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
  • Bryan Bostic

    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
  • Bridgett Ladd

    Thankful to have my film screened. The communication was exceptional, Leigh kept me informed. Great festival and hats off to Natalie. I enjoyed my time in Minneapolis

    October 2019
  • I flew in from LA along with some of the other Actors/Producers who flew in from Delaware. The hospitality and warm welcome from both Natalie and Leigh was greatly appreciated. Thanks to TCBFF for selecting our film to screen at this year's festival!

    October 2019
  • Donna Johnson

    I was honored to have my first film shown at the Twin Cities Black Film Festival festival. Everyone was very warm and friendly.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank You Donna! We were happy to have you!
    Continue to create Great Films!🤓

  • Antoine Allen

    This was my first time submitting to this film festival and my last. For a film festival to be around this many years. It was very poor in communication. Did not find out the showtime of my film until the week of the festival. After I send out few emails and had to text the founder to find out what’s the problem. A filmmaker should not have to track down a festival to find out information about their own film. A film festival with a lot of years. But not a lot of experience.

    November 2017