MISSION & VISION
A FESTIVAL IN LIVING COLOR, INCLUSIVE, INTERSECTIONAL, & INNOVATIVE
The Micheaux Film Festival is a multicultural film festival that focuses on BIPOC creators, and celebrates diverse representation in the entertainment landscape. With a cutting-edge and fresh take on the traditional festival experience, we bring independent creatives together while curating an environment for artists to build community with future collaborators in the television, film, and digital space.
Aptly named after Oscar Micheaux, a pioneer in the filmmaking industry, who aimed to bridge different walks of life through his art, we aim to close the knowledge gap between independent filmmakers and Hollywood elites. In addition to screening content, artists and attendees have access to networking mixers, Q&A panels, Master Class workshops, and digital panels that equip filmmakers with inside industry information from art, media, television and film executives.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion lies beyond a buzzword. While diversity refers to the traits that make people unique, inclusion refers to the behaviors and social norms that ensure people feel welcome.
We invite all aspects of individualism and uniqueness including: race, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
As members of the BIPOC community, we understand the importance of representation, especially in media and entertainment. Our main focus is to curate an environment where all feel welcomed, part of a community, and able to identify with the stories they see play out on screen and behind the scenes.