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 4 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 5th 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.
ALL Filmmakers are welcome..


Share your talents at the 5th Annual 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.

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 (New Category)
Best Short Film
Best Documentary
Best Screenplay FEATURE (written work)
Best Screenplay SHORT (written work)
Best Director
Best Actor & Actress in a Feature Film
Best Actor & Actress in a Short Film
** Heavy Weight Actors Showdown Winner (CASH PRIZE)
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 Fan Film (New Category)

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
mail to:
500 Elizabeth Ave.
N. Las Vegas NV 89030

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

Overall Rating
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    David Brichetto

    Fantastic festival with a truly dedicated founder and president, Ms. Michelle!

    June 2017
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    Max Cole

    Love this festival. Grateful to be selected. Love the festival director. Just a fantastic opportunity for people of color and independent cinema lovers. Thank you LVBFF for another amazing opportunity.

    May 2017
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    Ramsey Denison

    Really enjoyed the Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Ms Michelle and her team treat filmmakers very well and the screens and venue are first rate. Our screening was well attended and the audience was enthusiastic and appreciative of our movie.

    May 2017
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    A.L. Smith

    I can't give this festival enough stars. As a new independent filmmaker, I was inspired and motivated by all of the talented artists and the networking was amazing! From beginning to end, Miss Michelle provided a spectacular experience that was not only well-organized, ALL of the movies were superb. I am beyond honored to have received an award for Best Narrative Short. Will definitely attend this festival again.

    May 2017
  • I had a wonderful time! Thank you LVBFF Staff for choosing my feature screenplay GLADIATOR WARS Z OF THE WORLD as Best Screenplay. At the Pitch Fest I met a film industry professional who is currently reading my work. The Sunday Brunch "food" was so good! I met so many talented film makers and writers that I will keep in contact and hopefully work with someday soon. Currently working on 2018 submission. Thank you MsMichelle and your movie TransPARENT was outstanding!

    May 2017
    Response from festival:

    thank you for your review... it is our desire to make your experience in Las Vegas a memorable one... Congrats on your well deserved award for Best Screenplay...