Black Web Fest is hosting their third annual festival starting April 12, 2019 at Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn and ending on April 13, 2019 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem. The event is a part of an international event series that celebrates Black creators and digital content. Black Web Fest 2019, their premier festival, features film screenings, a wine tasting, workshops and a series of educational panels. This year’s festival is highlighting health and wellness by hosting a wellness exhibition on day one.
“As Black creators are faced with so much ongoing pressure, its’s important that they still have safe spaces to gather, talk, and find solutions. During the festival, they will host a wellness exhibition and have a panel with industry experts. We’re bringing resources together to expose creators to the options available for their holistic health.” says Victoria Coker, Creator of Black Web Fest.
Black Web Fest 2019 showcases films created by emerging and award-winning Black media makers from across the globe. Panels will discuss hot topics in media and tech including health and wellness, entrepreneurialism, intellectual property, blockchain, and animation. Last year, the festival featured panelist from Emmy-nominated web series Tough Love, and influencers, such as Christylezz and Reign Apiim. This year, panelist include Dui Jarrod, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Creator of BET Digital series Brooklyn.Blue.Sky; Kalam Dennis, Co-Founder of AptDeco; Lee Moulton, Global Head of Partnerships at SeatGeek; and more.