27th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves Film Festival

Greetings film lovers! BHERC is excited to announce our first online film festival. Please join us for our virtual Sistas Are Doin’ It for Themselves Film Festival. It is a two day event bringing you seven phenomenal films helmed by exceptional female filmmakers.

Your purchase provides an all access pass to view the films on May 23rd at 12:00pm PST until 5pm PST on May 24th. You will also receive access to a live Q&A with the filmmakers on Zoom on May 24th at 6:00pm.


May 23 -12:00 pm PST – May 24  5:00pm -Film Screenings
May 24 – 5:00 pm PST – Film Access Ends
May 24 – 6:00 pm PST – 7:30pm PST Q&A with Filmmakers on Zoom

BHERC spotlights shorts created by female filmmakers of African-American descent (Black Women). This screening and dialogue is an opportunity for emerging African American female Directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process.

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BHERC looks forward to presenting quality virtual film screenings and content.

DateMay 23-24, 2020
# of Films7
Zoom Sessions1

Lost and Found

A successful fashion editor recently got engaged to her ex-con lover. She used her connections to get him a hotel manager position, only to find out he got an employee pregnant. Should she fight and make it work or can love conquer all?


After being released from prison, a married father of two must protect his family from the cellmate he crossed a line with.

It Happened One Night

In 2022, after Roe v. Wade is overturned, a woman struggles to find the care she needs after being sexually assaulted.


A young woman is torn between two worlds: her day job cleaning planes and her dream of becoming a pilot. When she takes steps to pursue aviation, she is met with resistance, and must fight against the odds to get her wings.

Weep Not

Journey Gordean, a successful journalist gets to cover a story of a lifetime, but her ambition is tested when that very assignment is the man who assaulted her when they were children.


Boxed is a fictionalized short film based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849.

God Bless the Cook

Roslyn Spence, a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, introduces her greatest mentor and challenge: her mother. At 94 years old, Edith Bell is still cooking, dancing, and sharing stories of when she cooked for Hollywood’s biggest stars. When the two are in the kitchen together, sparks fly between the two big personalities with very different life experiences. Through their shared language of food, this story reflects on that special bond shared between mother and daughter.