Our mission at LBLFAF is to provide a platform that educates, shares and celebrates the experiences and resilience of the African Diaspora in Louisiana and abroad, through film, music and the creative arts.

Best Feature

Best Short

Best Director

Best Writer

Best Short Screenplay

Best Music Video

Best Documentary

*Nomzamo Heritage and Culture Award

Outstanding work that focus on safeguarding the history of people
of African descent.

*Queen Diambi Kabatusuila Vanguard Award

awarded to an emerging trailblazer leading the way in new developments or ideas that continue to uplift and empower people of African descent.

*Louisiana Legacy Award
Outstanding efforts in humanitarian and philanthropic work for African Americans, African Diaspora in Louisiana and abroad.

LBLFAF accepts applications for films made by and/or about people of African descent in Louisiana and abroad. (Please note: the filmmaker need not be of African descent.) Preferably, films should depict positive and realistic images and can be drama, fiction, Topics about mental illness history culture welcomed.
historical/epic. LBLFAF accepts features and shorts both narrative and documentary. Youth
ages 14-17 encouraged to submit.