Meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month.

INTERIM ADDRESS - Until further notice, all meetings are on Zoom

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Pickford Center
1313 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Monthly Membership Meetings

Members are offered presentations conducted by industry professionals in the areas of film production, marketing, financing distribution, and more. Past presentations have included Shooting an Interview, How to Structure Your Documentary, Utilizing the Red Camera, Working with an Editor and the Importance of Production Insurance. Our monthly meetings are open to anyone, with a minimal entrance fee for non-members.


Membership in the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is open to people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media. While BAD Filmmakers West is a Southern California based organization, focusing primarily on the issues and concerns relevant to Southern California documentary filmmakers, there is no geographical limitation on membership.

Members are encouraged to participate by lending their experience and sharing opinions.

Benefits of Membership

  • Discounted Screenings
  • Workshops
  • Newsletter
  • Mentorship
  • Templates for film budgets, treatments and proposals

Standard Membership $45
Group Membership (4-5) $200
Business Membership (6-10) $350
Corporate Membership $500

Please make checks payable to: FULCRUM ARTS
NOTE BADWest on the memo line or voucher.

Mail to:
Fulcrum Arts
145 N. Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

Pay Membership Dues Online


Early Bird Saving

A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets are available for $15.00 until May 1, 2022.

Two Virtual Days

Tickets for the entire event are $17.00 and now available to purchase on-line.

Box Office

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite using the buy ticket button. Please do not share purchased event screener link.


The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West is a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.



This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.


Donations to The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.