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This list is constantly updated. Note: this is primarily US-based, but worldwide entries will be added as they come. If you have any global recommendations for us to consider and include, please contact [email protected].

Last update: 6/17/2022


Black Girl Film School


About: Founded by Jayda Imanlihen in 2016, Black Girl Film School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation that offers quality face-to-face and online film production programs for females interested in pursuing a career path in TV and film. The goal of its 2020 program development is to introduce learners to non-acting career paths (above the line and below the line) and the skills it takes to work in these roles.

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Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center was founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly to remove the veil of invisibility that shrouds African Americans and other diverse groups from the main stage, and to spotlight diversity and the stellar contributions of Black film and television artists who brought dignity and professionalism to even the most menial of roles. The BHERC strives to highlight the important roles that Blacks have played, and continue to play, in film and television. To that end, the BHERC annually celebrates and promotes Black history and culture through a series of annual film festivals.

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Black N’ Animated


An animation podcast to educate, inform and inspire black artists pursuing careers in animation. Hosted by Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton.

Black Women Film Network

(Atlanta, Georgia – US)

About: Founded in 1997 by Sheryl Riley Gripper, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to prepare Black women to enter the film and television industries. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of these women through film and educational programs that empower and inform. A 501(c)3 nonprofit, BWFN provides student scholarships, hosts screenings and workshops, and honors individuals who have excelled in this difficult industry.

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Film Family

(Atlanta, GA – US)

About: Incorporated in Oct. 2019, Film Family is an Atlanta-based organization that connects people of color (POC) with the support, recognition, mentorship and community they need to be successful in the television and film industry. Open to new and experienced POC's in any area of filmmaking, membership is comprised of actors, writers, directors, production assistants, assistant directors, gaffers, grips, editors, animators, directors of photography, producers, makeup artists, script supervisors and more.

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(Online, founded in the UK)

About: GUAP is the world’s first video magazine, co-founded by Ibrahim Kamara in 2015. The aim of GUAP is to document & nurture emerging talent within music, fashion, the arts & business, both locally & globally. As well as producing an online & quarterly print magazine, they produce a range of video content, curate live educational events, and produce content for major brands/institutions including Nike, ICA, Southbank & more. Shadowing opportunities are also provided to interested emerging creators.

Harlem Film House

(New York City, New York – US)

About: Harlem Film House is a 501(c) 3) non-profit founded by CR (Chief Rocka) Capers. The org produces film & music festivals on top of operating year-round workshops, theatre productions, and live events, while also offering business consulting to filmmakers and content creators in underserved communities around the world. The Harlem Film House creates a economic ecosystem by providing filmmakers services and resources to ensure longevity in careers in film, theatre and related entrepreneurial pursuits.

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Made In Her Image

(Phoenix, Arizona & Los Angeles, California – US)

About: Founded in 2018 by Malakai, Made In Her Image is a non-profit that empowers young girls, non-binary youth, and women of color in STEM, film, and media, Officially launched in 2018 in Phoenix and Los Angeles, Made In Her Image has already collaborated with the likes of giants such as Disney, Final Draft, Universal, the Sundance Institute, Panavision, Light Iron, and LEE Filters.

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MAMA Youth Project

(London – UK)

About: MAMA Youth, founded by Bob Clarke, has spent the last ten years training young people from under-represented backgrounds to succeed in the media industry. So far 520 young people have completed our training since becoming a registered charity in 2007.The MAMA Youth Project recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented groups or with limited educational or employment opportunities. 100% of trainees work in media 6 months after training completion, and 96% have sustained employment a year after training completion.

Nyar K'Odero Group (NKG) & Coretta Productions

About: An impact media and strategy group; creating, researching and consulting on a variety of corporate, political, and social issues. NKG was formed to challenge a seemingly serene “woke” narrative and upend the status quo by attempting to reveal the crucial nuances within these narratives that are all too convenient to ignore. Their mission is lead by Decoloniality : to decolonise institutional spaces by increasing cultural literacy.

