The 19th annual Seattle Black Film Festival will once again animate the halls of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle’s historically Black Central District, April 29-May 1. The three-day weekend of in-person and video-on-demand screenings, panels, and events will host an international selection of over forty feature films, music videos, documentaries, and short films; showcasing the range and depth of the Black experience on the big screen.
The Seattle Black Film Festival (formerly the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival – LHAAFF) is a major season program of LANGSTON, showing provocative films and works about the Black experience from independent filmmakers. The festival features film screenings, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and in-depth chats with filmmakers, industry professionals and local community leaders. As Seattle grows as a seat of activism, progressive ideology, innovation and technology, the Seattle Black Film Festival is a hub for filmmakers and audiences to exchange ideas with Black film as a catalyst for discussion. Films are selected from entries screened by panels and curated from current and vintage offerings. The festival takes pride in showcasing independent film celebrating Black brilliance, from emerging and established filmmakers from around the world and in our own backyard, connecting filmmakers and the community. More info: Seattle Black Film Festival – Langston Seattle