The Black Earth Film Festival was founded to expose the surrounding community to independent film and to provide a venue for independent film makers to showcase their work.
From February 26 – 28 2015 the Black Earth Film Festival featured films made by independent filmmakers. The festival was held in Galesburg, IL, a scenic community of 33,000 people with a strong tradition of supporting the arts, which is located between Davenport, IA and Peoria, IL.It was the boyhood home of Pulitzer-prize winning poet and biographer Carl Sandburg, the site of one of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates and steeped in the rich history of the nineteenth century, making it a great location for the festival. Films for this annual event were shown in Galesburg’s historic Orpheum Theatre.
This film festival was great for the local community and although it hasn’t ran for a number of years we hope to see it again one day!