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Dayton Black Women’s Film Festival

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Founded in 2023 by Angelina Mitchell, a film student at Wright State University, the Dayton Black Women’s Film Festival (DBWFF) seeks to serve as a platform to feature films written, directed, and produced by Black women that honor, discover and share the Black, African American, and African Diaspora experience. We aim to strengthen the community and create opportunities for collaboration among black female filmmakers in Dayton and nearby regions.

The ultimate goal is to ensure that there is always a place for Black female filmmakers to be celebrated, acknowledged, and welcomed in the film industry. The festival not only celebrates artistic achievement but also fosters community and dialogue around issues of race, gender, and representation in cinema.


Bloom Award Recipient 2024

Aisha Ford is an award-winning filmmaker known for humanizing complex issues with empathy and inclusivity. Her short films have screened at prestigious festivals like Tribeca and HollyShorts, earning recognition from organizations like BAFTA and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned accolades such as the Spike Lee Film Production Grant. Aisha’s talent was showcased at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019, and she recently directed an acclaimed campaign for Dove and Ogilvy titled “As Early As Five,” addressing hair discrimination against Black girls.


May 16
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Neon
130 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH United States
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