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.
Columbus is the heart of America and home to some of the most creative Black filmmakers in the country. This festival will showcase new and emerging talent as well as talent that has represented our city for years.
Are you good with people? Can you produce, photograph our red carpet and after parties? We also need volunteers to support with filmmaker, attendees and festival organizers. Your help and unique skills are more than welcome!
Columbus Black International Film Festival is a festival run by filmmakers and those who love film. If you love independent filmmaking and believe in the necessity of Black representation in film, please contact us at