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 10 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 11th 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 and John Amos (best known for his role as Dad from Good Times)
... Joining attending celebrities have included (the late) 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 as we Prepare to Celebrate 11 YEARs!!!!

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

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 we will request a digital download via FilmFreeway or a Download Link of your MP4 Formatted file.

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

Overall Rating
  • Kim DeWitt

    I enjoyed the excitement of being nominated for this film festival! We were nominated for FOUR categories, and although we didn't take any awards home, we were glad to have been chosen! Thanks for the love and support.

    May 2023
  • Timeca Seretti

    It was a pleasure to screen at the 10 year anniversary of the LVBFF. So many great events every night! And so many great people!!!

    May 2023
  • Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, The Las Vegas Black Film Festival 2023 truly showcased a level of quality that simply is unsurpassed. Such an incredible team who make you feel like family, and so much attention to ensuring that every attendee has an unforgettable experience. It was such a pleasure to be a part of this festival for my second year, and an honor to have been awarded Outstanding Fan Film for Triggered, a Cinematic Superhero Fan Film. On behalf of all of our cast and crew, thank you and we can't wait to be back for more!

    May 2023
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    May 2023
  • This event has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and it's not hard to see why. It's a super cool festival that gives filmmakers of color a chance to show off their stuff and connect with a wider audience. In this review, I'll be talking about what makes this festival so great, using five keywords: quality, value, communication, hospitality, and networking.

    First up is quality. The films at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival are seriously top-notch. The festival organizers have great taste and choose movies that are not only entertaining but also thought-provoking. The films often tackle important social issues that are relevant to the black community, which makes the festival a place for meaningful conversations.

    Next, let's talk about value. This festival is a fantastic deal for both filmmakers and movie-goers. Filmmakers get to showcase their work to a wider audience and meet other industry people. And for the audience, the festival offers a chance to see films that they might not be able to find elsewhere. Plus, there are workshops and panels that can teach you something new about the industry.

    Now, let's discuss communication. The Las Vegas Black Film Festival is great when it comes to communication. Their website is easy to navigate and has all the info you need. If you have any questions, the organizers are quick to respond and super helpful.

    Let's move on to hospitality. The festival is known for being super welcoming. From the moment you arrive, you'll feel right at home. The volunteers are always happy to help, and there are lots of social events where you can chill out and meet new people.

    Last but not least, is networking. The Las Vegas Black Film Festival is an awesome opportunity to connect with other industry professionals. You can meet other filmmakers, exchange ideas, and maybe even start working on a project together. Plus, there are lots of people from the industry there, so it's a great place to show off your work and make connections.

    Overall, the Las Vegas Black Film Festival is an amazing event that's definitely worth checking out. The high-quality films, great value, excellent communication, warm hospitality, and awesome networking opportunities make it a must-attend for anyone who loves movies and wants to see more diverse voices in the industry.

    May 2023