Did you miss the 2021 Black Film Festival of New Orleans or Want to Relive the Experience? Check Out the in-person Event Photos, the 2021 Festival Schedule, and the List of Shorts, Documents, and Other Featured Film Screenings. Explore the Full List of Bffno Award Winners and Nominees Online.

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  • Festival Kickoff
    Festival Kickoff FRI - 03/26 3:00 - 9:00PM

    Event: 2021 Bffno Black Carpet Kickoff/new Orleans Filmmakers Night
    Location: Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, La 70117 (Located Inside the Healing Center)
    Films: Everything That Shines is Not Gold, a Frantic Love, the Trilateral Effect, Renaissance, Seeing Sounds, the Truth, a Dream for Sale, All the Smoke, Looking at the Edges, Think About It

  • The Diaspora Filmmakers Night
    The Diaspora Filmmakers Night SAT - 03/27 5:00 - 11:00PM

    Location: The Broad Theater, 636 N Broad St, New Orleans, La 70119
    Films: Low Key, Couch Coins, I’m Sorry, Shank’s Rain, White Tears, Maternally Yours

  • Virtual Awards Show SAT - 04/03 2:00 - 5:00PM

    Virtual Awards Show With Live Performances Streamed via Bffnotv on Youtube and Black Film Festival of New Orleans on Facebook

  • Virtual Film Screenings March 28 - April 4

    Watch and Get Tickets at Https://bffno2021.bingewave.com/f/black-film-festival-of-new-orleans. Sunday, March 28 only | All films will be on demand until April 4th.

    Sunday Virtual Film Screening
    - 10 a.m. – noon: Balloon Man (1:37:37)
    - Noon – 1 p.m.: Genesis (5:00), From Me to You (5:26), Renaissance (4:19), Keep Your Flowers (3:47), Couch Coins (5:39), Think About It (7:53), Seeing Sounds (3:27)
    - Noon – 2 p.m.: A Place Called Desire (1:32:10)
    - 2 – 4 p.m.: Solomon (1:31:23)
    - 1 – 3:30 p.m.: A Dream for Sale (6:51), Rejoice Resist (5:13), All The Smoke (7:32), Round Table (18:00), Such An Honor (9:11), Silent Partner (10:00), White Tears (23:24) 1-3:30pm
    - 3:30 – 6 p.m.: I’m Sorry (14:19), Lessons Lived (17:06), Illegal Rose(14:06), Blaming Cairo (15:02), I Hate This FKN Job (17:30), Barley (13:21), Broke Is The Reason (8:18)
    - 5 – 7 p.m.: Low Key (1:37:17)
    - 6 – 8 p.m.: Puppy Love (17:53), January 14th(14:43), Everything That Glitters (18:24), Light In Dark Places (10:55), Pepper Soup (10:31), Shanks Rain (9:21)
    - 7 – 9 p.m.: Pink Opaque (1:31:08)
    - 9 – 11 p.m.: Fierce Funny & Fly (1:16:20)



This year’s festival poster reminds us of our work and how far we’ve come. Depicted is one of the festival’s fondest actor friends and supporters, Jasmine Johnson, who was captured pre-pandemic January 2020 in character during the production of BFFNO’s original film “Tucker’s War.” Symbolically, as we recall how COVID has stretched us all thin, her contortion shapes her into the letter C while also evoking images of the Sankofa bird, which in African Diaspora represents reflection on the past. Our subject is both reflecting on the past while moving forward into the future in this original Ayo Scott piece entitled “Circle Back”

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2021 FILM Discussion Series

Join us for in-person, post-event discussions on our film screenings. Get ready for some great movies and entertainment this week. When finished with the films, stick around as we present our #NolaNoir dialogue series. We’ve recruited some brilliant folks in the entertainment industry to engage us and our visiting filmmakers in dialogue about the films.