“This conference filled an important void. In an era of heightened visibility for Black artists of all disciplines, it’s especially important to create spaces for Black artists to be in community with each other” - Taja Cheek, Curator, MOMA PS1
New Negress Film Society’s Black Women’s Film Conference is a rare space, divorced from market-driven forces, where the films of Black women and non-binary filmmakers exist in conversation with each other, for each other.
The Black Women’s Film Conference convenes Black women and non-binary filmmakers worldwide to share work, discuss our craft, exchange filmmaking strategies, and build community. Throughout the conference, we explore the current landscape of cinema and the intersections of history, filmmaking, and political action through the lens of Black women and non-binary creators. This convening offers a vital space that amplifies the ideas and practices of Black women and non-binary artists, whose work centers historically marginalized voices and champions a progressive filmmaking ethos.
Following a sold-out conference with over 400 attendees at MoMA PS1 in 2019, we are thrilled to host our third conference this year at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York, on Saturday, October 1, 2022. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will include ten film screenings, a panel discussion with Black women film writers and critics, and a cocktail reception for guest filmmakers and attendees from noon to dusk. Weather permitting, after-dark screenings will take place at St. Nicholas Park (just a 15-minute walk from the Schomburg).
We are committed to hosting our event in a Black community and widening access through partnering with The Schomburg and Rooftop Films. Your contribution will go directly toward supporting attendee access, conference participants, guest filmmakers and their work.
Thank you for your contribution and investment.
New Negress Film Society