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Our Story


The Rhode Island Black Film Festival launches in April as we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Providence, the creative capital of Rhode Island - the birth of religious freedom and home to some of our nation’s iconic institutions in the arts and the New England slave trade, will serve as venues for the Screenings and Panel Discussions. venues hosting the Films.

The first and only Festival to feature a variety of documentaries and feature films with stories of experiences and culture of people of color. The festival takes place over 3 days, with workshops and film screenings happening at the Rhode Island School of Design, Beneficent Congregational Church and the Cable Car Cinema.

Rhode Island Black Film Festival

Purchase Tickets and Locations

Beneficent Congregational Church 300 Weybosset St, Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design Museum 20 N Main St, Providence, RI

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Meet the Team


Ann Clanton

Founder & CEO

Ann-Allison Clanton born and raised in Providence Rhode Island is Marketing and Public Relations with Toby Arch Communications

Brian Scott (250X250)

Brian Scott

Web Design & Marketing

Brian Scott is CEO of Brian Scott Digital. He provides business strategy, web design and digital marketing services to small businesses.


Lorraine Lalli

Film Committee

Assistant Dean Lalli is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she majored in Philosophy and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2001