The North Carolina Black Film Festival is a Four day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by Black filmmakers which showcase features, shorts, animation, documentary films, and student films. We pride ourselves in the Carolina Hospitality and great previous honorees and winners such as Anthony Hemingway, Ava DuVernay, Giancarlo Esposito, the late Dwayne McDuffie, Scott Sanders and more.

The North Carolina Black Film Festival is held in Wilmington, NC formerly known as Hollywood East. The dates of this year's festival are March 24 - March 27, 2022.

Trophies Awarded to 1st Place winners as well as a Festival package in the Feature, Doc, and Short categories based on 3 submissions in each category.

1st Place Student winners receive a special package and trophy.

Overall Rating
  • L B

    Our documentary film "The Mayor's Race" got selected and we were very proud. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend but communication was great. Looked like a great festival.

    May 2019
  • Phil Says Thank You!
    For the best hospitality among some 75 film festivals to which I have attended, we thank the 2019 NC Black Film Festival.

    Further, I personally thank the amazing Jengo’s Creative Campus for supplying this artist with FREE housing for only the 2nd time among my many worldwide festival visits.

    Plus it did not hurt for my “Darkroom” to be selected as the NCBFF 2019 Best Student Film.

    If one gets an invitation to screen in Wilmington, one should make sure to attend!
    Phillip E. Walker, “Darkroom” Producer/Star

    March 2019