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Taking place in Berlin, Miss Black Germany is about the contestants of a black beauty pageant. The film follows them as they seek to find a place of acceptance in a world that idolises a predominantly white western ideal.

WINNER ‘Best Documentary’ 10th ASVOF
WINNER ‘Best Short Doc’ Lift-Off Global Network FF Berlin 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION Underwire Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Berlin Independent Film Festival, Chicago Feminist Film Festival and Blackstar Film Festival.

‘Miss Black Germany’ documents the inaugural Miss Black Germany pageant. It follows four of the contestants in preparation for the event and features stories of their personal experiences of German culture and the predominantly white beauty ideals that these black women have grown up with.

It explores their departure from western beauty ideals and this new niche they are attempting to carve out for themselves.

Behind the Scenes photography by Elisha:


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