Black Filmmaker Fellowship Screening & Celebration

Black Filmmaker Fellowship Screening & Celebration
  • Cost: $10.00
  • Capacity: 200

Celebrate Black brilliance and the future of media at this screening and fundraiser for Open Signal Labs, a new incubator for Black filmmakers based in Portland.

This event is for all ages.

Join in the grant finale of Open Signal Labs' first year, with this screening of work from participants of our Black Filmmaker Fellowship. 

The evening will screen new works by Open Signal Labs fellows Kamryn Fall, Elijah Hasan, Tamera Lyn, Sika Stanton, Noah Thomas and Dustin Tolman; as well as Open Signal Labs staff Ifanyi Bell and RaShaunda Brooks. The films include new documentary and narrative works that cover topics including law enforcement, African identity, music, fashion, gentrification and more.

A pre-show DJ set will begin the evening at 6:30pm with VNPRT and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Kamal Sinclair, Senior Consultant of the Future of Culture Initiative at the Sundance Institute, will also present.

The evening will continue at the official after-party beginning at 9pm at the Doug Fir Lounge, with performances by local musicians Fountaine and Brown Calculus, with DJ Kream of Oakland, California. Tickets and more information are available here.

VIP ticket includes premium seating at the Hollywood screening, a ticket to the after-party at the Doug Fir Lounge — with performances by local musicians Fountaine and Brown Calculus, with DJ Kream of Oakland, California — a drink ticket, a raffle ticket and a swag bag (value $100+).

Open Signal Labs' fellowship officially launched in July 2018 to provide training, mentorship, a stipend and much more for each of the six fellows. Read more about Open Signal Labs.

Click here to help us raise $20,000 for next year's fellowship!

All proceeds from this event benefit the 2020 Black Filmmaker Fellowship.

This event is generously sponsored by:

Open Signal Labs receives major support from the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission Community Grants, Oregon Community Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, The Collins Foundation, Travel Portland, Oregon Cultural Trust, City of Portland, with additional support from the Portland Film Office and Advanced Broadcast Solutions.


Jun 14


7:00pm – 9:00pm


Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at]

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.

Refund Policies for Events

You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

Open Signal is a Safe Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, and we ask that you do the same when you attend our workshops and events.

Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.