Hamilton black film festival

2022 Submissions

We will begin accepting film submissions on July 7th 2021.

Hamilton Black Film Festival is an annual event that will showcase Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour films from Hamilton and across the globe giving the opportunity to Canadian audiences to experience the works of this explosion of talent. The city of Hamilton is the ideal city to host HBFF because it is known to nurture, embrace, and celebrate different cultures.

Thank you!

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed to the success of the 2021 Hamilton Black Film festival: Our volunteers, communities, sponsors, donors and patrons!

Hamilton Black Film Festival

2021 Awards

Best Feature Film

Memoirs of a Black Girl
dir. Thato Mwosa


In this coming-of-age film, Aisha Johnson, an astute and ambitious student, is one of the finalists for the coveted Conrad Scholarship. Aisha’s goal is to earn the top prize. But one day when Aisha tries to do the right thing, her life is turned upside down, which puts her future in jeopardy. Aisha must learn to navigate life at home, in school, and on the unforgiving streets of Roxbury.

Best Director

Tonya Pinkins
For her film “Red Pill”

Tonya Pinkins has won or been nominated for nearly every award there is in the American theater. She is a Fulbright Specialist. As a producer, writer and director she conceived “Truth and Reconciliation of Womyn; Narrative Stories and Songs for the Soul in ten minutes or less.” The women involved in this project span the globe in age, culture and ethnicity.

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