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 24th - January 28th, 2024

Extended Virtually January 28th - February 5th, 2023


#DBFF23 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 film guide of must sees including '#BlackatSMU', '150 Degress of Resiliency', '1872 Forward Foreward', and 'Afrikan by the way of America'. Review the complete schedule to find information regarding specific screening times and viewing details. 

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

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