Thank you for visiting the website of the Black Film Center & Archive. We are the only center in the world dedicated entirely to the collection, preservation, curation, and programming of Black film. Since its founding in 1981, the BFCA has been proud to highlight and celebrate the contributions to film art and history made by people of African diasporic descent, as well as document the shifting ways that race and racism have been presented onscreen.
To all students, filmmakers, teachers, scholars, curators, or members of the general public interested in Black film history: we encourage you to reach out, visit us, and learn more about our collections. Be it American "race" film, Blaxploitation, L.A. Rebellion, Hollywood, Caribbean, African, queer, or feminist (to name but a few), the story of Black film is one of many riches, both well-known and obscure, and much remains to still be discovered and researched.
Our staff looks forward to hearing from you.
Interim Director, BFCA