Thank You for Making the 29th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival a Success


Dear Beloved Community, 

With immense joy and a heart full of gratitude, we are elated to share that the 29th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago was nothing short of spectacular because of you. This year's Black Harvest was a kaleidoscope of new cinematic expressions, burgeoning talents, and an undeniable spirit of exuberance that permeated every moment.

Your presence, each year, is the cornerstone of our success. The unwavering support from our esteemed sponsors, invaluable partners, and, most importantly, you – friends of The Film Center – was the lifeblood of this grand celebration of Revolutionary Visions.

As we eagerly anticipate the 30th anniversary of Black Harvest in 2024, we hope to see you again in this ongoing celebration and support Black cinema at the Film Center throughout the entire year.

With heartfelt gratitude, 
GSFC Film Center Team

Since 1994, the Black Harvest Film Festival has been Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore, and share the Black, African American, and African Diaspora experience. With the passing of celebrated film critic and Black Harvest Film Festival co-founder and consultant Sergio Mims last fall, the Gene Siskel Film Center has announced the establishment of the Sergio Mims Fund for Black Excellence in Filmmaking, to honor his legacy of giving a voice and platform to the next generation of Black filmmakers. The festival is being curated by Jada-Amina and Nick Leffel.