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Closing night will be a special tribute to a champion and scholar of Black filmmaking and a bittersweet… moreView Details
After locking himself out of his apartment, Charles (Henry, of ATLANTA, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK) an introverted,… more
Love can be for better or for worse, and in these five shorts, sometimes it’s worse before it’s better.
UNAPOLOGETIC captures a tense and polarizing moment in Chicago’s fight for the livelihood of its Black residents. … more
Family changes, challenges, and secrets, stirred with love, characterize these four shorts.
This vibrant documentaty chronicles a multigenerational music project started in 2005 by Jesse Sharps, one of the… more
The year is 1942, and Archie Glass is trying to break into Hollywood. His opportunity comes in the form of an… more
Four thought-provoking short films with historical themes.
Justin, a man in a transitional stage of his life, invites a group of friends to Brooklyn for a weekend fantasy… more
Who tells the stories of the Black experience and history; does the storyteller change the story; who has agency to tell the story?
Filmmakers powerfully address the racism, inequalities and longstanding injustices of our time in these eight shorts… more
This fascinating chronicle takes us through the backyards of South Central Los Angeles, where a close-knit group of… more
Five short films featuring Chicago talent.
Seven short films celebrate creativity and the imagination.
Stories from around the world illustrate new perspectives on Black life in these five international shorts.
This powerful story of music, love, and legacies is set in the American South. Edward "Nardie" White devoted his… more
Heart, soul, and perseverance are a Black woman’s essentials in these six shorts.
Directed by Nelson Foix
Created three year ago, the Richard… more
This debut feature by artist and cultural critic Great is the first installment of his planned “Love Cycle,” a… more
Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, New Jersey. He mentors two kids— Furquan, a… more
After the world gave up on Lonnie Holley, the Universe sent him the gift of art. Born, one of 27 children in Jim… more
The youth are the future. In the… more
FREE! Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm CT
This Black Harvest panel discussion annually offers insights into to Black filmmaking.
FREE! Tuesday, November 24 at 6:00pm CT
How has culture and film been used to bring about social and political change, and do films have the power to elicit change?