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Final deadline to submit films is Oct. 29.

Submit Your Work

Do you have a film that you think the Denton Black Film Festival audience would love to see? Submit your film for #DBFF19. DBFF proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. We are accepting entries for:

  • Narrative Features
  • Documentary Features
  • Narrative and Documentary Shorts
  • College Shorts

The final deadline is Oct. 29, 2018. Click the button to submit with FilmFreeway. For rules, guidelines and to submit your work, visit https://filmfreeway.com/DentonBlackFilmFestival. Questions? Contact Linda Eaddy at dbfffilmmaker@gmail.com or 469-573-0799.


Regular: Sept. 17, 2018 Extended to Oct. 8, 2018 

Final/Extended: Oct. 29, 2018

*** No submissions for the 2019 festival will be accepted after Oct. 29, 2018 ***

Filmmaker Reviews

Denton was the first festival to screen my short film and it was an amazing experience. The founders and the entire staff treated everyone from the filmmakers to the attendees like royalty. For it to be their third year running, they were very well-organized and the itinerary ran smoothly the entire period. If you're a first-time filmmaker, I recommend that you get your feet wet here at the Denton Black Film Festival!

- Peter McNeil, 2018

This is one of the most well-run film festivals I've ever attended. It was very structured, organized, professional. They had all their stuff together. The programming was of quality, the workshops were great, and the filmmakers were very friendly. The location was also great. They even had comedy and music. This was the most fun I've had in a film festival. Definitely recommend.

- Raeshelle Cooke, 2018

This is simply one of the best film festivals in the country. The communication is on point, the hospitality is great, the energy is so warm and inviting. In addition to the films, they have music, poetry, comedy, and art. If you haven't submitted or attending the festival do your self a favor and make it a point to attend 2019 DBFF. This is truly a festival that celebrates the filmmakers.

- Jacolby Percy, 2018

The leadership of this festival is, extremely, invested in the filmmakers. Very warm, welcoming and professional!

- Miriam Pollock, 2018

The Denton Black Film Festival really does a great job of making you feel welcomed as a filmmaker. The community appreciates independent film and there's lots of great places to eat. I can't wait to submit my next film to this festival.

- Loki Mulholland, 2018

Small town feeling and a great place to receive and make an impact.

- Cheryl Fabio, 2018