SAN DIEGO—Films are announced for the 2017 San Diego Black Film Festival with more than 100 selected from over 13 countries.  Screenings this year are expanded to include Fashion Valley AMC, UltraStar Cinemas Hazzard Center and Grossmont Center which will host the opening day festivities and several related parties.

“This marks the first year in 17 years that we’ve screened at multiple theatre locations, three to be exact.  It was quite a challenge to coordinate that. But here we go,” said Karen Willis, director of the San Diego Black Film Festival.

This year’s opening film will be announce April 3rd but all other films as part of the official selection are announced and online now at the festival website.  Friday films during the festival are generally more cutting edge, geared towards younger audiences (18-30). Saturday morning/matinee films are reserved for cultural and historical subject matters as well as kid-friendly subjects.   Saturday afternoon is more cutting-edge, coupled with religious screenings.  Sunday is reserved for foreign/Diaspora films.

“Essentially, there’s something for everyone at the 2017 San Diego Black Film Festival,” said Willis.

As usual, the festival includes an array of activities including panel discussions, parties, and the highly coveted Awards Dinner & Gala. The event kicks off April 26 and will continue through April 30.

For tickets and a complete list of films playing at the 2017 San Diego Black Film Festival visit or at the festival box office located at 220 West G Street, Suite E in downtown San Diego.