What a fantastic film festival weekend. Congratulations to all filmmakers who presented at the first annual Columbus Black International Film Festival! What a great addition to the city’s creative landscape. If you’re a part of the local Black creative community, I don’t have to tell you about the unequal representation, unfairness in grant-making, and downright ignorance and lack of support for our artistic endeavors; so, having an entire weekend event dedicated to Black Excellence was not only needed, but more than welcome. Bravo Cristyn Steward. We can’t wait to see what CBIFF 2018 brings.