DBFF is here again to lift black voices

It's time to get ready for the 8th annual Denton Black Film Festival. This year's programming includes virtual movie screenings, panels, music, spoken word, comedy, and art. Read on for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your #DBFF22 experience.


#DBFF22 includes screenings spanning every genre from narrative features and documentaries, to music videos and comedy. Explore the full listing of this year's offerings to get a taste of what is available and piques your interest. The festival has even compiled a list of highlights, including invitational films 'Caged Birds', '$avvy', 'Little Satchmo', and 'Dirt'. Review the complete schedule to find information regarding specific screening times and viewing details. Many individual videos are $9.99 and are available to watch within 10 days of purchase.


Virtual experience passes are available to take full advantage of #DBFF22.
A VIP Pass includes the following:

  •  Access to ALL VIRTUAL experiences except for films with geographic restrictions and audience caps. Pre-Order Early to avoid any audience caps.
  • Special Pre-Festival Virtual meeting to share festival happenings, provide personal scheduling help, and answer any questions.
  • Special Invitation to the Virtual Film Awards Celebration
  • Invitations to DBFF events throughout the year 
  • 10% Discount on Passes for 2023 DBFF (May be added to already discounted pricing)
  • Eventive Help Desk for any troubleshooting issues

A Five Block Pass includes the following:

  • Five (5) Individual film virtual film screening blocks and all ticketed events of your choice except for films with geographic restrictions and audience caps. Pre-Order Early to avoid any audience caps.
  • Free screenings, panels, talks, etc. as listed in the festival schedule.
  • Eventive Help Desk for any troubleshooting issues

**Discount passes for parties of 7 or more are available by contacting 469-573-0799**


Don't forget to make your voice known by casting your vote for your favorite films in the #DBFF22 people's Choice Awards. The full award ceremony takes place on Sunday, February 6th. Before you settle in for your festival watching experience, take a look at this year's finalists.

2022 Denton Black Film Festival Finalists


Just because this year's festival is virtual doesn't mean we have to skimp on the food. Consider placing a take-out order from any of these delicious black-owned establishments to ensure the perfect viewing experience.


In addition to all of the incrediblephoto of Ciara Elle Bryant's art exhibit virtual offerings, #DBFF22 also features a mixed media video installation from artist Ciara Elle Bryant at the UNT CoLab during normal business hours. Bryant is this year's Artist in Residency and uses photography, video, and installation to explore black culture in the new millennium.