Award winning filmmaker and director of photographer Bestor Cram will beone of the film celebrities present at FADE2BLACK events. Photo provided

Black Folks Make Movies (BFMM) and the University of Cincinnati, Center for Film and Media Studies Presents, FADE2BLACK, A Retrospective Celebration of Black American Cinema, 1910 – the Present. BFMM & CFMS will present F2BFF at U.C. on October 12 – 14, 2017.

BFMM is proud to bring the FADE2BLACK Film Festival to the University of Cincinnati for the first time. F2B fosters education through celebration, and empowerment through history. F2B is a contextual chronicle of the Black experience and its century plus struggle to visually and aurally define its image on film from an “Afrocentric” perspective.

F2B features actor, filmmaker, political activist, and guest host Danny Glover; award winning filmmaker, and soon to be honorary Oscar recipient, Charles Burnett; multitalented producer, director, screenwriter, Carol Munday Lawrence; noted award winning LA producer, director, TV and radio personality, Tanya Hart; award winning filmmaker and director of photographer, Bestor Cram (Northern Light Productions, Boston); noted film historian, researcher and scholar, Dr.V.Paul Deare; filmmaker Patrick James Thomas; Cincinnati’s own film critic T.T. Stern-Enzi, and other surprises including a Production Master Class and Foundation Prime focused on high school, grade school and middle school students.

A two-day event, F2B tickets ($10 per two-hour session) are available from Brown Paper Tickets ( online. Besides Individual tickets, additional options include: Day Passes ($50); VIP Full Festival Passes ($125); Private VIP Reception ($50); and the Production Master Class ($25) and additional sponsorship opportunities. Physical ticket locations available shortly. Check our website,, periodically for details.

BFMM (Black Folks Make Movies), the creator of F2B, is committed to the examination of Black film history through images portrayed in film via education, the promotion of past and current independent filmmakers of color and the preservation of contributions by Black and other artists of color. Through this prism of Black movie history we examine the emergence and impact of Black Americans, the creative reaction to widespread racism during the first half of the 20th century, and the vitality of Black entertainment and culture across the country inclusive of this period and beyond.

Cincinnati Public Schools are sending 100 students from area high schools and grade schools to the Foundation Prime Program scheduled for Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Additional information, including screening schedule, is at

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