Partake of dozens of films created by Black LGBTQ+ filmmakers at this in-person AND online event. “Now in its 9th year of existence, the Festival continues to promote filmmakers and stories that portray the diverse people and experiences of the community, as well as create opportunities to have discussions with filmmakers that are centered around those unique experiences,” say organizers.

You can choose to attend in person or with a virtual pass, which allows you to participate and partake of films from anywhere. In-person passes are also available by individual day, or for both days. The festival takes place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Chicago campus, an entity committed to being “a partner, resource, and catalyst for developing deeper cultural networks and richer creative projects citywide and beyond

Find the full festival schedule — in person and online — and links to order tickets for both days here.

The Black Alphabet website is a trove of information about Black LGBTQ+ cinema. There, aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters a chance to submit their work for consideration at future film festivals. You can also explore a list of films featured at previous festivals.

Black Alphabet was founded in 2013 and aims to “encourage storytelling, cultivate new dialogues and educate communities about the cultural and social contributions that Black LGBTQ-identified people have made upon the world.”

Tickets are not required although a donation of $10 is requested. Ticket options:

• Order virtual tickets to both days of films.

• Attend in-person Saturday.

• Attend in-person Sunday.