Top 12 Black Film Festivals

Film festival directors to create fair and balanced program for their holidays. Despite the quality of the films, a festival with all the Black films is not necessarily as interesting as a mass festival, but opens the door of opportunity for niche festivals. As a filmmaker, when I began to identify the 10 best festivals of Black filmmakers, I was unable to locate any source of identification from the list. Through my own experiences living and working in Los Angeles in the entertainment industry for over 12 years, I had the opportunity to create my own list of film festivals of the 10 Black filmmakers. It is possible to reduce the list to 10 of the same size or greater, my list actually has 12 festivals in it.

1. Black American Cinema Festival

Originally known as the Acapulco Film Festival, the Black Film Festival found its way to Los Angeles via Miami. Produced by Film Life, Inc., which also produces the MTV Movie Black, Black Film Festival Film Festival is the most elegant Black, full of stars in Black films independently of the studio system. / Festival

2. Pan African Film and Arts Festival in Los Angeles

With an attendance of over 200,000 people for the film festival and the arts, Paff is the largest and one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world Black. Each year, Paff screens over 150 films in the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, South America, South Pacific, Europe and Canada.

3. Hollywood Black Film Festival

Simultaneously with the Infotainment Conference, the Hollywood Black Film Festival is a wonderful stop for Black filmmakers, while many agents, distributors and sales agents looking for content specifically Black, to attend.

4. Urbanworld Film Festival

Once home to its own distribution outlet, the Urbanworld Film Festival is still a choice of studios and independents to offer movies, network and discover new talent.

5. San Diego Black Film Festival

Formerly known as the Black Film Festival, the San Diego Black Film Festival has become a kind event where filmmakers can be treated with class and respect.

6. Black International Cinema Berlin

The existence of more than 20 years and produced by Fountainhead Tanz Theatre in Berlin International Film Festival Black Film Black offers filmmakers the opportunity to exhibit general in Europe and build a bridge to their distribution in the pan-African market.

7. Pan African Film Festival, Cannes

Although not sponsored by the French government as the Festival of Cannes, the Cannes Film Festival offers filmmakers Pan African Black's nickname Cannes, and the opportunity to share their work with the European market and make inroads for European distribution.

8. Urban Film Series

The Urban Film Series is not really a film festival, but rather a projection of films and discussion. Located in the capital, organization and search engine advertising for the Urban Film Series is stellar and his film will get media attention across the nation's capital. In addition, urban film series also receive film screenings and discussions in other important markets for the Black community.

9. New York Film Festival African Diaspora

The movie screens ADFF of the African diaspora around the world. As the detection of Hollywood, the selection of New York is not a bad idea. The media in New York serves as a substitute for leaving the country and media ADFF succeeds in getting his films respectable media.

10. Roxbury Film Festival

One of the largest festivals of its kind in the area of ??New England, the Roxbury Film Festival has been a staple consisting of the provision of filmmakers of color an opportunity to display their work and let their voices be heard .

11. San Francisco Black Film Festival

SFBFF has become a driving force to integrate the work of independent filmmakers in mainstream Black. Several films, which had its premiere in SFBFF, has secured distribution.

12. BFM International Film Festival

BFM International Film Festival, sponsored by the Black Filmmaker magazine, is the world premiere and urban Black film festival in the UK. In addition to the main event in London, BFM also home to several mini-festivals around the UK.

Christopher C. Odom is a director, writer, author, Nashville, TN, USA. I love movies, skating, dancing in couples and metaphysics.