Coretta Productions is their in-house production unit. Through its work and collaborations with artists, cinematographers, sound engineers, designers, and editors; it realises the visions of the NKG team as well as those projects that NKG supports and helps to create.

Shades of Noir


About: In 2009 Shades of Noir (SoN) was created by Aisha Richards. SoN is an independent program that supports: Curriculum design, Pedagogies of social justice through representation, Cultural currency, and Accessible knowledge. Additionally, it has created physical safe spaces that offer opportunities to have critical and interdisciplinary discussions that confront some of the items that we see and do that can sometimes be challenging. This is a program that creates opportunities for marginalised groups and their need for safe spaces to articulate self-determination and liberate the struggles from oppressive structures both in education and society.

Simply Robotix


About: Animator Monique Henry-Hudson's platform provides talent consultation, animation development consultation, and services to recommend talent ready for hire. The site also features a podcast for underrepped animators and a spotlight section for animations by underrepped creators.

Sisters in Cinema

(Chicago, Illinois – US)

About: Sisters in Cinema was founded by Yvonne Welbon in 1997 as an online resource for and about African American women media makers. Today, it is a Chicago-based 501(c)3 nonprofit with an inclusive mission to entertain, educate, develop, and celebrate future generations of Black women storytellers and their audiences.

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Special Mention:

Ghetto Film School

(New York City, New York & Los Angeles, California – US ; London – UK)

About: Ghetto Film School (GFS) is an award-winning nonprofit founded by Joe Hall in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. With locations in New York City, Los Angeles and London, GFS is the most elite and inclusive film academy in the world, equipping students for top universities and careers in the creative industries through two tracks: an introductory education program for high school students and early-career support for alumni and young professionals. GFS annually serves over 6,000 individuals, 14-34 years of age.

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(Online & Los Angeles, California – US)

About: ARRAY is an independent film distribution and resource collective that produces, distributes, exhibits, and amplifies images by Black artists, people of color, and women of all kinds—founded by Ava DuVernay in 2010.

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Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes

(Cannes, France)

About: Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes is the only diversity initiative of its kind held during the Festival de Cannes. Since it was founded in 2010 by US Event Producer and Entertainment Publicist Yolonda Brinkley, the initiative has held impactful film showcases, informational panels, and networking events that make a statement that diverse stories are powerful and in high demand.

Black Film Center/Archive

(Bloomington, Indiana – US)

About: The Black Film Center/Archive was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about Black people. Terri Francis, Ph.D. is the current director of BFC/A.

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About: BlackOakTV is a production company that regularly releases web series and films made by Black creators, centering on Black perspectives. New episodes are released every Friday at 12PM.

Black Public Media

(Online ; New York City, New York – US)

About: Founded in 1979 as the National Black Programming Consortium, Black Public Media (BPM) began because there was a need to encourage the development of films and television programs about the Black experience that involved creative risks and addressed the needs of unserved and underserved audiences. Today, after nearly 40 years of historic work, BPM continues to leverage its expertise by investing in innovative content creators, and bringing dynamic programs about the Black experience that provoke, educate, and entertain on and off the screen.

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Black Radical Imagination

(Touring, Multiple Cities – US, Canada, Switzerland)

About: Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision about post-modern society through the state of current Black culture. Black Radical Imagination focuses on the aesthetics of Afro-futurism, Afro-surrealism, and the magnificent through the context of cinema.

It is curated by co-founders Erin Christovale and Amir George since 2013.

Black Women Directors


About: Founded by Danielle A. Scruggs in 2015, Black Women Directors is a website dedicated to highlighting the work of women and nonbinary filmmakers from the African Diaspora. It’s an ongoing project designed to shine a light on the contributions of Black women and nonbinary folks to the film canon.

Bounce Cinema

(London – UK)

About: Bounce is a pop-up cinema showcasing the very best films and independent talent, founded by Mathieu Ajan , a BFI Network Talent Executive. Filmmakers can submit their films to be considered for future screenings, and anyone in the global Black film community can apply to be considered for a mentorship program.

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Firelight Media

(New York City, New York – US)

About: Firelight Media is a non-profit filmmaking company founded in 1998 by filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Marcia Smith, located in New York City. Firelight produces documentary films by and about communities of color and supports filmmakers through mentorship and funding programs.

