Hayti Film Next Level is a monthly series featuring great films, panel discussions, and workshops.


The series is offered every 2nd weekend leading up to a fundraiser in June 2022, supporting the Hayti Heritage Film Festival (HHFF), one of the longest running Black southern film festivals in the nation.


Submissions for HHFF23 are currently closed

Stay tuned for upcoming programming

2022-23 programming

October – In association with Maryland Public Television, screening of two Stanley Nelson documentaries, Becoming Frederick (on Frederick Douglass) and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom. 

Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:30pm – THE HOLLY documentary screening and talkback.

THE HOLLY goes deep inside a gentrifying community in Denver, where a shooting case involving an activist reveals deception on every level.

Friday, February 10 @ 6:30pm – CXFFEE BLACK TO AFRICA documentary screening and talkback.

Cxffee Black to Africa is a documentary that unearths the origins of the bean that changed the world.


Hayti Heritage Film Festival – March 6-11

Screening and Workshop (TBD)


72-Hr Hayti Film Contest

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Featured Films

We’re getting close to the end of the series… so you don’t want to miss the May programming, done in conjunction with Afro + Projection LAB and Black Film Space! 

Afro + Projection LAB


Jasmine Best – A Wilmington Doll

Tatiana Garnett – These Hands Lay Open

Cydnii Wilde Harris – Cotton

Amir George – Optimum Continuum

Vonnie Quest – Remnants of A Room

Afro + Projection LAB presents Stewarding Cinematic Spaces of Care. These videos engage with questions that arise at the convergence of archival practices, gestures of care, and the moving image. Stewarding Cinematic Spaces of Care uses Gil Z. Hochberg’s, archival imagination as a thematic link between the five films in the program. Each filmmaker not only engages with the archive(s), but reimagines its function for alternative futures.

Black Film Space



Black Film Space is a non profit 501 (c) 3 organization committed to building a community of filmmakers from the African Descent through skill enhancing and networking events. We are a collective of directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, actors and other media makers that want to develop genuine connections and grow with fellow Black creatives. 


During this Zoom meeting, we will read one 10 to 15 page script and offer constructive feedback in an open forum setting. Script submissions are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. You must RSVP before we can confirm that your script will be read.


Email: [email protected] to have your script read after you RSVP.

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