Step into the future of film at the 2024 OLA Film Festival, celebrating diversity and inclusion in the industry and promoting representation of diverse voices.

By Alpha Phi Alpha – Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter

Date and time

July 20 · 7pm – July 21 · 12am EDT


Miracle Theatre • 535 8th Street Southeast Washington, DC 20003

About this event

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter


The OLA Film Festival 2024

7 PM EST – 12 AM EST

The OLA Film Festival is a showcase and competition highlighting the work of amateur and student filmmakers across the country. The festival aims to support emerging artists by providing a platform to display their work publicly.

The Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter is the first alumni fraternal chapter in the National Pan-Hellenic Council community to host an international film festival – THE OLA FILM FESTIVAL.

Our Musical Curator is DJ RBI

There is an After Party to follow the event after the conclusion of the Film Festival.

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About OLA

Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter was officially chartered as a chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on April 27, 1952 at Howard University. Alphamen, fresh out of college and in graduate and professional schools, sought to form a chapter where they could remain active, but not have to dive deep into fraternal waters financially, bureaucratically, and generationally. “OLA”, as the chapter is affectionately known, was established with the assistance of General President Belford V. Lawson and strong encouragement by Howard Law School student Nathan H. Beavers. In addition to Brother Beavers, the charter members of OLA included James R. Albernathy, II, Carl R. Andrews, C. E. Baxter, J. L. Echols, Edwardo Ford, C. Rodgers Greene, John C. Harvard, George F. Hill, Robert L. Hillard, Lewis R. Hurst, George L. Jackson, B. J. Kimbers, Jr., Mylous S. O’Dell, Jr., Chester L. Pryor, III, Harold E. Ramsey, R. R. Rawls, J. A. Rhinehart, Joseph B. Smith, L. G. Southwick, Herbert L. Thornhill, Jr., Manuel L. Walker, Claude R. Williams, and Matthew A. Williams.

In 1975, the General Organization eliminated the intermediate designation once given to chapters, thus making OLA a full fledge alumni chapter since that time. Since its charter date, OLA has fulfilled Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated’s mission. Brothers have taught young boys to be men, given worthy college bound students financial aid and have politically and culturally empowered a citizenry. “OLA has continued to embody Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind since 1952.”

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