Mission Statement

Film San Diego, Inc., is a not for profit 501c3 entity. Our mission is two fold:
(1) To serve as a conduit for on location filming in San Diego County for production companies, filmmakers, and the communities that may be impacted.

(2) To preserve and promote African American & African Diaspora Cinema. Established in 2002 and held each year in late January, the San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country.

Our motto is “Spotlight on African American & 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.

As the first and largest black film festival of the year, numerous other film festival reps scout new films from us for their event. Simply put, each year the San Diego Black Film Festival will premiere a large percentage of the independent films that will prove successful throughout the year at other film festivals.

Our goal is to be the leader in facilitating the production of film, television and commercials in the San Diego area. In addition, our goal is to continue to be a world class film festival, and leader in the area of African American & African Diaspora cinema arts.


2015 SDBFF Awardees:
Best Cutting Edge: Lakay, Cancer Pimp
Best Short: Rise Up, The Double Deal
Best Foreign: Camp 72, Turbulences
Best Christian: God's Amazing Grace
Best Documentary: Am American Assent
Best Drama: No Weapons Formed Against Us
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Sarpong, No Weapons...
Best Actors: Steven Anderson, Jr., Eugene Lindsey
Best Directors: George Potter, Andrew Adkins
Best Film: By Blood
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