Black International Cinema


Prof. Donald M. Griffith

Black International Cinema Berlin (BICB) is a yearly interdisciplinary, intercultural film/video festival produced and directed by Fountainhead® Tanz Théâtre and screens cinema from Africa, the African Diaspora and films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.

BICB originated from the 1986 Black Cultural Festival, a groundbreaking 3-week event in Berlin, produced and directed by Fountainhead®. The festival presented the contributions of Black people to world culture through film, theater, dance, music, workshops and seminars, and was an homage to the legendary tap dancer Carnell Lyons. Since then, Fountainhead® produces and directs the Black International Cinema each year in Berlin and in other European and US-American cities.

Europe's Finest Festivals honored with EFFE Label 2015-2016The film festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.

BICB is open to ALL filmmakers and contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce prejudices and support a peaceful and respectful living together in our multi-faceted society.

For more information about the film festival, please contact Fountainhead® directly here or visit the official website of the Black International Cinema Berlin here.

If you wish to submit a film to the Black International Cinema Berlin please go here. Entry deadline: DECEMBER 31, 2015