Black Reel Awards

Washington, DC, USA


  • The Black Reel Awards, inaugurated in 2000, annually recognize and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans in feature, independent and television films, ranging from their character portrayals in front of camera, to their technical artistry behind the camera.
  • The FAAAF/Black Reel Awards benefit The Foundation for the Advancement of African Americans in Film (FAAAF), a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide educational opportunities to the next generation of minority film executives. Through the FAAAF "Producer's Institute," scholarships are awarded to graduate students pursuing a business career in the movie and television industries.


Black Reel

Lifetime Achievement Award

Vanguard Award

Historical Timeline

  • The awards are decided on by a panel of national film critics and reviewers.