The Dudley Film Festival, the first event of the annual Roxbury Arts Series was held on August 27 and 28, 1999 as part of Artstuff: A Cross-Cultural Artfest at Northeastern University.
It was co-sponsored by ACT Roxbury Consortium, the cultural economic development program of Madison Park Development Corporation, and The Color of Film Collaborative and funded by The Boston Foundation (Fund for Arts and Culture).
The Films shown were:
- Squeeze - written and directed by Robert Patton-Spruill; produced by Patricia Moreno
- Upside Down – directed by Mario Mandujano, produced by Francisco Lorite & Mario Mandujano
- As I Remember It: A Portrait of Dorothy West – written, produced and directed by Salem Mekuria.
- African-American Filmmakers Past & Present – written & produced by East Boston High School students under the direction of their teacher, Deborah Shariff.
- RiceWood Creek – written, produced & directed by Deborah Shariff.
- Midnight Ramble – coordinating producer & co-writer Beth Deare.
- Detour – written, produced & directed by Edwin Encarnacion.
- I Am A Man – written & co-produced by Byron Hurt.
- Fruition & Sleepless Nights – animated, written & produced by Nneka Bennett
- Mothers & Daughters – directed, written & produced by T. Denise Dove.
- Fidelis – written, directed & co-produced by Vladimir Minuty.
- Blue in Green – written, directed & co-produced by Jaci Ameer.
- Sweet Dreams, Kid – directed, edited & produced by Jeffrey Craddock.
- Bright Like the Sun (The 3rd episode from the 6-part documentary series, Iâ€™ll Make Me A World: A Century of African-American Arts. – Tracy Heather Strain