Streaming Saturday, February 12

ATLANTA – Black Women Film Network, celebrating 25 years of preserving the stories of Black women, is proud to announce the annual BWFN Short Film Festival will take place Saturday, February 12, 2022 in partnership with Kweli TV, a Black woman-owned streaming platform featuring hundreds of curated independent films, documentaries, web series, kids programming and more.

For 24 hours, festival ticketholders can stream the 2022 film selections at or through streaming devices and smart TVs. Tickets to access the virtual festival can be purchased HERE.


Long before it was a catchphrase, Black Women Film Network — the only organization dedicated to preserving the stories of African American women — recognized the power of “black girl magic.” Twenty-five years ago, founder Sheryl Gripper, a multi-Emmy award-winning local news executive in Atlanta, saw a void in the representation of Black women in the film and television industry. 

With the support of her colleagues, film influencers, elected officials, sorors, Spelman alums and community organizers, Mrs. Gripper launched the Black Women Film Preservation Project, Inc in 1997 (later changed to Black Women Film Network). BWFN was founded upon the mission to prepare Black women for careers in film and tv and to empower these women through educational programs, networking opportunities, industry connections and scholarships.