February – June 2024 Film Festivals

Updated February 27

Check out this list of film screenings and festivals you might consider patronizing.

Midwest Film Fest (Chicago): A year-round festival fest that celebrates and supports the Midwest filmmaking community. midwestfilm.com

Masc: trans men, Butch Dykes and Gender Nonconforming heroes in cinema

January 19- February 25 https://bampfa.org/program Masc spotlights a rich tapestry of stories of the courageous lives of trans men, butch lesbians, gender outlaws, and gender nonconforming rebels. 

Honolulu African American Film Festival: February 1-25 honolulumuseum.org

LA Black Film Fest: February 4 – 10 LaFilmFestivals.com

The Pan African Film & Arts Festival: February 6-19 paff.org

Santa Barbara International Film Fest: February 7 – 17 sbiff.org

Black History Film Festival: (DC) February 9-10 blackhistoryfilmfestival.com

Out On Film (ATL’s LGBTQ Film Fest) Present: Black Power Showcase Feb 11 outonfilm.org/upcomingevents/black-power-showcase

The Oklahoma Black Film Festival: (Oklahoma City) February 16-18 OKBFF (google.com)

“A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde” (Pittsburgh) February 18 https://carnegieart.org/event/ltany-for-survival-the-life-and-work-of-audre-lorde/ featuring legendary Black feminist filmmakers Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson followed by a keynote by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

The Social Justice Now Film Festival: (Los Angeles) February 22-24 socialjusticenowfilmfestival.org

Black History Film Festival: (Atlanta) February 23-24 blackhistoryfilmfestival.com

 The Uncaged Film Festival: (DC) Feb 24 capitalpride.org

The Rainbow History Project: (DC) Screening of the documentary: Fierceness Served! February 25 rainbowhistory.org

Athena Film Fest: (New York City) February 29-March 3, athenafilmfestival.com

The Film Collective Short Film Fest (Bensalem, PA) March 1-4 ifapfilmcollective.com

BIPOC Pop Animation Fest (Austin) March 7-9 bipocpop.org

Chicago European Union Film Festival: March 8 -16 siskelfilmcenter.org/ceuff

SXSW 2024 Film & TV Festival: (Austin TX) March 8 -16 oneclick.bio/sxsw

San Diego Latino Film Festival: March 14-24 sdlatinofilm.com

Chicago Humanities Present – Shirley: Preview Screening and Conversation (Chicago): March 18, 2024

It’s Chicago Humanities movie night at the historic Davis Theater with a special preview screening of the Netflix drama film Shirley, followed by a conversation with the film’s rising star Christina Jackson. chicagohumanities.org

Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (New York): March 20-24 wifftv.org

African American Women in Cinema (New York): March 21-23 aawic.org

OutFest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival: March 22-30 outfest.org

Montecito Student Film Festival (Montecito, CA): March 23 montecitosff.com

Atlanta Docufest: March 23 -24 docufest.com

48th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival: April 3-13 clevelandfilm.org

Onion City Experimental Film Fest (Chicago): April 4-14 Onioncityfilmfest.org

International Horror & SciFi Film Festival: (Pheonix) April 4-14 horrorscifi.com

Phoenix Film Festival: April 4-14 phoenixfilmfestival.com

Miami Film Fest: April 5-14 Miamifilmfestival.com

Everett Film Fest (Everett, Washington) April 6 : everettfilmfest.org

Fusion Film Festival (New York): April 10-13 wp.nyu.edu/tischschoolofthearts-fusionfilmfestival/

Women+Film Festival (Denver): April 11-14 denverfilm.org

Chicago Latino Film Festival: April 11-22 chicagolatinofilmfestival.org

Jacksonville Film Fest: April 12-24 Jacksonvillefilmfestival.com

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Miami Edition: April 18 – 28 outshinefilm.com

Queens Underground Black and Brown Film Festivals: April 19-20 queensundergroundfilmfestival.com

Seattle Black Film Festival: April 25-28 langstonseattle.org

Atlanta Film Festival: April 25-May 5: atlantafilmfestival.com

San Francisco Film Festival: April 25-May 5 sffilm.org

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: May 1-11 vcmedia.org

Seattle International Film Festival: May 9-19 siff.net

Dayton Black Womens Film Festival: May 16 daytonbwff.org

Harlem International Film Festival: May 16-19 harlemfilmfestival.org

North Carolina Black Film Festival: (Wilmington) May 16-19 blackartsalliance.org

New Media Film Festival: (Los Angeles) June 5-6 NewMediaFilmFestival.com

Portland Horror Film Fest (Portland, OR): June 5-9 portlandhorrorfilmfest.com

Tribeca Film Fest (New York): June 5-16 tribecafilm.com

American Black Film Festival (Miami Beach): June 12-16 abff.com

Charlotte Black Film Festival: June 13-16 charlotteblackfilmfestival.com

Queer Women of Color Film Festival (San Francisco): June 14-16 qwocmap.org

Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival: June 14-22 outfilmct.org

Frameline International LGBTQ+Film Fest: June 14-24 frameline.org

The African Film Festival: (Dallas) June 20-23 theafricanfilmfestival.org

Dances with Films Fest: (Los Angeles): June 20-30 danceswithfilms.com

Etheria Film Night (Los Angeles): June 28-30 etheriafilmnight.com