Film Reel

Films featured during the festival will include historic, lesser-known and works from within the Museum’s collection that have been preserved and restored. The Festival will also showcase recent releases as well as works by established and emerging filmmakers. Post Screening Conversations will immediately follow film screenings for the opportunity to hear from the filmmakers, cast and crew. 

A call for independent film submissions of new works was opened to the public earlier this year. A selection of 15 films selected by a jury of industry professionals will be screened during the Festival. A winner will be selected in each of the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Documentary Short, Narrative Short, and Experimental & Animation.

All films unrated; viewer discretion is advised.

A Sample of the 80+ Festival Films

 

Black 14
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Clean Water image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Copper image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Everybody Dies!  image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Garden image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Give image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Gook Film Still
Directed By:
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Guion image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Liberated Zones image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Moonlight Sonata image`
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Mugabo image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Quincy image
  • Festival Category: Spotlight
  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Sojourn image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Solace image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
SPIT by Mtume Gant
Directed By:
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
Under Bone image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions
United Skates image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Festival Theme: Cultural Expressions