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The E.D.G.E. Values:

Empowering Filmmakers, Inspiring Change

At the heart of the Black Cincinnati Cinema Collective (B3C) lies a powerful set of principles that guide our journey as filmmakers, storytellers, and change-makers. These values, collectively known as the E.D.G.E. Values, serve as the bedrock of our community, shaping our interactions, projects, and aspirations.



In a world that often grapples with division, we take a stand for inclusivity and unity. At B3C, every voice and opinion is not only heard but also valued and respected, regardless of gender, race, religion, political stance, or any other defining characteristic. We embrace diversity as a source of strength, recognizing that our collective experiences enrich the narratives we bring to life.


We believe that true creativity flourishes when we embrace the beauty of diversity. As filmmakers, we endeavor to push the boundaries of inclusion in every aspect of our craft. From casting to storytelling to crew composition, we actively advocate for diversity both on and off the screen. By fostering a culture of openness and acceptance, we celebrate the myriad of voices that contribute to the vibrant tapestry of black storytelling.



At B3C, we understand that growth is a continuous journey, and learning involves making mistakes along the way. In our safe and nurturing community, we extend grace to one another, providing a space where individuals can be vulnerable, seek guidance, and learn without the fear of shame or judgment. This culture of grace fosters teachable minds and cultivates an environment where personal and artistic growth flourish hand in hand.


We are passionate about our craft, and we hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence. While acknowledging that improvement is constant, we strive to put forth our best efforts in every project we undertake. Through dedication and continuous learning, we push creative boundaries, producing impactful stories that leave a lasting impression on audiences. As we pursue excellence, we pave the way for more excellent representation and recognition of black filmmakers in the industry.


Stay on the cutting E.D.G.E.

The E.D.G.E. Values form the very essence of our collective, uniting us in a common purpose to ignite change through the art of filmmaking. Together, we empower one another, celebrate diversity, embrace growth, and raise the bar of excellence in black storytelling. As we move forward on this creative journey, we invite you to join us in shaping a world where equality, diversity, grace, and excellence intertwine to create a tapestry of narratives that inspire, challenge, and transform. Welcome to B3C, where the E.D.G.E. Values lead us toward a brighter, more inclusive future.

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