Black Women Film Conference 2022

Date and Time
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 12 - 6 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Free Event
Event Details

A close up shot of an Black female holding a pink parasol with white feathers. The top portion of the dress seen is pink with a white lace collar. The woman is smiling.

Convening of Black women and non-binary filmmakers from all over the world to share work, discuss the craft, and build community.

About this event


Join us for New Negress Film Society’s third annual Black Women Film Conference in Harlem at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The day will include film screenings, thought-provoking discussions, and a reception—all towards reimagining a future that centers radical Black women and non-binary voices.

The conference schedule will be announced soon.

Black Women Film Conference

The Black Women Film Conference convenes Black women and non-binary filmmakers worldwide to share work, discuss our craft, exchange filmmaking strategies, and build community. Throughout the conference, we explore the current landscape of cinema and the intersections of history, filmmaking, and political action through the lens of Black women and non-binary creators. This convening offers a vital space that amplifies the ideas and practices of Black women and non-binary artists, whose work centers historically marginalized voices and champions a progressive filmmaking ethos.

The New Negress Film Society The New Negress Film Society is a collective of Black women and non-binary filmmakers who coordinate public programming and produce films that center the voices and experiences of Black non-binary, women and girls. The work we create, the programming we offer, and the conversations we facilitate are all rooted in a legacy of collective artmaking, institution-building, and consciousness-raising grounded in the personal and political realities of Black people. We protect the integrity of our artistic process from the harms of commercialization and commodification, and we believe the best protection is collectivizing. You can support the Black Women Film Conference here.


Photo Credit: Calvin Blue Jr. from “You Can’t Stop Spirit” by Vashni Korin.



IN-PERSON | By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending an in-person program at The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold The New York Public Library, its Trustees, officers, agent and employees liable for any illness or injury. If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or suspect you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED I Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested.  Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early. 

GUESTS | Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING Programs are photographed by the Schomburg Center and the New Negress Film Society. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library and the New Negress Film Society.

Please note that professional video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.

Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing