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These festivals center Black films made by Black filmmakers in Ohio.
The Columbus Black International Film Festival showcases “Black filmmakers locally, nationally and internationally while, highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora.”
These are other inclusive festivals in Ohio.
The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
These are festivals that center Black films and filmmakers nationwide.
The American Black Film Festival is an annual event dedicated to recognizing Black talent and showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Dedicated to the belief that diverse artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF Founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the Black entertainment community by fostering resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration.