Baltimore International Black Film Festival

10 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218

Founded in 2014, the Baltimore International Black Film Festival is produced by the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt social /service organization: SOGAA, Inc. Our mission is to support unity in the community and foster education with the best in independent film-making while enhancing the diverse cultural landscape and economic vitality of Baltimore City. With its unique paring of films by African-American, the African Diaspora and members of the Same Gender Loving - Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) communities, the Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) serves a dual purpose of educating the community while providing a venue for independent films for, by and about African Americans, the African Diaspora and members the SGL-LGBT community locally, nationally and globally. The 1st Annual BIBFF was held at the historic Charles Theatre, the only theatre of its kind in Baltimore. The Charles Theatre with its 1150-seat, 23,000 square-foot movie house is located in one of Charles Street's most historic buildings and is only minutes away for the Baltimore Harbor in addition to numerous restaurants, bars, museums and attractions. The BIBFF is truly a "Charm City" event blending entertainment and education in the greater Baltimore area through a uniquely diverse cinematic experience. The inaugural Baltimore International Black Film Festival was held December 3-5th 2014.


The Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) promotes and celebrates culturally significant films directed, produced, and staring African American and members of the African Diaspora. We also prominently feature and celebrate films with content of interest to the Same Gender Loving - Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community. Our mission is to couple the film festival with education, health and exhibition programs that enrich the life of Baltimore City and the greater Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia communities.

About Us

SOGAA, Inc. ( ) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt social / service organization founded in Baltimore by Black men who love men which is dedicated to enhancing the social, economic, physical and mental wellness of its members and community. Founded on the principles of brotherhood, leadership, activism, community and knowledge, SOGAA is committed to collaborating with fun-loving and forward thinking individuals and organizations regionally and globally. Our vision is to strengthen the community around the art of visual story-telling through the screening of films and discussions with filmmakers that inspire, entertain, educate, unite and stimulate conversation among film lovers...and those conversations being enriched by the world class attributes of Baltimore City. The Baltimore International Black Film Festival is the place for industry and film lovers alike to enjoy a premier urban environment, and a one of a kind cinematic and cultural experience.

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