An Exciting Weekend Showcasing Films from Around the African Diaspora, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Nova Frontier Film Festival (NFFF) in-partnership with The Billie Holiday Theatre, returns in-person from June 24th to June 26th, 2022.
Centered around the theme of Exile and Belonging, this year’s selection of films (spanning from narrative to experimental to documentary works, short and feature-length) grapple with existential questions related to experiences of uprootedness, departing, returning, belonging, motherhood, and home as a metaphor and extension of Mother Earth – timely, political, reflective, and riveting.
The 2022 edition of the NFFF will also include conversations, panels, and performances led by filmmakers, academics, activists, and teeming minds in-tune with the spirit and ethos of the festival. Additionally, NFFF will collaborate with the Bronx Documentary Center, a non-profit gallery and educational institute who will program a selection of films and a panel highlighting their works from the Bronx community.
Tickets for NFFF 2022 are $10 per Festival day; $25 for A Festival Weekend Pass.
Friday, June 24, 6:30PM- 9PM
Join us for an exciting live kick-off of the 5TH ANNUAL NOVA FRONTIER FILM FESTIVAL, in collaboration with The Billie Holiday Theatre.
Screening at 7pm, special events to follow
The opening celebration will include exclusive festivities and conversations with some of this year’s selected filmmakers.
Saturday, June 25 – DOORS OPEN AT NOON
Screening & Special Events all-day
Join us for this day full of screenings from 12- 9p at The Billie Holiday Theatre.
Sunday, June 26 – DOORS OPEN AT 1PM
– Screening 1-4pm then 5p Closing Ceremony.
– The afternoon will include the final screenings, a panel discussion, and the Closing Ceremony.
For more information about programming & schedule information, visit novafrontierfilmfestival.com.
About Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab
Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab (celebrating 5 years) is a timely film festival and multi-disciplinary lab, passionately committed to showcasing and incubating the works of filmmakers and artists from and about the global African diaspora, the Middle East, and Latin America. the Lab, which is a core component of the festival, nurtures and mentors emerging filmmakers and young adults in filmmaking and media arts from our festival regions, and underserved and underrepresented communities. With a program of ongoing film screenings, workshops, panels, exhibitions, virtual reality, and performances, the hybrid film festival & lab promotes intercultural understanding and intellectual engagement through exceptional films and arts, addressing critical social issues of our times, while celebrating the diversity that surrounds us.
About The Billie Holiday Theatre
The AUDELCO and Obie Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre is an artistic anchor to the largest African American community in the nation: Central Brooklyn and one of the last remaining theaters forged in the aesthetic and sociocultural kiln of America’s Civil Rights/Black Arts Movements. Founded in May 1972, The Billie Holiday Theatre is a beacon for world class art rooted in racial justice in the heart of Bed-Stuy: producing, presenting, and commissioning new and classic works and festivals in theater, dance, music, visual arts, and film; providing artistic and institutional residencies; and serving ages 3 to 103 with educational programming. For bold and daring artists and audiences from around the corner and around the world who look to The Billie as a rigorous artistic space that tackles racial injustices, presents new and unapologetic voices, and imagines a world where all people can flourish… welcome home.