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. DBFF was created in order to address under-representation in film and media by giving Black stories an audience and Black creatives a platform. The festival has expanded to the the Denton Black Film Festival Institute and serves filmmakers and creatives of all backgrounds.


January 24th - January 28th, 2024 & Virtually through February 5th


#DBFF24 includes screenings spanning every genre from narrative features and documentaries, to music videos and comedy. Check out the FULL SCHEDULE here!

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. This year they will be highlighting the importance of sharing and celebrating Joy within the Black community and beyond. The celebration of positivity, freedom, and the fulfillment of being yourself.

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. More is to be announced...Now is the perfect time to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!

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