The Black Filmmakers’ Film Festival (BFFF) team consists of black filmmakers who have worked in numerous productions within film and media, both locally and internationally.
Our mission is:
- to connect black filmmakers across the globe
- be a ‘support group’ and join in the aim to transform the sector into an inclusive business environment for people of colour
- become a port of call for and empower black filmmakers who want to realize their ideas
- foster an environment of mutual assistance and collaboration
The venture consists of 3 key features:
- Monthly Film Screenings
- Annual Film Festival
BFFF screenings take place once a month in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas. Content viewed at the screenings will be strictly sourced from filmmakers of colour. Regular Q&A session follow the screenings whenever some of the filmmakers are present, in order to give a better understanding of the characters, creative aspects of the story and production history.
BFFF workshops will be held at least twice a year in disadvantaged communities to:
- bring out the audience’s passion for film
- assist aspiring filmmakers with the development of their own film projects
- build interest and a basic understanding of the inner workings of the film and media industry
The workshops will concentrate on camera, lighting, sound, script writing, post production, acting and marketing skills, to name a few. These tutorials will be executed by industry professionals procured by BFFF and its partners.
BFFFs annual film festival will take place in the third quarter of 2016 – details coming soon!
Read more about us in this article, featured in the Mail & Guardian’s Friday supplement.