This section lists film and video festivals that feature Black cinema. Most are annual festivals. Some festivals are devoted to films by and about Blacks, while others regularly feature Black films as part of their wider programs.
American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
Annual festival that is formerly known as the Acapulco Black Film Festival. This popular festival was designed to "provide independent Black filmmakers with a forum in which to expose their films to film buyers and the general public."
Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame
From Oscar Micheaux to Sidney Poitier to Spike Lee, this nonprofit ogranization is dedicated to the "nurturing of current independent filmmakers, and the preservation of contributions by African American artists both before and behind the camera." Site has sections for biographical information, previews, and calendar of special events.
Hollywood Black Film Festival
The last festival was in February 2002. Presented by Black Talent News, this festival "aims to enhance the careers of emerging and established North American filmmakers through a public exhibition and competition program."
International Black Panther Film Festival
The next festival is in 2003. This fesitval is dedicated to presenting "dramas, documentaries, and shorts; some made in 1968 and 1970, others produced within the last few years and several directed by former members of the Black Panther Party.
Pan African Film Festival
According to their mission statement, this group's festival was created in order to "present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes." The festival appears to commerce every year.
UrbanWorld Film Festival
Presented by HBO Films, this festival claims to host "the world's largest competitive minority film festival dedicated to redefining and enhancing the role of minority films in contemporary cinema."