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Smithsonian African American Film Festival

October 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Join us October 24-27 in Washington, DC to celebrate the first ever Smithsonian African American Film Festival!

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s celebration of African American culture through the medium of film.

The festival is a multi-day cinematic experience celebrating African American visual culture and film. Experience historic films alongside contemporary works by some of the brightest emerging and veteran filmmakers including Barry Jenkins, Julie Dash, Adepero Oduye, Haile Gerima, Cauleen Smith, Kevin Jerome Everson, Bobitto Garcia, Bradford Young and more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with filmmakers and talent of our more than 50 films. Events include Screenings of some the most iconic African American films from history and today, Talkbacks with filmmakers and actors, Masterclasses with industry experts, Exchanges with the opportunity to share ideas about film production and the archive of the moving image.

Tickets are required for screenings and there are several different ticket packages and dates they will be available for purchase. For more information

Events are held at three different locations so refer to the site for location based on tickets purchased!


October 24, 2018
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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