Black AF

Black AF

The Hip Hop Film Festival presents - BLACK STORIES THAT MATTER.
The best directors from the culture bring you stories highlighting the politics, pain and joy of Black life.

Black AF
  • Man Time

    A young black man is forced to decide his fate as the pressures of family and society begin to mount and jeopardize his attempt at successful reentry after a lengthy prison stint.

  • The Time Thief

    The Time Thief showcases the work of software engineer turned artist Steven Taylor who uses his photography to capture authentic moments that give credence to the beautiful legacy of blackness and black culture.

  • Skool Yah

    As three young conscious rappers are bombarded with the pressures of society, each rapper struggles to decide between remaining true to themselves or compromising in an exploitative industry.

  • What's The Mark?

    A black actress unintentionally participates in a racially charged commercial.

  • Attacked From All Angles

    A congregation is divided on the issue of black lives matter as gun violence at the hands of the police and a local gang affect two of their own.

  • Ello

    After Lionel M. Macauley’s passing, Producer Shanice Danielle takes Lionel’s EP project Ello. Creating a film filled with Love & hard current Social issues, in Lionel’s unique spoken word style mixed with Hip-Hop.

  • Black is Black

    Black is Black is a short film sparking a much-needed conversation about colorism, a large issue within the black community, as well as many other communities.

  • Where's my White Privilege?

    A white man loses his white privilege for a day and complains about it to his black girlfriend.

  • Volte-Face

    Is it science or revenge? A young African American neuroscientist kidnaps a man she believes killed her mentor so she can conduct an experiment on him to cure H.A.T.E. (HyperActive Temperamental Extremeness).

  • It's Snowing in the Summer

    A thirtieth birthday forces two friends to wrestle with differing realities of the Black Harlem experience.

  • The Expats International

    THE EXPATS: INTERNATIONAL INGRAMS chronicles the international adventures and struggles of a black American family living and learning abroad. The edutainment program consists of 20 family-friendly episodes that break stereotypes and normalizes positive images of black people in global spaces; a...

  • The Blue Cave

    As a troubled boy from the South Side of Chicago struggles to escape brutal violence from his stepfather and the local gang, he discovers a magical blue cave.

  • Beaten But Not Broken

    Two young black adults confront police brutality head on as they fight for their lives against a common threat.

  • In Between

    Written by an incarcerated student, Lisa (biracial) explores a time in her younger life when she had to wrestle with what it meant to be black - what if things went different then?

  • All By Design

    An ambitious and talented teenager, Karol, wants to accomplish what only 4% of Americans have been able to do and fights to gain her protective mother’s approval.

  • Blue Line

    A black man is assaulted by police; a police officer is fired and tells her story to a news reporter.

  • Tribe

    Akilah Divine sends a message to wake up the masses.

  • Protest - Justice For George Floyd

    An encapsulated depiction of the energy surrounding social justice in honor of life of George Floyd.

  • Black Privilege. White Power.

    After graduating high school, a young Smith College student joins up with an activist group to fight for civil rights in the Jim Crow era South and ends up taking part in one of the great protest movements in American history, inspiring her peers and strangers along the way.

  • Dancing With GeNie

    GeNie Baffoe is a hip-hop dancer based in Winnipeg, Canada. This is his story.

  • Love Me

    Artist, Keith Phelps portrays pivotal moments in black American history demonstrating how little has changed for African American people in America over the years.

  • Duvar

    When a black man in Mesquite,Texas discovers his 4 month old not breathing; he struggles to save her life while the criminal justice system threatens his own.