Founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. BHERC programs include film festivals, award ceremonies, book signings, script readings, contests, scholarships, and other programs and special events. BHERC recognizes the contributions of Black men and women in front of and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

WHEN: April 27-29, 2018

WHERE; Film Festival, Panels, Closing Night @ Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038

Opening Night Ceremony @ Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4708 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

No Entry Fee
No Prizes - great screening, awesome networking, affordable tickets, an Award Show honoring directors, filmmakers, writers, cinematographers, grips, Hair & Make-up, Still Photographers and all the behind the scenes artists who collaborate to create FILM

Please complete this form and submit your short film on DVD. Film must be 1-60 minutes. Mail or deliver your film with this form to:

Attn: John Forbes
1875 Century Park East, Suite 600
Los Angeles, California, CA 90067

Overall Rating
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    Kennikki Jones-Jones

    I was not able to attend the event but a friend went in my place. When he texted me a small video after the audience viewed my short, I was almost brought to tears. I felt the love through my phone. They all felt like family. The host encouraged the audience to share a word that described what they watched and the feedback was so valuable. I really wish I could of been! I also feel like it's a great opportunity to network people have reached out to me already. I am truly grateful that I was a part of this festival and I hope to make it in the future.

    March 2018
  • One of the best film festival I've been a part of! They treated me with so much respect and honor. They made me feel like a big Hollywood director! Thank you!

    October 2017
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    Marquette Jefferson

    BHERC has an outstanding program with great staff. I was able to screen my short film " We Still Together" and get great feed back from the audience and a few industry professionals. Everyone was very nice and I was able to have a great time.

    October 2017
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    Marlisa Doubell

    5 stars all round to this amazing festival, thank you all.

    July 2017
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    Meme Kelly

    A first class, wonderful event. It was a memorable evening.

    May 2017