The second annual Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a weekend-long activity-filled event that begins with a VIP reception at University of North Texas January 28, 2016. Screenings of feature films and documentaries, shorts and student films from high school and college students begin January 29-31 at the historic Campus Theatre downtown Denton. On Friday, January 29th, legendary actress, Irma P. Hall will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Hall’s film works include, “A Family Thing,” with James Earl Jones and Robert Duvall, “Soul Food,” in the role of “Mama Joe” and “The Ladykiller” starring Tom Hanks. Other DBFF activities include a January 23rd Pre-Film Festival event at the Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC) featuring live music, interpretive dance, and a children’s art contest; lively film and art discussions at the UNT Gallery on three consecutive Thursdays beginning January 7th and a music celebration/Tribute to Gospel Music January 31st. Last year, more than 800 people attended the DBFF and event coordinators are expecting at least 2,000 attendees in 2016. “Now that the community has an expectation of the Denton Black Film Festival, our goal is to reach a broader segment of the community by offering something for every age-group,” says event director, Harry Eaddy. “Excellence in music, art, and cinema is something we all can celebrate and the DBFF has become an annual event that will continue to get bigger and better,” he says.