The 2019 Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest is proud to return for its second year. This year’s festival will feature over 50 films including narratives, documentaries, music videos, web series, experimental films, and more! The BFS Film Fest takes place over three days (Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st) at the SNF Parkway Theatre at Charles Street and North Avenue.
The BFS Film Fest centers Black Femme filmmakers and re-envisions the Black Femme as a global protagonist, empowering their stories through film. In addition to screening films that face systemic barriers of sexism, racism, and classism, BFS Film Fest strives to foster an intentional community of filmmakers and film-lovers alike.
The theme of the festival this year is Access. Festival programs will elaborate on subjects such as Access to Power, Access to Guidance, and Access to Love. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature a shorts program dedicated to Baltimore-made films, including B. Monet’s documentary Ballet After Dark and Antonio Hernadez’s documentary Indelible: Abdu Ali.
Friday’s Opening Night will feature Numa Perrier’s acclaimed film Jezebel.
Saturday’s programs include Mariama Diallo’s horror-comedy Hair Wolf and Iyabo Boyd’s surreal and introspective Me Time, as well as a Pitch Competition for up-and-coming filmmakers.
Sunday’s programs include Tchaiko Omawale’s coming-of-age feature Solace and Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel’s Happy Birthday Marsha, a documentary about the iconic transgender artist and activist Marsha Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City.