Celebrating 50 Years!
July 10 - 14, 2024
NBFF Black & Gold Gala
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2024 NBFF Schedule Announced!

The official event schedule for the 50th Newark Black Film Festival is now live! Grab your tickets today!

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NBFF History

The Newark Black Film Festival, the longest-running Black film festival in the United States, has been a pivotal platform for Black filmmakers, actors, and storytellers since 1974. It showcases films that explore the intricacies of the Black experience, reflecting diverse narratives and fostering cultural enrichment.

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What to expect at the 2024 Newark Black Film Festival

Epic Opening & Closing Events

Celebrate 50 years of cinematic brilliance with grand festivities that promise unforgettable evenings of music, dance, and excitement.

Engaging Panel Discussions

Dive deep into the art and impact of Black cinema with discussions led by industry pioneers.

Thought-Provoking Films

Explore a selection of films that challenge and inspire, highlighting the depth and diversity of the Black experience.

Exclusive Filmmaker Q&As

Engage directly with the creators behind the films and gain insights into their creative processes.

Meet the 2024 NBFF Selection Committee

A dynamic group of annually-changing volunteers curates our festival’s diverse lineup, ensuring a fresh and impactful selection each year.

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Highlights from 2023

2024 Sponsors

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