The DC Black Film Festival (DCBFF) is dedicated to exhibiting quality film, web series and television content by and about people of African descent. We support emerging artists striving to add diversity to the images, tastemakers and storytellers working in the entertainment industry. The DCBFF is committed to playing an integral role in discovering, celebrating and helping films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, media and public.
2017 Festival Schedule - At A Glance
We can't wait for you to join us for this year's festival! It's sure to be an entertaining experience filled with conversation starting films, educational opportunities, and social events. Don't forget to check out the list of this year's films and their individual screening times.
Thursday, August 17th
FILMMAKERS' WELCOME RECEPTION
Join us for a welcome reception to honor the filmmakers selected for this year's festival
Location: Capitol Hill Hotel
OPENING NIGHT FILMS AND PANEL DISCUSSION
What Is Black? Analyzing The Black Experience Through Film
DCBFF's opening night film line-up includes films that analyze the black experience and will be followed by a panel discussion of the topic "What Is Black?" Panel discussion will be hosted by Districtly Speaking founder, Jonelle Henry.
What Now? Ensuring Your Production Comes To Fruition In Post!
Don't let your film get stuck in the can. This workshop will focus on how to plan past production to ensure your film will see the light of day. This workshop will be led by Executive Director of The Black Film & TV Collective, Huriyyah Muhammad, and Publicist/Founder of Golden Life Ventures, Leslie Green. You won't want to miss it. **NOTE: This is a free, ticketed event. Due to space limitations you must have a ticket to attend the workshop. Reserve your seat today!**
Showcasing an eclectic mix of films about, or by filmmakers from, Washington, DC., followed by films addressing issues concerning law enforcement and government. Includes a brief intermission from 12:15 - 12:30pm.
Time to check out all the DC area has to offer! Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, grab same-day tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, or visit one of DC's other memorials, museums and attractions.
CLOSING NIGHT FILMS & PANEL DISCUSSION
Making Black Lives Matter Through Film Join us for our closing night film showcase, featuring films that remind us that black lives matter, and address topics such as police brutality and mental health. Panel to follow hosted by DCBFF founder and film critic, Kevin Sampson.