The nation’s capital is a hub for Arts and Culture in the northeast region of the United States. BHFF complements and aligns with DC’s cultural mission and strategic direction. During the month of February, there will be an Open Call for Entries from local filmmakers. Films should be no longer than 30 minutes and about Black contributor(s) to American history and progress.


The 2024 DC Black History Film Festival is now a
2-Day Film Festival.

Friday, Feb 9th at the Lincoln Theater in NW and Saturday, Feb 10th at Alamo Cinema Drafthouse in NE. See the invite for a lineup of the films being screened. All of the 900+ RSVPs already in can attend both events. However, the festival is first come first serve until the venue reaches capacity. The Lincoln Theater holds over 1200 seats but the Alamo holds only 120 and dining is required.

See the invite for details and RSVP here:

Friday, February 9, 2024

Lincoln Theater located at 1215 U Street, NW
Hosted by Lamman Rucker

5:30pm Reception by OCTFME

7:00pm Featured Films

  • Now and Forever
  • Legacy of Lee Flowers Shop
  • Black History Man

8:00pm Featured Films

  • Interception: Jayne Kennedy Story
  • Mabel
  • Healer: The Dr. Joycelyn Elders Story
  • Still We Rise

10:30pm Reception by Cricket Wireless

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Alamo Cinema Drafthouse located at 630 Rhode Island Ave, NE

12:00pm Featured Films

  • A Race in The Sun
  • The Lincoln School
  • His Truth is Marching On
  • Educators to Africa
  • Black Girl in The Ring

2:30pm Featured Film

  • Black Uniform

4:30pm Featured Films

  • Storming Caesars Palace
  • Return to Your Corner