Seattle Black Film Festival 2020

This event is in the past
Every day, through Jul 12
This is an online event · Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
$10 suggested donation
Charles Mudede has written, "I have yet to attend a Langston Hughes African American Film Festival that doesn’t have an important black-directed or black-themed film that’s somehow been missed by the wider film community or is unavailable in any format—web, disk, cable, theater." This year's online program is slightly condensed, but you still shouldn't miss it. Saturday brings a block of shorts and a post-film panel about wisdom across generations, and Sunday brings a collection of documentary shorts highlighting voices across the Black American diaspora.


Sat July 11:
Storyteller's Toolkit Masterclass (workshop, 2 pm)
Our Community, Our Family: Stories of Youth and Wisdom Across Generations (film & panel, 4 pm)
Coming Into Our Own (film & panel, 7 pm)

Sun July 12:
Black Media Literacy in the Age of Black Lives Matter (workshop, 2 pm)
Documenting Our Experience (film & panel, 4 pm)
Closing Circle (film & panel, 7 pm)

From the festival: "After several years of weighing changing the festival name (for brevity and better representation), we put a call out to the community earlier this year to help us determine the new name. The community almost unanimously voted for Seattle Black Film Festival, which better reflects the vast Black diasporic experience we wish to represent."