BADwest is a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Program.

Pasadena Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations to BADWest are tax deductible to the full extent of the law under Federal ID 95-2540759.


Please make checks payable to
Pasadena Arts Council. Note BADWest on the memo line or voucher.

Mail to Pasadena Arts Council
495 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101




The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BADWest) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. BADWest also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers