seeing.” We also arranged a visit for him to talk with drama students at Nichols School!

Filmmaker Yehuda Sharim visited us to do a director-led talkback for the Buffalo premieres of his films, “we are in it” and “Lessons in Seeing.” We also arranged a visit for him to talk with drama students at Nichols School!

JERS volunteer teaching artist (and designer of our fabulous new marketing materials for the 2nd Annual WNY Refugee Film Festival) Ruby Merritt poses on red carpet with our awesome entertainers at our Global VIP Reception, African drummer extraordinaire Mohamed Diaby (m) and phenomenal choreographer & dancer Eric Ansuade, who, along with drummer Griffin James Brady, got all of us dancing with their performance!

JERS volunteer teaching artist (and designer of our fabulous new marketing materials for the 2nd Annual WNY Refugee Film Festival) Ruby Merritt poses on red carpet with our awesome entertainers at our Global VIP Reception, African drummer extraordinaire Mohamed Diaby (m) and phenomenal choreographer & dancer Eric Ansuade, who, along with drummer Griffin James Brady, got all of us dancing with their performance!