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
  • Jarrett Roseborough

    Such a great festival to be a part of! Great artistry was represented here. We were also so honored to have our production “This is My Black” to awarded best director (Stephen Adetumbi). Thank you so much again for selecting us to be a part!

    November 2022
  • Isis Brantley

    It was a real honor to be selected and screened, being a first-time filmmaker!

    November 2022
  • Justin Mobley

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Forever I LOVE Atlanta! This festival is awesome! I highly recommend to submit to them and be seen.

    November 2022
  • Karamell Jones

    Where do I begin!!
    This festival has been one of the best that I have been apart of. The festival Organizer -Racine an Amazing Beautiful Soul, Great festival!!!!

    November 2022
  • Jaanna Anaemereibe

    The host and the films presented were great! Truly an honor to have my film Super-Liked selected as well as winning an award.

    August 2022