Competitive categories at SDBFF range from dramas and comedies to animations, music videos, religious films, and LGBT stories. Last year's award winners included a documentary chronicling the struggle of Muslim Americans in the face of prejudice (The Test of Freedom), a drama following a gospel quartet as they seek to help the homeless (Gospel Good, Gospel Bad, Gospel Ugly), and a comedy centering on a donut shop that will do anything to stay profitable (The Donut Shop).
Unfolding in one of California's most beloved cities, SDBFF is an ideal place to mix and mingle with other like-minded filmmakers while enjoying red carpet premieres, an exclusive breakfast gala, scintillating panel discussions, and an exciting awards dinner that honors an industry luminary.
September 27, 2013 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
SDBFF provides a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African-American and African Diaspora films.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
SDFF takes place in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, the historic heart of the city, awash with shopping venues and electric nightlife. Submit your film to the San Diego Black Film Festival today, and take part in a cultural phenomenon that celebrates the power and possibility of the black experience!