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

 

Baldwiin's Nigger image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Color Us Black Image
  • Festival Category: CAAMA Canon
  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Colored Spade image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Four Women Film Still
Directed By:
  • Festival Category: CAAMA Canon
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
I, Destini image
  • Festival Category: CAAMA Canon
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Like A Star image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Remnants of A Room image
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Sonkofa Film Still
Directed By:
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Sprinter image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
This Little Light image
  • Festival Category: Competition
  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Tower XYZ
  • Festival Category: Invitational
  • Film Type: Experimental & Animation
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way
Widows image
  • Festival Category: Opening
  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Festival Theme: Making a Way Out of No Way