About Us

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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
  • Workshops

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.