Black Lens In 2014, Black Lens was created with a singular focus: to spotlight the incredible work of African-American filmmakers by bringing their films to the Milwaukee Film Festival. These filmmakers explore stories and topics that are rooted in the Black community but are relevant to a variety of audiences. Black Lens features fiction and documentary films from emerging and established voices and hosts events that inspire conversation, celebration, and community. Film Screenings & Events Type: Section: 19 View All Events The 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival is all virtual! With nearly 200 titles, there's still something for everyone - includling a robust list of films in our Black Lens program. Take a look at the titles for this year's Festival. Get Involved The Black Lens Council membership program was launched in 2016 as a response to audiences’ desires to support and strengthen Black Lens' programming, initiatives, and engagement. Council members' support enhances many festival and year-round programs, which range from the ticket donation program to sparking critical dialogues between African-American filmmakers and festival audiences to organizing social events, panel discussions, and interviews.