Newark Black Film Festival
Since its inception in 1974, the Newark Black Film Festival (NBFF) has become known among its peers as the longest running black film festival in the United States. Throughout the years, it has continued to provide a progressive public forum for hundreds of emerging writers, directors, producers, performers and film buffs who enjoy African American and African Diaspora cinema.
Screening in the summer months, the films that are shown reflect the full diversity of the black experience in America, both past and present. Each film selection encompasses a wide range of cinematic forms and formulas, from documentary to the avant-garde, for youth and adults.
All screenings at the Newark Museum of Art unless otherwise noted. Visit newarkmuseum.org for updates.
2022 Screenings + Events
The 2022 Newark Black Film Festival took place July 12-17, 2022.
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BEST FILM 2022
Directed by Edson Jean. (80 min). Not rated
THE MAKING OF 'LUDI'
2020 Cinematic Arts Resident Edson Jean worked on his directorial debut feature film 'Ludi' this year. Edson talks to us about his relationship with this film about a Haitian immigrant nurse and we get a behind-the-scenes view of the process of making a micro-budget feature film.