The Capital City Black Film Festival presents programming that celebrates and showcases films that are written, directed or produced by African American filmmakers, films which prominently feature African American actors, and films that address topics and issues relating to the Black community.
In 2013, CCBFF kicked off its inaugural year with a two-day screening of independent films expressing the African American experience. The event grew bigger the following year and, in 2015, CCBFF’s reach expanded with year-round events and opportunities to experience the brilliant works of black artists and filmmakers across the globe.
This year’s three-day festival begins on Thursday, Aug. 25, with a Filmmaker Welcome Reception (invitation only) in downtown Austin, followed by the event’s opening night celebration and feature film at the Austin Convention Center. On Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, festival attendees will enjoy film screenings, premieres, talkbacks with film directors and casts, panel discussions, workshops, parties, a CCBFF Vendor Pop-Up Shop and the closing night Awards Gala. The weekend will culminate with a Filmmaker Farewell Brunch (invitation only) on Sunday, Aug. 28.
The CCBFF special guest lineup includes actor, writer and producer Miguel A. Núñez Jr. (Juwanna Mann, Belle’s); April Reign, #OscarSoWhite creator, managing editor of BroadwayBlack.com and editor-at-large for Nu Tribe Magazine; Gil Robertson IV, co-founder and president of the African American Film Critics Association; Jamie Broadnax, creator of #BlackPantherSoLIT and @BlackGirlNerds; Maurice Moore, producer, director, screenwriter and CEO and founder of Anaik Films; Fran Harris, television personality, author and life and business coach extraordinaire; Tynicka Battle, founder of TBD; and Xavier Burgin, writer and director of On Time and Olde E, who recently landed a licensing deal with HBO.
Festival passes and individual event tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at capcitybff.com.