Established in 2007, the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival is an annual juried competition and showcase for independent filmmakers from all over the world. Its mission is to enable the emerging and established filmmaking community and audiences to experience the power of African American and African Diaspora cinema, and promote cultural diversity through the development of artistic expression, education and collaborative support.

The festival is a core program of Crispus Attucks Cultural Center Inc., a (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to presenting educational, artistic and multicultural activities, emphasizing the richness of the African American experience. The Festival’s lineup will highlight the Short and Student Film Competition, premieres, international cinema and workshops facilitated by leading figures in the film and entertainment industry.