House of Pentacles

(Durham, North Carolina – US)

About: House of Pentacles (HOP) is a Film Training Program and Production House founded by Joie Lou Shakur, designed to launch Black trans youth (ages 18-35) into the film industry and tell stories woven at the intersection of being Black and Trans.

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ImageNation Cinema Foundation

(New York City, New York – US)

About: ImageNation Cinema Foundation is an innovative Harlem-based non-profit created to develop cinemas and audiences for independent films and music, that depict the global Black experience. ImageNation's goal is to empower Black communities by presenting a variety of public programs that foster media equity, media literacy, solidarity, cross-cultural exchange and highlight the humanity of Pan-African people worldwide. Led by Moikgantsi Kgama (Founder & Executive Director) and her husband Gregory Gates (Executive Producer), ImageNation has hosted film screenings, live music performances and other cultural events for more than 100,000 people worldwide since its inception in New York City in 1997.



About: Founded by DeShuna Spencer in 2015, kweliTV is an interactive on-demand and live streaming video network that offers Black and African diaspora content. Ranging from educational content to independent films, television, web series, and more, kweliTV has made Black and African diaspora content accessible at the click of a button.

Black Film Archive


About: Maya S. Cade is the creator and curator of Black Film Archive. Originally a Twitter thread where Maya shared a list of Black films avaialble to stream online, the Black Film Archive is a living register of Black films from 1915 to 1979 that are currently available to stream. An essential source for discovery and engagement with Black cinema, the Black Film Archive contains curated guides to help users navigate the variety of cinematic history available.

New Negress Film Society

(Touring, Multiple Cities – US)

About: The New Negress Film Society is a core collective of Black women filmmakers whose priority is to create community and spaces for support, exhibition, and consciousness-raising. The group was formed by Chanelle Aponte Pearson, Nuotama Bodomo, Dyani Douze, Ja'Tovia Gary, Stefani Saintonge and Yvonne Michelle Shirley in 2013.

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No Evil Eye Cinema

(Columbus, Ohio & New York City, New York – US)

About: Frustrated by the lack of multicultural, leftist film spaces in Central Ohio, local political organizers and ‘zinesters Rooney Elmi and Ingrid Raphael decided to co-create NO EVIL EYE, a radical micro-cinema that aims to redefine the creative and social parameters of non-metropolitan film scenes. By curating an eclectic mix of films from up-and-coming and emerging filmmakers with a mission to represent their respective audiences and build a healthy counterculture.

Saint Heron


About: A multidisciplinary institution reverencing the spiritual act of creation, through its preservation and collection of vital works in art and design.

Third Horizon

(Florida – US)

About: Third Horizon is an award-winning creative collective dedicated to developing, producing, exhibiting and distributing film and other art forms that give voice to stories of the Caribbean, its diaspora and other marginalized and underrepresented spaces in the Global South. Third Horizon was founded by Jason Jeffers, Robert Sawyer and Keisha Rae Witherspoon.

The Underground Museum

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: An exhibition space by artists for artists in Los Angeles, the Underground Museum was cofounded in 2012 by Noah and Karon Davis. Every summer, the museum hosts an outdoor cinema series in their garden.

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(including the Black women-led compilation by @womensweekendfilmchallenge)

African Diaspora Film Festival

(New York City, New York – US)

About: The ADIFF was created in November 1993 by the husband and wife team of Reinaldo Barroso-Spech & Diarah N’Daw-Spech on the belief that education is power. ADIFF’s mission is to present films to diverse audiences, redesign the Black cinema experience, and strengthen the role of African and African descent directors in contemporary world cinema. ADIFF features the work of emerging and established filmmakers of color.

African Film Festival

(New York, NY – US)

About: African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.

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American Black Film Festival

(Miami, Florida & Los Angeles, California – US)

About: ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to strengthen the Black entertainment community by fostering resource sharing, education and artistic collaboration. After 23 years, the festival has become a cornerstone of diversity in Hollywood, providing a platform for emerging Black artists, many of whom have become today’s most successful actors, producers, writers, directors and stand-up comedians, including Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Issa Rae (Insecure), and more.

