Black Film Festival Atlanta! is ecstatic to be the premier outlet in Atlanta for Black filmmakers! We are celebrating the festival in Atlanta this year! More information will be provided in the upcoming weeks ahead.

It's our fourth season and we've received overwhelming feedback about each of our festivals! Participants and moviegoers alike are excited to be a part of this emerging, landmark event in the new filming capital of the South.

BFFA's mission is to highlight the works of talented filmmakers who otherwise may not have the opportunity to showcase their projects. Our goal is to also educate the new filmmaker with industry-related resources and provide an excellent opportunity for networking.

We are excited about the industry experts who will share industry-related tips and advice for filmmakers.

Thanks for sharing the word! Until we see you at the festival, happy movie going!

Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Foreign Film
Best Documentary

Any materials sent will not be returned unless specifically requested.
All films will be screened by professionals from within the film and television industry. Projects of exceptional quality will be screened..

Any materials sent will not be returned unless specifically requested.

Format - We will not accept films in DVD format for submissions.

All submissions and submission fees will be transacted through

Foreign films must include subtitles.

BFFA will notify all submissions in writing if the film has been accepted for screening or not.

If your film project has been accepted, you will receive further instructions regarding the screening process.

Black Film Festival Atlanta is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulation

BFFA reserves the right to refuse submissons.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Black Film Festival Atlanta from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

All participants must be 18 years or older.

Submission fees are non-refundable.

Overall Rating
  • D'Ondre Burton

    The best film community ever. I feel like a bond was created and I am not apart of a family.

    December 2023
  • Ashley Thomas

    A great festival for connecting with other creatives! Raecine is such a warm and welcoming festival director. So grateful the Atlanta premiere of our short film "Do It for Grandma" was here.

    December 2023
  • Hype Vision

    Absolutely loved this festival! Everything was on point and Raecine the director behind the festival is so wonderful and warming! Absolute recommend!

    November 2023
  • Clive Salmon

    Great event. Thanks for having us!

    November 2023
  • Victoria Jones

    I loved everything about the festival!

    November 2023