California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Hollywood Black Film FestivalFilm

Dubbed "The Black Sundance," the Hollywood Black Film Festival is an annual six-day celebration of black cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Hollywood and around the world. Attracting such stars and industry insiders as Academy Award-winner Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, John Singleton, Spike Lee, George Tillman, Tina Andrews, Reuben Cannon, Cedric The Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, Blair Underwood, Sanaa Lathan, Antwone Fisher, Ice-T, Rev. Run, Bill Duke, Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Lamaan Rucker, directors Tim Story, Preston Whitmore, Rob Hardy and Jeff Byrd, and producer Will Packer, the Festival has become a hotbed for the black Hollywood community.

Festival has a children/youth component.

Festival Website:

Occurs in: October

Festival Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:
Hollywood Black FIlm Festival
Tanya Kersey - Founder & Executive Director
8306 Wilshire Blvd., No. 2057, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 929-7522

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