BlackStar Film Festival

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – US)

About: The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from around the world.

Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest

(Baltimore, Maryland – US)

About: Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest brings the spectrums of Black [African’s and descendants of Africans] and femininity [trans, cis, nonbinary folks] together with a film festival, empowering others and working alongside leaders and activators. The festival is intentionally for Black femmes—meaning, including, and especially celebrating the Black queer, gender non-conforming, and trans community of filmmakers of all ethnicities and nationalities.

Black Urban Film Festival


About: The leading film festival for all diversity on screen in the U.K.

Black Web Fest

(New York City, New York – US)

About: The Black Web Fest is an international event series that celebrates Black media makers and digital content. Our core themes are media, discovery, education, and technology. Our premiere event is Black Web Fest which features film screenings, a wine tasting, a series of educational panels, and workshops. We showcase films from emerging Black media makers from across the globe. We also have panels that feature industry experts and celebrities. The Black Web Fest was founded by Victoria Coker.

Black Women in Comedy Film Festival

(New York City, New York – US)

About: Taking place over a her-larious 4-day weekend in the fall in Brooklyn, NY, this festival showcases some the best, brightest, and funniest Black women, those who identify as women, and those from the LGBTQ community with an emphasis on all facets of comedy including stand-up, sketch, and improv. The goal is to create the opportunity to be seen and expose bigger audiences to [their] talents while creating a community and safe space for Black women to shine.

Bronzelens Film Festival

(Atlanta, Georgia – US)

About: The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization, founded in 2009 by William Pate. The festival that is dedicated to bringing attention to Atlanta as a center for film for people of color. The festival also features informative panels, and enlightening Master Classes led by top names in film, direction, and production.

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Columbus Black International Film Festival

(Columbus, Ohio)

About: The primary objective of the Columbus Black International Film Festival is to showcase Black filmmakers locally, nationally, and internationally while highlighting a spectrum of stories told by people of the African diaspora. This festival will also provide an advantage for filmmakers and the community to learn about the film industry through educational workshops and panel discussions, a safe space to showcase film, and an opportunity to network with the filmmakers in the city.

Hip Hop Film Festival

(New York City, New York – US)

About: Four years ago, the Hip Hop Film Festival was founded by CR (Chief Rocka) Capers. The NYC-based festival is deeply invested in cultivating the next generation of talent, with goals to offer first look deals and acquisition meetings with major networks and production studios across several categories. Every year, the festival hosts over 200 filmmakers from every continent and 3,000 film enthusiasts from all over the world, with major sponsors like BET Netowrks, Netflix, and Final Draft.

Hollywood Black Film Festival

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: HBFF was founded in 1998 by its executive director, Tanya Kersey, with a mission focused on cultivating and exhibiting the vision of independent filmmakers by bringing their films to the attention of the industry through a public exhibition and competition program. To date, the festival has screened over 1,000 films from the U.S., Canada and 25 countries around the world.The festival’s adjunct Infotainment Conference features 20+ panels and workshops and 100+ speakers, and covers a broad range of entertainment industry topics.

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival

(Brooklyn, NY – US)

About: A Brooklyn-based women's film festival that aims to celebrate and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. Imagine This' goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for women of color and the LGBTQ community, while encouraging professional development, and serving as a resource information network.

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Pan African Film + Arts Festival

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art, and creative expression. Since 1992, every year PAFF-LA showcases over 150 quality new films and over 100 fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent.

Reel Sisters Film Fest

(New York City, New York – US)

About: Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is the first Academy Award-Qualifying Festival for short narratives devoted to showcasing films produced, directed and written by women of color.

RSF Martha's Vineyard African American Festival

(Vineyard Havens, Massachusetts – US)

About: Stephanie and Floyd Rance of Run & Shoot Filmworks founded this annual festival in 2002. Now, the film festival is now Academy accredited, with screenings that have promoted some of the most outstanding Feature, Documentary and Short films produced by and starring Black people from across the world.

