Your favorite film festival in Baltimore, Maryland is back! Our 5th annual HYBRID festival will be happening from September 4th - September 10th. On September 4th we'll be hosting an in-person event to launch the beginning of our festival and introduce you to more films made by and for Black femmes.

This year's theme is NOURISHMENT: The Recipe to Rebirth.

We want stories that show how Black Femmes nourish their imagination, soul and even their bellies. What does it look like when all you can do is be with yourself? Or when community comes through? Whatever "nourishment" means to you, we would love to see your work.

In addition, this year we are welcoming Indigenous filmmakers to submit their work to the festival for us to get into a greater conversation about the many nuances shared between the Black and Indigenous experience.

Submit your narrative shorts and features, documentary shorts and features, experimental films, music videos, and web series!

*Preference given to directors who are able to come and do a Q+A after the screenings*

1. All films not in the English language must have English subtitles.
2. All filmmakers must have subtitles or be prepared to submit closed caption files for accessibility.
3. Films are suitable for public viewing. We accept test screeners but finals must be ready for the festival.
4. You must own the rights to your film.
5. Filmmaker must identify as a Black female-identifying person or submit work that features characters who are Black female-identifying.

Overall Rating
  • Ebony Blanding

    Ran by cosmic artists. One of the warmest experiences I've had in festival. Met so many wonderful filmmakers on my block!

    September 2022
  • Jac'leen Smith

    I truly had a great experience participating in this year's Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest. I extend much gratitude for having my series "Dear Younger Self" selected to be featured at BFS Film Fest. It was also awesome to participate in the 'Defining Femme' panel where I had the opportunity to meet other incredible filmmakers, as well as screen their work.

    September 2022
  • Olamma Oparah

    BFSFF is the Best film Festival I have had the pleasure of Participating in. The programming was exceptional and I was proud to be included in the Reimagining Black Futures film block. The staff was organized and the panel facilitator asked insightful, thoughtful questions.

    March 2022
  • Terri Ogwulumba

    Wonderful event, and the organizers are very nice!

    September 2021
  • Deanna G.

    Great festival! I love their intentions behind it. Honestly recommend it to anyone who wants to test the waters in getting into Film Festivals. Very grateful to have been one of the films selected + an audience choice winner!

    September 2021