BHERC spotlights shorts created by male filmmakers of African-American decent (Black Men). This screening and dialogue is an opportunity for emerging African American male directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process.

No entry fee. Film must be 1-60 minutes. Submit film on FilmFreeway or send to:

Attn: John Forbes
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Overall Rating
  • I am grateful to the S.E. Manly short film showcase and the African American Film Marketplace. The screening of my film "Gay Baby" was a success and I was able to network with many other filmmakers and other creatives of color through the festival- Mr.John Forbes and his incredibly kind and professional staff for their support throughout the festival. Also great thanks to Ms.Sandra Evers Manly for creating this showcase. This is definitely a festival to try and get in if you want to screen in L.A.

    November 2019
  • Thank you for having me and offering the opportunity

    November 2019
  • Valerie Alleyne-Udeozor

    They treat filmmakers with the utmost respect. Amazing experience and venue

    November 2019
  • The Reel Black Film Festival was by far the best festival I've attended! Communication was solid and everyone at the festival was so welcoming. It felt like I was screening my film with family lol. The entire team that put together the festival and the audience were so supportive and I'm so happy that I received the opportunity to meet, network, and view other powerful African American films. This team is doing some amazing stuff for the black community of directors and filmmakers and I can't wait to send more of my work here!

    October 2018
  • Thaddeus Jones

    I had a fantastic time here. I loved the fact that people were actually networking and looking to help others grow.

    October 2018