The Sabira Cole Film Festival 2020 

The 2020 Sabira Cole Film Festival currently CLOSED. Be sure to check our social media for more immediate updates. 

“Sabira Cole Film Festival is an international juried feature and short film competition. SCFF awards prizes to emerging filmmakers in the 3 categories: Geraldine B Hill Award for children & youth, Sabira Cole Award for short form documentary, Sabira Cole Award for feature narrative or documentary. We centralize storytelling traditions of the Diaspora and global communities of color to control our image and narrative. We support and magnify the voices of tomorrow! SCFF was born from the ashes of the decade long Sembene Film Festival. The juried film competition was Sabira’s last intention for the festival. She planned to launch in March of 2020, but her life was cut short due to illness. As her niece and pupil, I worked with my uncle Mike Hill to continue our family member’s mission of supporting and promoting independent filmmakers.” -Ogechi Chieke, Executive Director

The SCFF 2020 will be screening our official selection over five thematic days.


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