The Hamilton Black Film Festival is an annual film festival that showcases cultural and traditional films of African/Caribbean, Native, Asian, Middle Eastern filmmakers and other films of ethnic inclusion. The Hamilton Black Film Festival will give people from different parts of the world and ethnic backgrounds an accessible platform to showcase films that are made by and with visible ethnic minorities, demonstrating that Hamilton welcomes all people.
To submit your film through Film Freeway, click button below now.
Hamilton Black Film Festival, the first BIPOC film festival in Hamilton Ontario outlined special dates for upcoming third anniversary 2023 festival. As a BIPOC film festival, we showcase culture and traditional films of African/Caribbean, Native, Asian, Middle Eastern filmmakers, and other films of ethnic inclusions.
Our third anniversary festival is scheduled to run from May 25th to May 30th, 2023 at the Westdale theatre. We will be going both virtual and in-person screenings. Join us in 2023 to welcome a hoard of creative and talented filmmakers coming to our city.
In May 2022 during our second anniversary, we were fortunate to screen films made by talented BIPOC filmmakers around the globe. With much respect and gratefulness for the contents submitted to our festival, we thank all HBFF 2022 film producers for their excellence and extraordinary body of works on the big screen. We appreciate your artistic integrity.
We extend our humble thanks to our community, the media, and sponsors for kind support to us through the years.
“Inclusiveness is our strength.” – L’inclusion est notre force.” We are elated to strengthen our partnership with CENTRE FRANCOPHONE HAMILTON (CFH) for our upcoming festival. CFH is a multidisciplinary and inclusive community centre that promotes the French language and culture through social, cultural and artistic experiences. They will ensure that our festival material is available in French, encourages content from French-speaking filmmakers and engages the francophone community. We are open to partner with other organizations in our community and beyond.
Film submission is now open till March 25th, 2023. Click on the above button “FilmFreeway”.
Early bird deadline for 2023 submission is November 20th, 2022. Summit your film now and get the discount.
We trust the support we get from our communities, media, event partners, and people of goodwill. As a not-for-profit organization, we kindly ask you for support by sponsoring or donating to our course. To sponsor, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (905) 966-7750 and donate, click on Donate.
Thank you for your generosity and great supports.
|Best Actress||Short Film||End of the Rope||Winsome Cooper as Molly Wilson|
|Best Actress||Short Film||Kreme||Uche Nkwonta as Kreme|
|Best Actress||Short Film||Out Of Order||Sheronna Osbourne as Channing ***Winner***|
|Best Actress||Short Film||Pass||Mina Hamedani as Miss Ahmadi|
|Best Actress||Short Film||The Blue Lady||Tijuana Layne as The Woman/The Doll|
|Best Actor||Short Film||Broken Life||Mamoudou Camara as Ayo Koumbi ***Winner***|
|Best Actor||Short Film||Descension||Andon Campbell as Liam|
|Best Actor||Short Film||How Many More?||Wesley Guimarães as João|
|Best Actor||Short Film||Kreme||Robert Mudenge as DJ Eastsyde|
|Best Actor||Short Film||Out Of Order||Troy Crossfield as Chad|
|Best Actress||Feature Film||Illusion||Sandrine Ziba as Larisha|
|Best Actress||Feature Film||Love and Brotherhood||Cortney Ketchum as Makaila ***Winner***|
|Best Actor||Feature Film||Illusion||Joe Richard Pook as Alex Arnold|
|Best Actor||Feature Film||Love and Brotherhood||Nate Jackson as Arnold ***Winner***|
|Best Documentary||Short Film||Building Cultural Legacies – Black Artists in Hamilton||Directed by Christopher McLeod|
|Best Documentary||Short Film||Building Cultural Legacies – Leon ‘Eklipz’ Robinson||Directed by Christopher McLeod|
