Black Film Festival Atlanta! is ecstatic to be the premier outlet in Atlanta for Black filmmakers! We are celebrating the festival virtually this year; this will give our official selections a much larger platform, to showcase their films.

It's our second year running and we've received overwhelming feedback about our inaugural festival. Participants and moviegoers alike are excited to be a part of an emerging 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
  • Sainabou Njai

    To be a part of BFFA's inaugural ceremony was beyond amazing. I see nothing but growth and light coming from this festival for years to come!

    January 2020
  • Raecine Tyes is one of the most dedicated and hardworking festival directors I've ever witnessed. She gave so much respect and attention to all the filmmakers. She and her team hosted the event with grace and enormous enthusiasm. The films were some of the best I've seen. A completely positive experience!

    November 2019
    Response from festival:

    Jonni, thanks sooo much for taking the time to give such positive feedback on your experience with BFFA! It being our inaugural year, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. When we had amazing filmmakers like yourself participating, it made our job much easier! Our goal is to add as much value to the festival as possible, and to continually improve the event, for the purpose of having talented individuals like yourself return in the future. We thoroughly enjoyed your heartfelt documentary, and wish you much continued success!

  • Awesome festival. Great communication, all well organized with a very friendly touch. Thanks a lot!

    October 2019
  • This was a great kick off for Black Film Festival Atlanta.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Black Film Festival Atlanta was honored to have experienced professionals like yourself attending and participating at our inaugural event. We’re striving to improve our festival each year to add as much value as possible, for all of our attendees. Thanks so much for your positive feedback! We’re looking forward to seeing you in the future!

  • Founder Raecine Tyes really knows how to put together a festival. She was very professional, personable and hospitable. Her energy and commitment to making people happy goes above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for a wonderful time. I’ll definitely be back!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Lester, thanks sooo much for your encouraging words! It’s out inaugural year and wanted to make sure we give out attendees as much value as possible! We also appreciate participation from industry professionals like yourself! People are still raving about #ActorsBootcamp! Thank you for supporting BFFA!