The CCBC Africana Studies Independent Film Festival is a two-day event featuring films, speakers, panel discussions and workshops celebrating independent Black filmmakers both past and present. The festival highlights cinema art that has been inspired, created and cultivated by independent content makers throughout the African Diaspora. The goals of the event is to help dispel the myths and stereotypes of people of African descent that are often portrayed in mainstream Hollywood films by exposing students, faculty, staff and the wider community to independent Black films that are often lacking screen time. We also endeavor to provide an open opportunity to discuss Blacks in the film industry – both creators and consumers – that will allow filmmakers and the audience to share dialogue about content, stereotypes, and innovation with the utilization of a keynote speaker, panel discussions and workshops for burgeoning filmmakers. PLEASE NOTE: The only films that will be shown in this year's festival will be films about African-American Foodways.

Overall Rating
  • Akwara David

    Great festival. Thanks for having us.

    July 2017
  • Emily Eaglin

    Through this festival I was able to screen my film with a follow-up Q&A in Catonsville & Essex. The audience & students were very engaged and the hosts were extremely welcoming. There was a lot of love to go around & it was also great to see the other works selected. Great experience!

    May 2017