Join Us: March 26 - April 4

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 2021 will be a little different. We’re offering a mix of in-person and online (events. Check out our COVID-19 safety procedures at

The festival is FREE. Sign up to be notified when ticket reservations begin and for important festival updates all year. 

Black Film Festival of New Orleans 2021 film poster showing the schedule of events and sponsors

In-Person Venues

March 26 - 27

Friday (March 26)

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

Saturday (March 27) 

The Broad Theater, 636 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119


March 28 - April 4


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! 

Festival Poster

Support us by purchasing copy of the 2021 Black Film Festival of New Orleans collector’s edition event poster!

Black Film Festival of New Orleans film poster collector's edition

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: