Join Us: March 31 - April 10

Mark your calendar for the Black Film Festival of New Orleans.

Each year, we host some of the best in local Black cinema, spoken word, music and more! Best part, our experience is 100% free! The festival takes place in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana.

BFFNO 2022 will be a little different. We’re offering a mix of in-person and online events.  

The festival is FREE. Sign up to our email list to receive free tickets  and for important festival updates all year. 

2022 BFFNO Event Poster

In-Person Venues

March 31 - April 3 and April 10

Cafe Istanbul

2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117 (located inside the Healing Center)

The Broad Theater

636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119


April 4 - 11


Watch online and RSVP for tickets: 

Tickets are free, but registration is required. 

How to Watch Virtually

  1. Click the “Virtual Festival” tab on our website or visit
  2. Use that page’s search feature or scroll through the page until you find the films/blocks you want to watch.
  3. Click the “Get Tickets” button. (You can also click the “Read the Full Synopsis” button to learn more about each film.) Follow the prompts to create a free account. You’ll be able to log into your account and add new films March 28 – April 4. Films can be watched during/anytime after the initial screening. All virtual screenings will be available on demand through April 4.
  4. Repeat the third step as much as needed!
  5. Watch and enjoy! 

Opening Night

Visit New Orleans

let the good times roll

Embrace our community and culture. New Orleans is known for the fun, the parties and the events, and the Black Film Festival of New Orleans is just one of many things to do here. Watch the Saints at the Superdome, swing by the French Quarter for the Mardi Gras parade or tune into a Jazz Fest concert! Visit: