Hayti Heritage Film Festival

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
The annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival is on March 7-9
The 29th annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival is happening on March 7 through 9

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- More than 30 films are being featured in the 29th annual Hayti Heritage Film Festival in Durham. The festival is one of the longest running Black Southern film festivals in the nation.

This year's theme is "Homecoming," which means there will be films about relationships and belonging in addition to the acknowledgment of where we are, and the remembrance of those that came before us.

The festival runs March 7 -9. For tickets, click here.

What to expect for this year's festival

In addition to the films, this year's Hayti Heritage Film Festival will feature a two-hour masterclass entitled "The Business of Show" led by NAACP Image Award-winning actor Omar J. Dorsey.

North Carolina natives and rising editors, Jazmine Bunch and Landon Bost, will discuss their experiences in the Post in Black Podcast.

Festival attendees can also explore several venders and food trucks onsite.

Where to park

There are several options for festival parking.

  • Hayti Parking Lot on Fayetteville Street - can be accessed from Fayetteville or Lakewood Streets
  • Lakewood Street on RIGHT side only (the side next to the Hayti Heritage Center)
  • Old Fayetteville Street (The back side of the Hayti Heritage Center)
  • Overflow parking at the Carolina Times Newspaper lot, located on Old Fayetteville Street Near the Hayti Heritage Center
  • Inside the Heritage Square parking lot located at 401 E Lakewood Ave, between St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church and Pelican's Snowballs

ABC11 is a proud sponsor of 2024 Hayti Heritage Film Festival