The Black Reel Awards is the major fundraiser for the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) and annually spotlights Black cinematic excellence in films and performances in theatrical, independent, television and world cinema films. Under the leadership of founder, Tim Gordon, the Black Reel Awards’ mission is to annually honor African-Americans in the medium of film.

Established in 2000, The Black Reel Awards were originally conceived as a vehicle to recognize African-American achievement in Hollywood. The vision has been expanded to include cinematic achievement on the small screen as well as the independent filmmaking and world cinema.


FAAAF’S primary mission is to provide educational opportunities to the next generation of studio executives through its two-member programs, Reel Kids and the Producer’s Institute. It is the desire of the Foundation, now known as the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film, that our programs will help train the studio executives and filmmakers that will continue to shape the images of people of color well into the 21st century.


The winners of each category are announced on the night of the event during the live broadcast. The ceremony also showcases the best African-American performances as well as those from the African diaspora.

The website for the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film is http://faaaf.org/



Tim Gordon
Founder | Executive Director


Cordell Martin
Nomination Chairman

Troy Pinckney
Director of Media Production

James Hill
Head Writer

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