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Current Programs 


BCC is excited to co-present and sponsor events in Seattle


Screening at NW Film Forum

In-person only

March 29th – April 2nd

Dir. Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman

Co-presented with Black Cinema Collective,

Meany Center & UW Simpson Center for the Humanities


France, Rwanda, USA

105 min · Kino Lober | Dedza Films


Kinyarwanda,  Kirundi,  Swahili, French,

and English with English subtitles


Amidst the hilltops of Burundi, a collective of computer hackers emerges from within a coltan mining community, a result of the romance between a miner and an intersex runaway. Set between states of being—past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience—Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.

This program pairs with the West Coast premiere of Saul Williams's The Motherboard Suite which brings to life a suite of his music and poetry, directed and produced by Bill T. Jones in partnership with New York Live Arts.

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The Motherboard Suite

at the Meany Center

April 1st, 2023, 8:00 pm


Performed by Saul Williams

and collaborators


Directed & Produced by Bill T. Jones and New York Live Arts

Post show discussion moderated by Berette S Macaulay

 2023 Black Cinema Collective Filmmaker Microgrant!!!



Thank you for your submissions!  

The jurors are now at work.  

Award announcements will go out on April 24th, 2023.

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Off The Page

Thurs, March 09, 2023

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PST

at Northwest Film Forum


NW Film Forum and *Kamari Bright present an offsite event of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference


Off the Page will be an introductory, hands-on workshop highlighting non-traditional expressions of poetry. Participants will have a chance to experience animation poetry, embodied movement poetry, and video poetry in a lively, drop-in setting. Drink special: a poem-inspired specialty drink!


This program is sponsored by Black Cinema Collective and co-presented with Cadence Video Poetry Festival.

*Kamari Bright is an award winning poet, videopoet, and creative whose poetry and films have been published and screened widely from the United States to Germany.

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Did you know the incisive and instructively brilliant Audre Lorde spent her last years in Germany?


Come celebrate her birthday weekend* with a screening of this very special documentary, which explores a little-known chapter of the writer’s prolific life.  


Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984-1992

Dir. Dagmar Schultz (2012)

Germany, 79min

In English and German

(with English subtitles).

Grand Illusion Cinema

Sunday, Feb 19th

2:00 pm matinee

7:30 pm evening


*Audre Lorde was born on Feb 18, 1934, and died Nov 17, 1992


Film selection by Black Cinema Collective for screening at Grand Illusion Cinema - two orgs holding it down with labors of film love.

Fall 2022 | November Programs
Screening & Moderated Discussion

Thursday 11/10/2022
6 – 8 pm PST 
Centro Cultural Mexicano

16300 Redmond Way Suite 100, Redmond

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RIZO (2020, USA) 

Directed by Jeanette Dilone

Produced by Jeanette Dilone & Andrew McLaren 

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KAALA (2019, India) 

Directed by Tarun Jain

Produced by Nasira Khan

Join us for another iteration of BETWEEN THE FRAMES, a program of films in Redmond that uses visual storytelling to promote and deepen our understanding of different histories, traditions, and cultures.

These 2 short films, situated in the Afro-Latino and South Asian contexts are linked by themes of acceptance, self-love, and the complexities of the diasporic experience. They explore and disrupt the deep connections between internalized racial biases and colorism within/outside spaces of color.

Afterwards, there will be a
moderated conversation with Dr. Diana Flores Ruíz, Assistant Professor in Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.

This program was organized by Savita Krishnamoorthy 

Media design by @_chiledulce


RIZO (2020, USA, 14:37 mins)  

Directed by Jeanette Dilone

Produced by Jeanette Dilone & Andrew McLaren 

An Afro-Latina actress looking for her big break has her hopes dashed when things take a bad turn at an important audition.   


JEANETTE DILONE is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC. Though Jeanette's first passion was classical ballet, she fell in love with acting during her college years. Since then, her acting work has spanned television, film, theater, commercials, and new media. She made her directorial debut with the short film, "Return," which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the NY Shorts International Film Festival and was acquired by Shorts TV. Her second short, "Rizo" (2020), which she wrote, produced, and directed, premiered at LALIFF and was one of the 2020 HBO Latinx Short Film Competition winners and is available to watch on HBOMax. In 2021, Jeanette became a recipient of the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix. In 2022, her third short "Hoar", which she wrote, produced, and directed, premiered at LALIFF. 

KAALA (2019, India, 15:24 mins) 

Directed by Tarun Jain; Produced by Nasira Khan 

A short socio-political film about the increasing issues of racism, specifically on hate crimes against African nationals that occurred in New Delhi, India in 2016 and 2017. 


TARUN JAIN is an acclaimed filmmaker from New Delhi, India. His short film, Amma Meri has screened in over 48 festivals including the Oscar Qualifying Tampere Film Festival, IFFI Goa, MIFF, IDSFFK, and Dharamshala, India. His latest film Kaala (2019) is based on the racist attacks on the Africans in New Delhi, India. Kaala (2019) had its world premiere at the Oscar Qualifying Cinequest Film and VR Festival in the USA and also played at Rapid Lion Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was screened at the Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals (CoSAFF), a first of its kind event that brought together seven well-established South Asian film festivals across North America in 2020.  


Moderated by

Dr. Diana

Flores Ruíz

DR. DIANA FLORES RUÍZ is Assistant Professor in Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, where her teaching specializes in race and media in the US. Dr. Ruíz’s research examines technologies that produce and facilitate structures of racialized violence, as well as artistic and activist media that propose alternative forms of safety and survival.   


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SAVITA KRISHNAMOORTHY is an art historian, educator, organizer, and writer from India, based in Redmond, WA. Her writing publications include The Times of India, Feminist Media Histories (University of California Press), Courageous Creativity, Black Embodiment Studio Journal, and the International Examiner, where she is a regular contributor writing on arts and culture. She earned an MA in Art History (University of Bangalore, India), her MA in Cultural Studies (University of Washington) and received the 2019 Merit Award from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation.


“I value the space between arts practice and community engagement. To affect change by facilitating conversations that shift the narratives on equity, access, and representation.”


The program is presented by Black Cinema Collective along with Centro Cultural Mexicano, with grants received from the Redmond Arts Seasons Grant (2021) and 4 Culture.


Past Programs + Conversations

From multi-hyphenate poet and artist Saul Williams, and Rwanda-born artist Anisia Uzeyman, #NeptuneFrost is a thrilling anti-colonialist sci-fi musical.

Neptune Frost (2021) Film Screening

A four-film series and lecture by Abderrahmane Sissako in conversation,  holding the transformational poetics of humanitarian cinema.

Abderrahmane Sissako’s African Worlds

The Frye celebrates the final weekend of the landmark exhibition Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem with a special screening program of artist videos and short films curated by Berette S Macaulay of Black Cinema Collective.


An annual celebration of Black Music in the United States inaugurated by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

Black Sonic Evolutions 2022

AFTER DARK - BCC's Annual Horror & SciFi Program

AFTER DARK Annual Horror + SciFi Program

An Evolutionary History of Visual Art + Music

This festival of contemporary Brazilian films gives marginalized voices the mic in discussions of race, sexuality, and governance.

Travessias Brazilian Film Festival 2022 [Co-Presenter]

A film program engaging stories of human connection.

Between the Frame: Virtual Screening + Discussion

Serious Tings

A visual retelling of personal and creative responses to daily life in Colombia, Jamaica, and the UK

HERE + THERE, or frequencies of the everyday

A film program engaging stories of human connection.

Between the Frames: Outdoor Screening

Black Spatial Elegance: Sight + Sound

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