Smithsonian African American Film Festival

1400 Constitution Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20560

The National Museum of African American History and Culture's celebration of African American culture through the medium of film.

The festival is a multi-day cinematic experience celebrating African American visual culture and film. Experience historic films alongside contemporary works by some of the brightest emerging and veteran filmmakers including Barry Jenkins, Julie Dash, Adepero Oduye, Haile Gerima, Cauleen Smith, Kevin Jerome Everson, Bobitto Garcia, Bradford Young and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with filmmakers and talent of our more than 80 films. Events include Screenings of some the most iconic African American films from history and today, Post Screening Conversations with filmmakers and actors, Master Classes with industry experts, Exchanges with the opportunity to share ideas about film production and the archive of the moving image.

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