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 questions about your registration, please contact us by phone at (503) 288 1515 or email education [at]

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelines and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at

Accessibility Requests

Open Signal is committed to hosting meetings, events and gatherings that are accessible and inclusive. Ensuring that all members of our community can fully engage in our activities not only benefits the individual, but  strengthens our community as a whole. 

We will do our best to accommodate your needs for equitable access to our facilities, however some requests may not be within our means to meet at this time.

Please submit your request using this form: Accessibility Request Form