The Black Film Festival of New Orleans kicks things off for the city, returning for its fifth year with a fantastic lineup of in person and virtual film screenings, live music and more for free! We will be featuring over 50 film screenings, poetry, comedy, daily live music performances by some of New Orleans’ best bands and musicians, filmmaker workshops and plenty more. View more photos on our Instagram & Facebook pages.

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  • Festival Kickoff
    Festival Kickoff SUN - 03/17 7:00PM

    We’ll play some BFFNO original movies over at the Andre Cailloux Center. Freshwater by Dream Hampton

  • Opening Night
    Opening Night MON - 03/13 6:00PM

    Broadside Theater 600 N. Broad St. Big Chief Black Hawtk Featuring the Vegas Cola Band

  • Community Showcase
    Community Showcase WED - 03/15 6:00PM

    Cafe Istanbul 2372 St. Claude (in the Healing Center) The Ranch Presents: Community Showcase Featuring Comedy All stars hosted by Geneva Joy

  • Pass it on "Open Mic"
    Pass it on "Open Mic" THUR - 03/16 6:00PM

    Andre Cailloux Center 2541 Bayou Road Pass It On Open Mic The Capitalist Work in Progress screening Featuring Yusa

    BFFNO FESTIVAL DAY 1 FRI - 03/17 5:00PM

    Andre Cailloux Center 2541 Bayou Road Festival Weekend Opening Featuring the Max Moran Trio

  • BFFNO Festival DAY 2
    BFFNO Festival DAY 2 SAT - 03/18 2:00PM

    Andre Caltoux Center 2541 Bayou Rd Festival Weekend Continued Featuring Water Seed

  • New Orleans Day
    New Orleans Day SUN - 03/19 11:00AM

    Andre Cailloux Center 2541 Bayou Rd Featuring the Jason Neville Band

  • BFFNO 2023 Awards
    BFFNO 2023 Awards SUN - 03/19 6:00PM

    Brought to you by Sam Blakk Productions Hosted by Mark Caesar Featuring The Glaspy Experience

  • Virtual Festival
    Virtual Festival March 20 - 26

    Virtual Festival Visit BFFNO.com for details

  • Filmmaker Workshops
    Filmmaker Workshops March 20th, 22nd & 23rd

    Andre Cailloux Center 2541 Bayou Road Festival Weekend Opening Featuring the Max Moran Trio


We’re excited to present some of the projects developed by this inaugural class, identified for their talents & passion for filmmaking.

NEW Nola noir

2023 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.