The Human Family presents Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities, a collection of six shorts where filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back.

From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.

Our Right to Gaze will be available on-demand from Sunday, February 14 to Sunday, February 28. Watch the 82-minute collection of films at your leisure from the comfort of your home.

Early bird Submissions for NDHRFF5 opened December 1, 2020. Filmmakers will want to be a part of this special five-year anniversary for the festival. Pandemic permitting, the festival will take place at the historic Fargo Theatre in Fargo, North Dakota, November 3-6, 2021.

Submissions are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.

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2019 | Third Annual Festival

First-time filmmakers Gregory DeSaye and Chelsy Ciavarella were joined on the stage by photographer Shane Balkowitsch for a discussion of their feature documentary, “Balkowitsch.”