The LVBFF is primarily organized to celebrate the works of Black Filmmakers from all over the world. Making a Black Impact on the Big Screen!
AND Now...
After 6 successful years and an Overwhelming Positive response from independent filmmakers, filmActors and filmLOVERS from DIVERSE ethnic backgrounds across the Nation, ...
As the FOUNDER of this Magnificent Event ... I am proud to announce that the 7th Annual Las Vegas Black Film Festival proudly welcomes INTERNATIONAL films from ALL over the WORLD

The Las Vegas Black Film Festival is an Award Winning State Proclaimed Festival that ignites the independent film market and gives emerging filmmakers from around the world a platform to display their talents.
Taking place in Fabulous Las Vegas known as the Entertainment Capital of the World.... the event is set to host more than 2000 eager moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals seeking rising stars. NOBODY DOES IT LIKE LAS VEGAS!

Those who have been honored at the festival include Antonio Fargas, affectionately known as "Huggy Bear" from the hit 70's television show Starsky and Hutch, Academy Award Winner, Acting Legend, Louis Gossett Jr., Irma P. Hall, Loretta Devine
Joining attending celebrities have included Actor Tommy Ford from the Hit Sitcom Martin, Omar Gooding, LEON Robinson, William Johnson, Sherry Gordy ... and many more.

Winners of the Las Vegas Black Film Festival will be adorned with much more than just honors and applause. All awarded filmmakers will automatically qualify for a distribution deal, Cash Prizes & Awards.

If you are a Producer with a Film that is Written, Produced, Directed by or Features an African American in the Lead Role, we welcome you to submit, compete and celebrate with us.
NOTE*** while our festival is primarily designed to celebrate the film works of BLACK Filmmakers...
ALL Filmmakers are welcomed and celebrated...


Share your talents at the Award Winning Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Submit your Film, Enter one of our Competitions, Attend one of our interactive and educational seminars or just come and Party with us.

again.... "ALL Filmmakers, Film Actors and Film Lovers are welcome!"

Best Feature Film
Best Religious Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Dramatic Film
Best Action Film
Best HORROR Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Screenplay

Best Director

Best Actor & Actress in a Feature Film
Best Actor & Actress in a Short Film
Best Actor & Actress in a Web Series

** Heavy Weight Actors Showdown Winner

Best Edited
Best Sound
Best Music Score
Best Cinematography

Founder B.O.M.B. Award

Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Animated
Best Narrative
Best Cast Ensemble
Best Social Awareness
Best Debut Film
Best Student Film
L.V.B.F.F. PRODUCER of the YEAR Award
Soaring Eagle Award

After your film has been ACCEPTED to Screen at the LVBFF you will receive a congratulations email with instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns you can call (702 )581-3390
Email to

If you film is accepted you will be requested to mail 2 copies of your film on DVD / Blue Ray and an MP4 on a Thumb Drive
mail to:
500 Elizabeth Ave.
N. Las Vegas NV 89030

****ALL UN-Solicited material will be discarded

Overall Rating
  • Chrystle Powe

    This festival exceeded every expectation I had! Everything was done very professionally and the time Michelle took to ensure every attendee received what they came for was amazing!

    The films that were shown were outstanding and I loved the Q&A after each film was shown. Although my film was not selected for a reward I did not feel at all slighted. The films that did win were definitely worthy of their awards and only encouraged me to step my game up for next year!

    I will 100% be returning to this festival next year and submitting a project. I flew from Florida to Vegas to attend this event and I believe it was 100% worth every dollar! I honestly have zero complaints!

    May 2019
  • Jonathan Mabee

    I wasn't able to attend, but the festival admin was great about communication. Really appreciated that my work was selected, and look forward to submitting again.

    May 2019
  • Tai Birch

    Mrs. Michelle Boykin has created something special with the Las Vegas Black Film Festival. I had an amazing time seeing so many creative individuals come together and networking and fellowshipping with one another. Mrs. Michelle has a heart for people and I believe that filmmakers who tell great stories, has a special place in it. Thank you for an awesome weekend and I look forward to next year.

    May 2019
  • Anthony T. Green

    Great festival! Love the experience. The films were epic. Thanks again for a grand experience.

    May 2019
  • Vonnetta Cornish

    The 2019 festival was amazing! The festival team provided an amazing experience - from networking opportunities to well-structured master classes and of course, entertainment. Well done! I look forward to supporting the Las Vegas Black Film Festival in the future.

    May 2019