The Black Women Film Network

Founded by Sheryl Riley Gripper

Established in 1997 as the Black Women Film Preservation Project, the organization was founded to preserve the voice of Black women in film and increase the numbers of women of all cultures in the entertainment industry. Rebranded as The Black Women Film Network (BWFN), our mission is to empower women of color to “tell the untold stories” through feature films, documentaries, television and digital media. We provide effective programs that develop film entrepreneurs, engage new audiences and bring awareness to the positive portrayal of women of color.

The Black Women Film Network