About the Festival

Each year since 1994, the Gene Siskel Film Center has presented the Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, a vibrant celebration of independent films that tell the stories and explore the images, heritage, and history of the worldwide Black experience.

Advisory Board
  • Ellen Sandor, Advisory Board Chair
  • Kristin L. Anderson
  • Jose Cerda III
  • Camille Cook
  • Dr. Judith Cothran
  • Michelle Cucchiaro
  • Eda Davidman
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Susan Downey
  • Charles R. Droege
  • Eliot Ephraim
  • Melissa Sage Fadim
  • David Hundley
  • Marlene Iglitzen
  • Ellen Kollar
  • Rosanne Levin
  • Averill Leviton
  • Anita Liskey
  • Margaret MacLean
  • David E. Martin
  • Ingrida Martinkus
  • Felicia Middlebrooks
  • Marcel Munoz
  • Marisa Murillo
  • Edward Siskel
  • Bolaji Sosan
  • Roopa P. Weber
  • Joshua Yates

 

Black Harvest Film Festival Sponsors and Contributors
  • Allstate
  • Gilead Sciences
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Locke Lord LLC
  • BMO Harris
  • ComEd
  • Felicia Middlebrooks
  • Richard and Ellen Family Foundation
  • NBC 5 Chicago
  • Illinois Art Council
  • CityArts Grant
  • WBEZ
  • Chicago Reader
  • Kristin Anderson
Black Harvest Film Festival Partners
  • Akasuba
  • Creative Cypher
  • Chirp Media
  • Free Spirit Media
  • Full Spectrum Features
  • Intuit
  • Pentimenti Productions