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
  • 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
  • First time submitting to CBFF but definitely won't be the last. During these difficult times, CBFF has managed to keep us all informed and kept the festival going virtually. It was an absolute pleasure taking part and the whole CBFF team should be very happy with the outcome. I can't wait to attend next year in person and I look forward to submitting another film in the future.

    June 2020
  • Amazing Festival. Great Job! Will be submitting my next project for next 2021

    June 2020
  • Kareem McM

    I really enjoyed this festival greatly. It had a variety of strong films from the and African and African-American diaspora and provided rich networking opportunities for filmmakers and the vendors. I look forward to submitting and attending in the future.

    May 2019
  • Cadell Cook

    The heart behind this festival is second to none. We were honored to win Best Short Film at the 9th annual CBFF. Tommy Nichols and his team have created an environment of learning, sharing and networking. There were a few bumps in the road, but I think this festival is going to set a new standard of exellence next year. Oh, and the awards ceremony was the best ceremony I have ever attended. Great host, great DJ, great times had by all. See you all next year!!!

    May 2019