Above: Promotional graphic for the San Diego Black Film Festival
The San Diego Black Film Festival was established in 2002 and is hosted each year by the San Diego Black Film Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c) organization.
The San Diego Black Film Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African American and African Diaspora cinema as well as the education of media arts.
Held each year in late January, the San Diego Black Film Festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country. The 2013 festival will run January 31st - February 3rd.
As the San Diego Black Film Festival enters its 11th year, we're more excited than ever. The event continues to experience tremendous growth and is now one of the largest black film festivals in the country and second largest on the west coast.
Our motto is "Spotlight on African American and African Diaspora Cinema." We screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos.
PARKING: Horton Plaza offers three hours free parking with validation. Validation is free. Simply insert your parking ticket in any of the various parking validation kiosks located throughout Horton Plaza.
CAUTION: Each minute after three hours is very expensive. Consider arriving early and seeking-out free parking on the streets (which are far and few between) or simply purchase all-day parking at various parking lots in the Gaslamp Quarter. ($17-$20), car-pool and split the cost, if you plan on attending the festival longer than three hours, as most attendees do.
However, the easiest and least expensive way to the San Diego Black Film Festival is to consider taking the bus or Trolley. Get Trolley information.