Experience the Unparalleled Black IndieStream Film Fest in Detroit!

Celebrate the brilliance of independent Black cinema at the highly anticipated Black IndieStream Film Fest and Awards (BIFFA) coming to Detroit this May! Prepare for an exhilarating five-day extravaganza of captivating narratives, streamed on various platforms, that will leave you inspired and craving for more. Get ready to be swept away by the unmatched spirit of individuality and truth that can only be found in independent Black cinema.

BIFFA promises an immersive experience like no other, featuring a diverse range of events such as exclusive film screenings, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and interactive activities. Prepare to be enlightened and engaged as you witness the remarkable growth of black narratives on the big screen. These stories, untamed by the limitations of mainstream cinema, will captivate your heart and ignite your imagination.

The festival’s lineup is stacked with incredible attractions. From casting calls to master classes, there’s something for everyone. Prepare to be mesmerized by a fashion show hosted by the prestigious Detroit Historical Museum, where style and culture intertwine seamlessly. And that’s not all! We have some major guest appearances that will make this event even more unforgettable. Rub shoulders with music mogul Damon Dash, actors Glenn Plummer and Royce Reed, and the charismatic Don Brumfield from the reality TV show Black Ink.

The festival kicks off with the highly anticipated premiere of Dash’s latest film, The Prince of Detroit. Brace yourself for a cinematic masterpiece that will transport you into a world of passion, ambition, and intrigue. And as the festival reaches its climax, prepare for an awards ceremony that will shine a spotlight on exceptional films and talented individuals across all streaming platforms. It’s a celebration of creativity, talent, and the power of storytelling.

Speaking of streaming platforms, one that has been making waves in showcasing independent Black cinema is Tubi. This popular outlet has become a go-to platform for Black creators to share their remarkable work. In fact, a significant portion of Tubi’s independent Black cinema is filmed right here in Detroit. Among the fan favorites is The Dirty D, a series that has taken Black Twitter by storm with its compelling depiction of life in a shady nightclub, exploring themes of sex, drugs, and money.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring BIFFA to the vibrant city of Detroit, celebrating the phenomenal Black independent film community,” expressed festival curators Darren Brown, Dennis Reed, and Len Brunette in an enthusiastic press release. Join us today and immerse yourself in the sheer brilliance of black storytelling. Experience the magic that unfolds on the silver screen during this dynamic celebration of film.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary event! Secure your tickets now, ranging from $30 to $250, and prepare to embark on a journey that will leave an indelible mark on your cinematic soul. For further details, visit and get ready to witness the extraordinary at the Black IndieStream Film Fest and Awards in Detroit!

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Growing up in Detroit, Lindsey is a Michigan State University alumnus. She feels incredibly lucky to live in Detroit, and much more, to spend her days promoting the Detroit area as a travel destination.