Mission – The mission of the TCBFF is to provide a platform for independent black and multicultural films. The TCBFF also aims to facilitate the growth of filmmakers of color by providing networking opportunities with industry professionals and the business world and recognize the accomplishments of African Americans in Hollywood.
Vision – Our vision is to become the premiere event for black and multicultural emerging filmmakers in the US and also to attract emerging talent from around the world to the Twin Cities.
i. Become a destination event for emerging and talented filmmakers of color
ii. Enrich, educate, inform and contribute to the local culture by raising consciousness of film as an art form
iii. Celebrate and showcase talent in the creative process of filmmaking
iv. Provide our audience and sponsors a unique interactive experience
v. Expand the ability to use film to reach the black and multi-cultural consumer

Sponsored by HBO and Sony

All films submitted are entered into competition for
Best Feature Best Short Best Documentary.
Winners will receive an award sponsored by HBO along with
Filmmaking software sponsored by Sony.

Overall Rating
  • Okema Gunn

    Thank you for selecting " A Sisterhood of Signatures" for the festival.

    March 2021
  • Ms. Monique Berkley

    Although a virtual experience TCBFF offered a great selection of film works and made it easy to communicate with the organizers. I look forward to submitting future content to TCBFF.

    November 2020
  • Harrell Williams Sr

    Great Festival! Thank you all so much for accepting my film "A Natural Choice." Best to you All!!

    November 2020
  • Tayana Brumaire

    Communication was very bad, didn’t even get any information on when the festival was happening or what platform the virtual festival was taking place, due to the lack of communication. The festival didn’t send any updates about anything. Overall the communication was very bad and just was very disappointing that it seemed very organized. I was excited to be part of the festival but this is my honest truth. I know almost all festivals are going virtual due to the pandemic, but communication is key and I wanted something positive to look forward to during these trying times. Just very disappointing and wish they would’ve made the festival worth submitting. I followed up with on a concern of mine and still no response. I got to be honest.

    October 2020
  • I just have to say Natalie and Mz. Leigh did an amazing job of putting this film festival together. Great locations and great networking opportunities. I had a great overall experience in Minnesota and I will definitely try to come back for the next one. If you are a filmmaker and want to be screened with other great projects.... this is the festival for you.

    October 2019