Black Creators Forum

2018 Black Creators Forum

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  2018 Indie Memphis Black Residency Finalists:  Alex Huggins (winner), Ama Quao, Amanda Layne Miller, Natalie Frazier, Jeri Hilt, and Jon-Carlos Evans

2018 Indie Memphis Black Residency Finalists: Alex Huggins (winner), Ama Quao, Amanda Layne Miller, Natalie Frazier, Jeri Hilt, and Jon-Carlos Evans

November 1-2, 2018

Symposium of Speakers and Discussions, Ending in a Pitch Contest Open to Industry and the Public

Finalists and Winner of Indie Memphis Black Filmmaker Residency in Screenwriting Invited to Pitch Projects at BCF (left)


Indie Memphis Film Festival is pleased to announce its continued commitment to supporting black filmmakers, present and future, with the new Black Creators Forum, running November 1st and 2nd at the Hattiloo Theatre.

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The Black Creators Forum will run before and parallel with the opening of the Indie Memphis Film Festival (November 1st - 5th, 2018), and is a two-day symposium of workshops and invited speakers led by notable black filmmakers and critics with a wide interdisciplinary range, including fine art, music, and online content. The goal is to explore ways black filmmaking can find creativity and sustainability from other mediums, and to ease the barrier of entry for black artists who would like to work in film. For more information, read the entire press release HERE.

Stay tuned for program announcements for the Black Creators Forum and an opportunity to grab one of the remaining slots in the pitch competition. All pitches are for feature films to be produced in Memphis, TN. 

MEMPHIS CREATORS! Apply for one of 20 free fellowships to the Black Creators Forum below! Submissions due by September 16.

For all the latest updates, and to receive 20% off passes once on sale, join the wait list below!

Passes for the Black Creators Forum are available for black creators only and include access to all Indie Memphis Film Festival events. $149 Pass or $299 VIP Pass // On sale soon,  join the wait list HERE to save!


Support for the Black Creators Forum is provided by ArtsMemphis. Sponsorships are now available.