To cultivate a creative and safe space for Black girls to learn, embrace their authentic selves, and tell their stories through film.
To create an avenue for more Black girls to enter the media industry to positively influence the stories and representation of Black girls on both sides of the camera.
WHY BLACK GIRLS?
Although Black girls make up eight percent of K–12 students nationally, they are more likely as a group to be criminalized from disciplinary practices in school. Black girls also endure higher levels of sexual violence inside and outside of schools and score the lowest in literacy proficiency in the US compared to their other female peer groups.
When assessing the many disparities and critical issues that
impact the lives of Black girls, BGFC is a response to the untapped solutions for creating a liberatory space for them to reach their full potential. BGFC empowers Black girls with tools to support Black girl identity, advocacy, storytelling through film, and for some may lead to media careers that can begin to change the industry from the inside.
2022 CAMP SPONSORS
Ms, Foundation For Women
Women + Girls Research Alliance
Civitas Education Management, LLC.
BRONZE SPONSOR ($500) - Mill Valley Film Festival (California Film Institute), Emory University's Center for Women, DJ Chucktown
Jimmeka Anderson, Sierra Davis
SUPPORTING SPONSOR ($100) - Gina Antilus, Dr. Annette Teasdell, Karen Peterkin, Olanrewaju Oriowo