Black Femme Supremacy Film Festis creating a film festival
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The knowledge that you are actively supporting black femmes in film and early access to ARCHIVE our podcast where we share the tricks of planning and running a film festival or making films as a black femme with you.
The knowledge that you are actively supporting black femmes in film, access to our podcast ARCHIVE and two VIP Day Passes to the 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival.
The first festival was small but mighty. It took place at Waller Gallery in Baltimore Maryland as programming for my first solo art show, Drapetomania: The Strong Urge to Escape, click here to read more about the show. I wanted to share the platform and space my art show gave me with other black femme filmmakers. I also wanted to disrupt the culture of claiming pride in local film culture while excluding actual black local filmmakers that Maryland Film Festival thrived in. Thus, the Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival was born. Read more about the origin story in our write up at Paste Magazine.
The content we screened was diverse in genre as well as aesthetic. Rising stars like Brittany B. Monet Fennell, Alli Logout and Angel Kristi Williams screened their shorts. We also premiered work from filmmakers who thought they'd never get the chance to screen. And we intend on continuing to bring great content from black femme filmmakers straight to the people without the hassle of jumping through the hoops of larger more mainstream festivals.
In order to do this, we need money. Despite the infamously strong buying power of the black femme, people aren't always willing to pay for what we produce. Traditionally film festivals made most of their money by charging filmmakers to screen. This speaks to why film festivals look how they do now, you essentially have to pay to play. We don't want to continue that same trend with this film festival. We want to charge filmmakers an affordable submission fee and also pay for selected films to screen. We even want to pay jury prize winners. In order to reach these goals we need your support. Please consider becoming a Patron of the Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival today.
Securing a location for the two day festival. We are looking to hosting our event in a black owned, Baltimore based venue.