San Antonio Black International Film Festival

(San Antonio, Texas – US)

About: The San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF) was founded by Ada Babino with the mission to support and advocate for quality Black films and Filmmakers, and expose audiences in San Antonio and beyond, to multi-dimensional filmworks and diverse narratives from the global Diaspora.

San Franciso Black Film Festival

(San Francisco, CA – US)

About: San Francisco Black Film Festival's mission is to celebrate African American cinema and the African cultural Diaspora and to showcase a diverse collection of films – from emerging and established filmmakers. This is accomplished by presenting Black films, which reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, and providing film artists from the bay area in particular and around the world in general, a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed. SFBFF believes film can lead to a better understanding of and communication between, peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

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Seattle Black Film Festival

(Seattle, Washington – US)

About: The annual Seattle Black Film Festival (formerly the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival) showcases provocative films and works about the Black experience from independent filmmakers. For 17 years, the festival has been bringing stories and experiences by and about Black people to the big screen in the heart of Seattle's historically Black neighborhood. Housed at the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, the festival features film screenings, hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and in-depth chats with filmmakers, industry professionals, and local community leaders.

Urbanworld Film Fest

(New York City, New York – US)

About: The Urbanworld Film Festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is one of the largest internationally competitive festivals of its kind. Each year, the festival curates a slate of films representing the broadest lens of diversity across stories, characters, themes, and cultures. The festival fights tirelessly to expand the definition of “urban” beyond ethnicity to include sensibility, culture, and proximity.

Women of the Lens


About: The Women of the Lens Film Festival, founded and directed by Jennifer G. Robinson. The festival is devoted to highlighting work by Black women and women of color in the United Kingdom.



About: Afripedia is a platform that aims to change the narrative within the global creative community by highlighting talent of African descent. A curated database where African creatives worldwide can connect with each other and clients. Creating collaborations, opportunities, and relatable role models to inspire the next generation of creatives.


About: ARRAY CREW is an equal opportunity platform, with a mission to support professionals in the film and television industry from underrepresented populations. This includes, but is not limited to, women of all kinds and individuals of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and descend from the Pacific Islands.


About: #BidBlack is a non-profit platform on a mission to normalize the presence of Black filmmakers in creative roles in the advertising industry. We aim to be a complementary resource for all creative industries to source Black talent– placing an emphasis on creating more opportunities for Black creators to bid on commercial jobs by increasing awareness and access to Black directors, cinematographers, editors, colorists, and more.

Black in Film

About: A filmmaker database promoting the inclusion of Black artists behind the camera, founded by Chicago-based artists, Ramone Hulet and Kyra Jones.


About: CHANGE THE LENS is a pledge to ensure the representation of Black filmmakers within the commercial and music video film industry is reflective of the greater population.

The JTC List / Women of Color Unite

About: A Google doc of WOC who work in the film industry, [JTC] will give you updates on careers, achievements and plain and simple highlight badassery of WOC in Hollywood (and beyond).

The JTC List/Women of Color Unite was founded by Cheryl L. Bedford in 2016.

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Minorities in Film

About: Minorities in Film collective is organized by Brittany Franklin and Ian Grant. We know that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2017, we realized two things; that production spaces were not all accessible for people with varying disabilities, and major above the line workforces were homogenous in nature. We thought, by working together on passion projects we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently. From our first production workshop in Brooklyn to our new, and growing, online community we are dedicated to the advancement of our careers.

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About: Sporas community is a global creative platform, connecting individuals, companies and advertisers with our global community of creative artisans. We make it easy to search and connect with incredible creators from around the world.

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African American Women in Cinema

(Atlanta, Georgia & Florida – US)

About: Founded by Terra Renee, African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) has served as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women filmmakers for the past 20 years. AAWIC has provide a platform to showcase experienced and novice filmmakers, directors, producers, screenwriters, and/or actors. Their mission is to expand, explore, and create business opportunities for minority women filmmakers throughout the entertainment industry.

