After a successful comeback following a ten year plus hiatus, the Black Soil Film Festival is back. Originating in 2003 as Europe's first hip-hop film festival, it has now expanded its focus to encompass the broader scope of black culture. It's a celebration of the African diaspora, which is at the heart of the emerging black European art movement NOW!

We highlight films that both originate and result from black culture and everything in between and screen the very best of independent cinema at three locations in Rotterdam, The Hague and Amsterdam. The festival offers an immersive experience, featuring insightful talks, thought-provoking short films, inspiring feature-length productions, and notable musical performances.

Black Soil Film Festival will showcase a group of films that explicitly interrogate systems of oppression and call for the liberation of all Black and Indigenous People of Color. This year’s selections include Why Is We Americans, Softie, Sweet Sugar Rage.

  • 7/8 December 2023 - LantarenVenster, BIRD Rotterdam

  • 13 December 2023 - Filmhuis, PAARD The Hague

  • 15 December 2023 - LAB111, Bar Bario Amsterdam


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