Black Public Media hosts several events annually. We also partner with a variety of organizations on professional development training and public screenings. Check out our upcoming events below.
AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Season 14
BROADCASTING AND STREAMING NOW
African Diaspora Film Club
A BPM/MoAD PARTNERSHIP
AUGUST 14, 2022
Photo from "President" courtesy of POV
Join Black Public Media and San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora for monthly conversations with host Cornelius Moore (of California Newsreel) and documentary filmmakers from across the African diaspora. On Sun., Aug. 14, (5 p.m. PT/8 p.m ET) the conversation will focus on President, by Camilla Nielsson.
President makes its broadcast premiere on POV, Aug. 8, and will then be available for streaming on POV Online and the PBS App. Film Club participants are urged to screen the documentary prior to the gathering, as the films are not shown during the conversation.
Admission to the Film Club is pay-what-you-can, but registration is required.
Newark Black Film Festival
PRESENTED BY THE NEWARK MUSEUM OF ART
JULY 12, 2022 - JULY 16, 2022
The Newark Black Film Festival, the longest-running Black film festival in the United States, is back!
Celebrating films that heighten the historic importance of the Black experience in the United States, the festival features live panel discussions and exclusive screenings of films created in the last three years.
Since 1974, NBFF has presented the work of young, independent, Black filmmakers, showcasing early films by the likes of Spike Lee, Ayoka Chenzira, and Warrington and Reginald Hudlin. Other luminaries that have participated in the festival over the years include James Earl Jones, Danny Glover, Pam Grier, Donald Bogle, Richard Wesley, Euzhan Palcy, Ava DuVernay and S. Epatha Merkerson.
Join the party at NBFF's opening and closing events, with live performances and the chance to mix and mingle with filmmakers, they are not to be missed!
PART OF THE NEWARK BLACK FILM FESTIVAL COLLECTION
JULY 16, 2022
On July 16, (4:30 p.m PT/7:30 p.m. ET) Black Public Media presents a screening of Hazing as a part of the Newark Black Film Festival.
The culture of hazing is explored through interviews with the family members of deceased young people, as well as survivors, to reveal the underbelly of groups that haze.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Panelists to be announced.
The Museum no longer requires proof of vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests, or temperature screenings.
On-site parking is available for $10. Use Washington Street entrance by Central Avenue.
Enter event through the South Wing, located near the Museum parking lot. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Show your digital or printed ticket to our Visitor Experience Assistant.
Free popcorn, snacks and water will be available for each session.
No refunds or exchanges unless the event is canceled or postponed.
BPM + MoAD Community Screenings: Revolution from Afar
BPM + MoAD COMMUNITY SCREENINGS COLLECTION
JULY 7, 2022
Join Black Public Media and the Museum of the African Diaspora for this watch party featuring Bentley Brown's acclaimed documentary feature, Revolution from Afar. Relax and chat with us from wherever you are as we explore the relationship of art, activism, identity, belonging, and the uncertain future of Sudan.
When Claude Got Shot
JUNE 2, 2022
On June 2, Black Public Media hosted a special screening of When Claude Got Shot.
Featuring BPM Trailblazer
PITCH FORUM AND AWARDS PROGRAM
APRIL 26-28, 2022
PitchBLACK is now an annual event! This year's PitchBLACK Forum is a virtual affair spanning two days (April 26-27) and featuring media makers working in both documentary film and immersive media. Participating media makers will pitch their projects before panels of industry executives and prospective funders in hopes of winning up to $150K in project funding and distribution support.
Forum winners will be announced at the PitchBLACK Awards, which will be held virtually, Thurs., April 28, and includes presentation of the BPM Trailblazer Award to Orlando Bagwell, and the NCU Fellowship to a maker under age 35.
The Orlando Bagwell Online Film Retrospective
PRESENTED BY BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA & GBH
PITCH BLACK EXCLUSIVE EVENT
Black Public Media arranged a week-long film retrospective in celebration of our 2022 Trailblazer Orlando Bagwell. The exclusive online event offered a limited series of special, online screenings beginning on Monday, April 25 and ending on Sunday, May 1.
On Thursday, April 28, BPM officially presented Orlando with the Trailblazer Award during our PitchBLACK Awards ceremony. The presentation included remarks from those whose lives and filmmaking careers have benefited from his work, his teaching and his gracious mentorship.
The PitchBLACK Orlando Bagwell Online Film Retrospective is a rare opportunity, since much of Orlando’s portfolio is not currently available for public screening. Together with our partners at WORLD Channel, we’ve made special arrangements for free, limited-access screenings to all who attend the PitchBLACK programs.