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Black Film Allegiance

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: Founded in 2018 by Elon Joi Washington and Tiffany Wesley, Black Film Allegiance is a nonprofit organization united by a commitment to create visibility for underrepresented creatives. This is a space that provides mentorship and networking opportunities, and promotes independent projects and talented creatives.

Black Film Space

(Online & New York City, New York – US)

About: Black Film Space is a non profit 501(c)3 organization committed to building a community of filmmakers from the African Diaspora through skill enhancing and networking events. [It is] a collective of directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, actors, and other media makers that want to develop genuine connections and grow with fellow Black creatives.

Black Film Space was co-founded in 2016 by Lande Yoosuf and Reggie Williams.

The Blackhouse

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: The Blackhouse Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by Brickson Diamond, Carol Ann Shine, and Ryan Tarpley to address their dismay and frustration at seeing so few Black people and people of color reflected in the attendance and on the slate of films selected for film festivals. The Blackhouse helps Black creative voices and executives gain a better foothold in the industry. [It showcases] the best-of-the-best in film and television and is committed to highlighting the power of Black writers, producers, directors, and executives.

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Black TV & Film Collective

(Predominantly New York City, New York, with members in other states as well – US)

About: The Black TV & Film Collective is a 501(c)3 that hosts classes, workshops, and events that are designed to aid in professional development, encourage relationship building, and/or provide production support. It was founded by Huriyyah Muhammad in 2014.

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Black Women Animate

(Los Angeles, California – US)

About: Founded in 2018 by visionary creative Taylor K. Shaw, leader in the world of conscious content, media, activism and empowering women—Black Women Animate is the first and only production company designed to improve the representation of Black women in animation. The members of Black Women Animate are committed to controlling their narratives and using their art to empower themselves and their community.

Brooklyn Liberation

(Brooklyn, New York – US)

About: BROOKLYN LIBERATION is a QTPOC grassroots collective that organizes in the name of Black trans liberation.

Brown Girls Doc Mafia

(Online & Across Multiple Cities – US)

About: BGDM was founded by Iyabo Boyd in the Fall of 2015, when a dozen Black female documentary professionals gathered for an impromptu drink after an industry event. Ever since, its mission has been to bolster the creative and professional success of women and nonbinary people of color working in the documentary industry, and to challenge the often marginalizing norms of the documentary field.

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Organization of Black Screenwriters


About: Established in 1988, the Organization of Black Screenwriters addresses the lack of Black writers in the entertainment industry. Through classes, writers’ groups, and cold table reads, it helps film and TV screenwriters create and present their work to the industry.

The Creative Collective NYC

(New York City, New York – US)

About: Imani Ellis founded The Creative Collective NYC in 2016 to serve as a community and creative agency dedicated to facilitating brave spaces for multicultural creatives. TheCCnyc is devoted to creatives of color in NYC who are looking to cultivate relationships that go beyond the business card. TheCCnyc's marquee event is CultureCon, an experimental day conference that brings together emerging and professional creatives. The collective also curates screenings, workshops, digital campaigns, and corporate trainings.

Creative Women Collective


About: CWC connects women. Online with themselves through podcasts, blogs and downloads. And offline with other women through events. Both online and offline activities motivate ambitious creative women to dream even bigger. As a result, women grow on both a personal and business level collectively.



About: Blackfilm publishes film, television, theater, and digital editorial, news, and entertainment content. Since 1999, it has also presented a film screening series showcasing the works of independent filmmakers of color.

Black Ballad

About: Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women. They elevate the voices of black British women through content, community and commerce.

Shadow and Act

About: Shadow and Act is a website dedicated to cinema, television, and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora. With daily news, interviews, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, and more, Shadow and Act promotes content created by and about people of African descent throughout the world.

Skin Deep Magazine

About: Skin Deep makes space for creatives of colour to work towards justice through cultural production. Through live events, an online platform and print magazine, they build capacity for artists and activists in London and globally to think beyond crisis and survival, and dream of just futures.

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TV Collective

About: The TV Collective is an online resource dedicated to promoting the creative and commercial value diversity adds to the British TV and film industries. Their community consists of an eclectic mix of maverick media professionals whose creativity has been informed by the richness of their diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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