I had the privilege of sitting down with Kevin Sampson, movie critic and the visionary founder of the DC Black Film Festival (DCBFF). Our conversation explored his top film picks for 2023 thus far, shedding light on the cinematic gems that have left an indelible mark on this year. As an advocate for the power of storytelling through film, Sampson emphasizes the vital role that film festivals play in celebrating diverse voices and narratives. He brings his insightful perspective to the importance of fostering connections within the industry and the incredible opportunities that platforms like DCBFF provide for both emerging and established filmmakers.
This year’s DCBFF promises an immersive cinematic experience that bridges the gap between film enthusiasts and creators. The festival is scheduled to take place live on August 18th – 19th, offering attendees the chance to engage with compelling films and connect with fellow cinephiles. For those seeking the convenience of virtual screenings, the festival will continue to offer a curated selection of films from August 20th – 30th. Sampson encourages film lovers to seize this chance to partake in a festival that not only celebrates the art of storytelling but also champions diversity and inclusion. Secure your tickets now at dcbff.org to take part in this celebration of cinema.