The Most Hospitable Festival for Black Filmmakers

New Orleans is a city that currently and historically has given voice to black American artists. Our city is deep in tradition and access for artists of color. It’s only right that we celebrate our film accomplishments as well.

Over the weekend of December 13 we will highlight filmmakers of color from New Orleans and throughout the United States. There will be an awards ceremony to recognize the best film and performances of the films submitted. And most importantly… there will be parties!

The Festival

The BFFNO Schedule
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Visit our drop down menu in the BFFNO Films section for a complete listing of our scheduled films for BFFNO 2019.


On December 13 Filmmakers of color from all across America will descend upon New Orleans for the second annual Black Film Festival of New Orleans.

The event will kickoff with our Documentary films screened at Stella Jones Gallery Friday day.

Afrofutures night at New Orleans African American Museum will include several genre film screenings as well as a visit from the Women of Wakanda!

Saturday will be jam packed with screenings and feature our City talent Showcase.

BFFNO Entertainment

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Friday December 13: 1pm-4pm Documentary Block 5pm-10pm Afrofuture Night

Saturday December 14: 10:0 am – 10:00 pm


Stella Jones Gallery 201 S. Charles Ave

New Orleans African American Museum 1718 Gov. Nichols

Ashe Cultural Arts Center 1738 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.


(504) 296-1317