Mission and Objective
The Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) promotes and celebrates culturally significant films directed, produced, and staring African American and members of the African Diaspora. We also prominently feature and celebrate films with content of interest to the Same Gender Loving – Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community. Our mission is to couple the film festival with education, health and exhibition programs that enrich the life of Baltimore City and the greater Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia community.
More About the Festival
With its unique paring of films by African-American, the African Diaspora and members of the Same Gender Loving – Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (SGL-LGBT) community, the Baltimore International Black Film Festival (BIBFF) serves a dual purpose of providing a venue for independent films for, by and about African Americans, the African Diaspora and members the SGL-LGBT community locally, nationally and globally. The 1st Annual BIBFF will be held at the historic Charles Theatre, the only theatre of its kind in Baltimore. The Charles Theatre with its 1150-seat, 23,000 square-foot movie house is located in one of Charles Street’s most historic buildings and is only minutes away for the Baltimore Harbor in addition to numerous restaurants, bars, museums and attractions. BIBFF is truly a “Charm City” event blending entertainment and education in the greater Baltimore area through a uniquely diverse cinematic experience.