|Best Documentary||Short Film||Music and Mental Health Episode 1 of 9||Directed by Tina Rix|
|Best Documentary||Short Film||The Melody Lingers On||Directed by Kimberley R. Williams ***Winner***|
|Documentary Feature||Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America||Directed by Bayer Mack ***Winner***|
|Documentary Feature||Dear Jackie||Directed by Henri Pardo|
|Documentary Feature||Mr. Emancipation-The Walter Perry Story||Directed by Preston Chase|
|Best Documentary||Documentary Feature||Black Daddy The Movie||Directed by Damon Jamal Taylor|
|Best Documentary||Documentary Feature||Raised Up West Side||Directed by Brett A. Schwartz|
|Best Documentary||Documentary Feature||This is [Not] Who We Are||Directed by Beret E Strong & Katrina Miller ***Winner***|
|Best Documentary||Documentary Feature||The Woodstock of House||Directed by Rodrick F. Wimberly & Senuwell Smith|
|Best Music Documentary||Documentary||Black Daddy The Movie||Directed by Damon Jamal Taylor|
|Best Music Documentary||Documentary||The Melody Lingers On||Directed by Kimberley R. Williams|
|Best Music Documentary||Documentary||Music and Mental Health Episode 1 of 9||Directed by Tina Rix|
|Best Music Documentary||Documentary||The Woodstock of House||Directed by Rodrick F. Wimberly & Senuwell Smith ***Winner***|
|Best Editor||Short Film||Descension||Edited by Adrian Campbell|
|Best Editor||Short Film||End of the Rope||Edited by Rodney V. Smith|
|Best Editor||Short Film||Kreme||Edited by Saiixnt Bailey|
|Best Editor||Short Film||Out Of Order||Edited by Eric Metzloff ***Winner***|
|Best Editor||Short Film||The Blue Lady||Edited by Adam Vitums|
|Best Director||Documentary Feature||Black Daddy The Movie||Directed by Damon Jamal Taylor|
|Best Director||Documentary Feature||Black Seeds: The History of Africans in America||Directed by Bayer Mack|
|Best Director||Documentary Feature||Dear Jackie||Directed by Henri Pardo|
|Best Director||Documentary Feature||Mr. Emancipation-The Walter Perry Story||Directed by Preston Chase|
|Best Director||Documentary Feature||Raised Up West Side||Directed by Brett A. Schwartz ***Winner***|
|Best Short Film (Social Impact)||Short Film||Broken Life||Directed by Claude Emmanuelle Yapo|
|Best Short Film (Social Impact)||Short Film||How Many More||Directed by Lucas de Jesus ***Winner***|
|Best Short Film (Social Impact)||Short Film||Pass||Directed by Elika Abdollahi|
|Best Short Film (Social Impact)||Short Film||Subsidiary House||Directed by Milad Taleghani & Vahid Aalam|
|Best Short Film||Short Film||Descension||Directed by Adrian Campbell|
|Best Short Film||Short Film||End of the Rope||Directed by Ryan Singh & Sabine Mondestin|
|Best Short Film||Short Film||Kreme||Directed by SAIIXNT Bailey|
|Best Short Film||Short Film||Out Of Order||Directed by Troy Crossfield & Sheronna Osbourne ***Winner***|
|Best Short Film||Short Film||The Blue Lady||Directed by Tijuana Layne|
|Best Feature Film||Feature Film||Illusion||Directed by Sylvain Boayaga, Michel Pouamo ***Winner***|
|Best Feature Film||Feature Film||Love and Brotherhood||Directed by Jason Horn|
|Best Director||Short Film||Broken Life||Directed by Claude Emmanuelle Yapo|
|Best Director||Short Film||Descension||Directed by Adrian Campbell|
|Best Director||Short Film||How Many More||Directed by Lucas de Jesus|
|Best Director||Short Film||Kreme||Directed by SAIIXNT Bailey ***Winner***|
|Best Director||Short Film||Out Of Order||Directed by Troy Crossfield & Sheronna Osbourne|
|Best Picture||Short Film||How Many More?||Produced by
Vilma Martins, Heraldo de Deus, Daniele Souza, Iana Nascimento, Romário Almeida, Isabella Carvalho ***Winner***
|Best Picture||Short Film||Kreme||Produced by Jennifer Sanasie & Darrell Wonge|
|Best Picture||Short Film||Out Of Order||Produced by
Troy Crossfield, Sheronna Osbourne, Tazia Harris, Chris Morsby, Tisha Reid, & Adeela Carter
|Best Picture||Short Film||The Blue Lady||Produced by Tijuana Layne|
|Best Picture||Short Film||The Dark Room||Produced by Brandon Christopher|