Hamilton Black film festival is an annual event that will showcase Black, Indigenous and People of Colour films from Hamilton and across the globe giving the opportunity to Canadian audiences to experience the works of this explosion of talent. The city of Hamilton is the ideal city to host HBFF because it is known to nurture, embrace, and celebrate different cultures.

Paize B. Usiosefe is the Founder Managing Director of Hamilton Black Film Festival. He is also a is an author, filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer. Paize Usiosefe is the 2020 recipient of the Jackie Washinghton award for the arts from the John Holland Awards. He won the Editor's Choice Award for poetry works in 1995 and became a member of the international society of poets. His book "ECHO FROM A VALLEY" was nominated for the City of Hamilton Arts Awards and Hamilton Literature Awards. He has appeared in thirteen feature movies such as Incredible Hulk, Breakout, Love Guru, The Underground, flashpoint just to name a few.

All film lengths and genres accepted

Submit your film today you might become the next big thing in the industry.

Best short film
Best feature film
Best Director
Best cinematography
best writer
Best Picture
Best Producer
Best Festival film

*To submit a film you MUST have the right or permission to the film.
*That the film meet the festival criteria.
*All foreign films must have English subtitles.
*All fees are non-refundable.
*HBFF will not be responsible for damage copies.

*All film lengths and genres accepted
format is 1920*1080 (16.9)