Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta has been the premier destination for Urban Film Review’s Black History Film Festival. 

The annual event kicks off with an opening reception Friday, February 23rd.

ATLANTA – Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., commemorates Black History Month by inviting residents to view films featuring African American actors, producers, and directors, and filmmakers. The Opening Reception, which kicks off the 2024 Black History Film Festival, will be held Friday, February 23, 2024, in downtown Atlanta.

In collaboration with Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr., BHFF hosts film and essay competitions open to all high-school students who live in Fulton County, GA.

Winners of the 2023 Write 2 Rise Scholarship Competition and the 2024 Black History Film Festival Student Film and Essay Competitions will also be announced during the Opening Reception.

Registered attendees will enjoy a reception and view film screenings from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Government Center’s Assembly Hall located at 141 Pryor Street SW.

The following films will be screened:

  • Return to Your Corner
  • Fight For Black Lives
  • Now and Forever
  • Legacy of Lee Flowers
  • Black History Man
  • Inception: Jayne Kennedy Story
  • Mabel
  • Healer: The Dr. Joycelyn Elders Story

The 2024 Black History Film Festival continues Saturday, February 24th with more films at various locations throughout Fulton County. 

The following films will screen from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the South Annex:

  • A Race in The Sun
  • The Lincoln School
  • His Truth is Marching On
  • Educators to Africa
  • Black Girl in The Ring
  • Black Uniform
  • Storming Caesars Palace Return to Your Corner

To RSVP for showings at the South Annex, all guests must visit

Additional films will screen from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the following Fulton County Libraries:

Adams Park Library

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Alpharetta Branch Library

  • The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • Spiderman Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

College Park Library

  • The Little Mermaid (2023)
  • Woman King

Hapeville Branch Library

  • East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story
  • The Woman King

Kirkwood Branch Library

  • East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story
  • Southern Rites

Mechanicsville Library

  • Southern Rites
  • Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space