Denton Black Film Festival

Sharing stories of the Black community – traditions, ideas, and experiences – in a multitude of ways.

The Denton Black Film Festival is the brainchild of Harry Eaddy, festival director, and is presented by the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation. In 2014, Harry Eaddy approached two staples of the Denton community – Cheylon Brown and Mesha George – with a unique idea to bring an event focused on Black cinema to the region. 


January 26 - 30, 2022
Virtual programming year-round.


To Be Announced


The Denton Black Film Festival returns this January with a hybrid festival. Built around amazing cinema, the festival is unique from many others in that it also features music, a technology expo, spoken word/poetry, art and more. This festival celebrates the diverse stories and culture of the black community through film, music, and art.

Storytelling is the core of any culture. Stories are how traditions, ideas, and experiences are shared and passed down from one generation to the next. DBFF is a platform for stories about black lives, black culture and black experiences to be shared, told and lived.

The Denton Black Film Festival creates a space where:
· a minority culture can be a majority experience.
· stories on the margins are given center stage.
· the black experience is valued, validated and celebrated.

Denton, a rapidly evolving arts and culture hotbed provides the perfect backdrop for DBFF on its trajectory to building community, celebrating culture, but most importantly, sharing stories.

The festival features narratives, documentaries, and shorts submitted by filmmakers nationwide and internationally. Screenings are usually held at the historic Campus Theatre in downtown Denton. Main attractions and activities during the festival include music and art exhibits. Other ancillary events are spoken word and comedy showcases, industry workshops, and an artist mixer event.


The DBFF Tech Expo is a 2 ½ day technology expo taking place January 27-29, 2022 at the Denton Civic Center in Denton, Texas. Not your average tech event, this event is open to the public with immersive activities for the curious, students, and the family. Explore the next generation of technology & innovation in Film, AI, VR, XR, and Immersive Technologies.  

Experience the speakers and exhibitors then connect at local bars designated for networking. 


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