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 5 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 6th 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 6th 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 Cast Ensemble
Best Debut Film
Best Student Film
***Best Fan Film (New Category)
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 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
  • Jeannie Shaw

    Ms Michelle and her Team were amazing! This was our first time attending the festival and will definitely go again. We really enjoyed interacting with other like mind film makers. But to see our film on the big screen wow! Very inspiring. We also had a Vendors Table and that was a great experience as well. We would also like to give special thanks to Ms Michelle for going the extra mile and working over and above with us. Thanks
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    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank u very much

  • Darien Sills-Evans

    I loved this festival! The entire team were some of the nicest people I've had a chance to meet on the festival circuit. Ms. Michelle and her staff run a great event. The communication was clear, informative, and frequent. The hosts are wonderful to the filmmakers. The venue was wonderful and actually great for the whole family. I look forward to returning to this festival. My film won Best Director as an added honor to me already having a great time. Submit to this festival, you won't be disappointed.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Sir.
    We look forward to seeing you and celebrating your work again
    Nobody does it like Las Vegas! 🎬❤️

  • JayTee Thompson

    Ms Michelle did a outstanding job once again. Ryda 4 Life has had the pleasure of being selected into this film festival 2 years in a row. Each time its always somethings different, fun and family felt. This Festival was better than anyone we have been to. We are overly grateful to have been selected into the festival and award winners. Ms Michelle saved a lot of people just by being so inspiring and giving this opportunity. 4 days of pure talent, fun, networking and excitement.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you sir. Your work is amazing and we look forward to seeing you and your team again soon.. let’s continue the celebration🎬❤️

  • Eriah Howard

    Congratulations to the Entire team at the LVBFF. 2018 was yet another amazing year to witness it's growth. Ive been attending annually since year two wether I have a film project or not. Overall incredible atmosphere.

    May 2018
    Response from festival:


  • Harrell Williams

    We had a great time and would definitely go again! Thank you Ms. Michelle and best to the LVBFF!!

    May 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you 🙌🏾