For 11 years the Charlotte Black Film Festival (CBFF) will screen e days of Independent Films, Workshops, Industry Networking, Master Classes, and more.
The difference this yeat is that we are going virtual. June 14 = 21, 2020

Our mission is to create economic empowerment for, heighten awareness of, promote the significance and need for African American cinema as an art form, and to be a voice for independent filmmakers.

This year’s festival itinerary includes four days of educational and empowering film screenings, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities. In addition, the CBFF’s prestigious Red Carpet “Vision Awards” will recognize the achievements of emerging actors, composers, screenwriters and directors.

Trophies Awarded - Best Short, Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, Best International Film. Audience Award, Best Director, Best Score, Best Actors

Select features, documentary, short films and music videos participate in the Festival’s
five competitive sections, the winners of which are chosen by special juries. Awards are
given for the Best Short, Documentary, Feature, Music Video, and International film.
All categories are eligible for the Audience Awards, which is chosen based on ballots
submitted by the festival audience. Street teams and promotional flyers
are encouraged to promote your film to attendees. Winners will be
announced during the Red Carpet “Vision Awards”.

Overall Rating
  • Mariot Valcin

    In spite of the pandemic, the 10th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival delivered an exceptional virtual festival. The crew behind the scenes of this festival made sure the shift to the virtual experience was noteworthy. I had an excellent time watching the many films screened at the festival and I am honored that my very own short film, Another Sunrise, earned a best short film nomination.

    March 2021
  • Super Festival! Tommy Nichols is quite passionate about presenting an excellent festival and we filmmakers greatly appreciate his efforts! Thank you CBFF for screening Women of Faith: Coping with Trauma. We participated in a panel discussion, screened our film and got to meet musicians - all virtually. It was a challenge for sure - but you all did a great job. Next project: will def submit! Thank you!!

    September 2020
  • I would like the commend the festival organizers for going the extra mile to ensure effective engagements through online discussions and video panels. This enabled me and my team to participate fully from different parts of the world. Proud to be joint winners for Best International Short #MEBET

    July 2020
  • I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to the programmers and organizers of this amazing festival! The quality of the films selected were outstanding. Elegant proof that Black Filmmakers, producers and writers are not monolithic. I only wish we could have been at the festival in person and not virtually, due to the pandemic. Kudos to this festival for carrying on with the festival and not cancelling it! Well done. We had a good time! Looking forward to being at this festival in person within the next two years.

    July 2020
  • JayTee Thompson

    First, we would like to say Thank You for the amazing opportunity. Due to this pandemic we understand that the festival had to be done virtually. However, you guys still made it a wonderful experience. We are extremely honored and grateful for being apart of the Charlotte 10th Annual Black Film Festival. Thank You for selecting our film The Council and awarding it BEST Feature Film and Best Actor. We are taking home our Oscars 🙏🏾 See you next year! And CONGRATULATIONS for 10years of CHANGING LIVES AND IMPACTING THEM!!

    June 2020