Black LGBT Film Festival
In 2003 Oakland Int'l Black LGBT Film Festival founders Debra A. Wilson and Joe Hawkins decided to do what many thought was impossible – create a film festival dedicated to showcasing films about the lives of lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender people of African descent.
The festival started as a two-day event screening only four feature films and a few shorts at the Parkway Theater. By the third year the festival expanded to a four-day event screening nearly twenty films to sold out audiences
The festival’s mission is to recognize emerging and established black lgbt writers, directors and producers in a culturally enriched environment that supports filmmakers to tell our story. Our goal is to continue to be apart of the bay area filming community and showcase local talent whenever possible while bringing international and popular films to our audience, and broaden our visibility in Hollywood.
For more information, visit http://www.blacklgbtfilmfest.com/about.php