Halifax Black Film Festival 2022 has arrived!

Starting today is the 6th Annual Halifax Black Film Festival, running from through Sunday, February 27th.

Expect a deep and broad selection of short films, features, and documentaries from Canada and around the world, all available to be watched online over the coming days.

Individual tickets are $12 and an all-access pass $49.

I had the good fortune of seeing the selections from this year’s Being Black in Halifax program: Four up-and-coming filmmakers share their particular African Nova Scotian experience in 10-or-so minute documentary shorts. The filmmakers are Guyleigh Johnson, Deborah Castrilli, Tyus Mcsween, and Jodell Stundon, and their compelling films deal with the challenge of finding mental health resources as a Person of Colour, the dreams of people in the Black Queer community, and other unique perspectives.

And if you needed even more incentive to check them out, last year’s BBIH program has been nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards, and films from Being Black in Toronto are also available on the site.

I can also recommend the short I Hate You, from filmmaking partners Koumbie and Taylor Olson, a romantic comedy that trips into dramatics with a marriage proposal that isn’t entirely welcome.

For more information, schedule and tickets, visit halifaxblackfilm.com.

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Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.