July – December 2024 Film Festival

Updated May 7

Check out this list of film screenings and festivals you might consider patronizing. Check back often for updates.

QUEER EXPRESSION Theater & Film Fest (Chicago) July 3July 28 openspacearts.org/queer-expression

The ESSENCE Film Festival (New Orleans) July 4-July 7 essencefilmfestival.com

Newark Black Film Festival July 10-July 14 newarkmuseumart.org/2024-newark-black-film-festival/

Big Teeth Small Shorts Film Fest (Chicago) July 12 bigteethsmallshorts.com

Black & Brown Femme Film Fest (Chicago) July 13 Black & Brown Femme Film Fest is an inclusive, submission free, rotating showcase, celebrating the diverse voices of filmmakers and performing artists identifying as black, brown, and femme. bbffilms.org

LA Shorts International Film Festival July 17-July 28 lashortsfest.com

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Fest August 2-August 10. The Run&Shoot Filmworks MVAAFF is a nine-day event that showcases the works of independent and established African-American filmmakers. mvaaff.com

The Hollywood International Diversity Film Festival August 10 diversityfilm.org

Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival September 19October 6 Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind, and prides itself on showcasing the best LGBTQ+ films each year. reelingfilmfest.org

Gary International Black Film Festival October 10-October 13 garyblackfilmfest.org

Black Alphabet Film Festival (Chicago) October 11-October 14. Black Alphabet Film Festival is Chicago’s premier film festival for the Black LGBTQ community. blackalphabet.org/film-festival

Portland Film Festival (Portland, OR) October 16-October 20 portlandfilm.org

Chicago International Film Festival October 16-October 27 chicagofilmfestival.com

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fall Edition (Fort Lauderdale & Miami) October 17 – 28, 2024 outshinefilm.com

Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago) November 8-November 21. The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival November 13-November 24 sftff.org