TBFS: Christmas Extravaganza is a one day film festival centered around family, faith, and Christmas movies that have directors and casts that are of African descent. This film festival is an attempt to bring more representation into the Holly Jolly Christmas Movie Spirit.

TBFS: Christmas Extravaganza is looking for films to feature that are CHRISTMAS, FAITH, AND/OR FAMILY oriented and are directed by or featuring people of African Descent.

Among our featured guests will be Dreezy Claus, "Chicago's Black Santa," who will be on hand to meet and greet and to take pictures with children and the "young at heart" from noon to 3pm. There will also be a Hot Coco Christmas Red Carpet Reception as part of the festivities. Please check back later in the year for any further announcements and special guests.

Join us for a great day of Christmas joy, yuletide spirit, and some Christmas movies.

As this is a more festive event, the Christmas Extravaganza does not offer the traditional "Best of" awards.

Filmmakers who attend TBFS: Christmas Extravaganza will receive TWO (2) complimentary tickets for themself and a guest.

Filmmakers in attendance will also have the opportunity to introduce their film should they wish.

Please check back later in the year for any further updates as they may develop.

We ask that all films submitted for review be complete, finished, projects. The Black Film Summit is not accepting hard copies of films, all films must be digital and made available for download or risk being removed from the festival lineup.

Please ensure that all films have attained all proper rights and permissions for all materials in your film. All films submitted must either be directed by a Black person or feature a Black person in a lead role or feature a predominantly Black cast.

Overall Rating
  • Erica Stevenson

    An excellent experience! We felt very welcomed. I love the feedback that was given after each film; that made it a learning experience in addition to a film showcase.

    April 2022
  • Philippe Talavera

    Great festival. Communication prior to the festival was awesome. We sadly couldn't travel to the States to attend - so I guess we missed on networking opportunities. But the festival was great at keeping us in the loop. We were so privileged to win the audience award. We thank everybody that made it possible. This is a really a festival to submit to and attend!

    March 2022
  • Amazing experience! Extremely professional staff and organizers! Just an A+ festival that I will be submitting my projects too in the future.

    March 2022