Hayti Heritage Film Festival is one of the nation’s longest running Black film festivals. Its 24th season takes place February 15th to 17th at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham.
An all-festival pass is only $35. Day passes are $15. Tickets for a specific film or block of short films are $5. You can buy tickets online.
Some of the highlights this year:
- Stefon Bristol’s sci-fi short, See You Yesterday, Executive Produced by Spike Lee
- Durhamite Isaac Green’s NYU Tisch School of the Arts senior thesis, Beyond All
- Elegance Bratton’s LGBTQ coming of age story, Walk For Me
- Charles Burnett’s masterpiece, Killer of Sheep
- Terence Nance’s, They Charge For the Sun
- Ricky Kelly’s documentary on two biker weeks, Black Beach/White Beach
See the full schedule here, including information on all the films.
Hayti Heritage Film Festival Schedule
Thursday, February 15
- 10 a.m.: Free Senior Screening of “Cooley High”
- 5:30 p.m.: Opening Night Reception
- 6:30 p.m.: Opening Night & Claudine screening
Friday, February 16
- 10 a.m.: Master Class – Living South – Working Global. Area universities are invited to bring their students to hear from professionals about the film industry.
- 12:30 p.m.: Block 1 – Documentary/Fiction/Experimental Shorts
- 3 p.m.: Block 2 – Documentary Shorts. Real People – Reel Durham
- 5 p.m.: Killer of Sheep
- 7 p.m.: Docs For Us/ By Us: Black Beach/White Beach Special Screening & Fundraiser
- 9 p.m.: Block 3 – Fiction Shorts
Saturday, February 17
- 9:30 a.m.: Block 4 – Youth Fiction shorts + 1 doc short
- 11:30 a.m.: Block 5: Documentary Shorts
- 1:30 p.m.: Diaspora, Part 1
- 3 p.m.: Diaspora, Part 2
- 5:30 p.m.: Secrets of the Magic City by R. Malcolm Jones
- 7:30 p.m.: Cut Off by Jowan Carbin