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Film Submissions

Film Submissions for 2018 are NOW CLOSED!

We will begin receiving film submissions for DBFF2018 starting April 3rd. See the deadlines below and click over to our Film Freeway page for guidelines and submission portal.



DBFF @ Dallas Int'l Film Festival
Screening of Dayveon (Sundance selected film)

Angelika Theatre - Dallas
April 5th - 9:45pm, April 6th - 7pm
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Denton Black Film Festival 2017

January 27-29, 2017
Location - Campus Theater
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Community Movie Night

Saturday, Nov 19 - 3pm - 6pm
MLK Recreational Center - 1300 Wilson St, Denton TX 76205

MLK Film Event

BlackBox Theater Presents Andrew “Jr Boy” Jones Blues

August 20th, 2016 - 7PM- 10:30PM
Black Box Theatre - 318 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
DCT and Denton Black Film Festival brings this classic blues show to the Point Bank Black Box Theater for 2 seatings.

Black Box Presents Andrew -

A Night With Shelley Carrol

July 16th, 2016 - 8PM-11:30PM
Black Box Theatre - 318 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201
Denton Community Theatre in conjunction with the Denton Black Film Festival presents a Shelley Carrol, a true “Texas Tenor” saxophonist in a rare denton appearance

An Evening With Shelley carrol

Reflections : An Anthology of Black Music and Art

June 11th, 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Patterson Appleton Arts Center
Hosted by Katina Butler and Joseph’s Coat

Reflections Event

Joseph's Coat Ministries and the Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation (Denton Black Film Festival) are proud to announce our jointly sponsored Building Bridges event - Reflections: An Anthology of Black Music & Arts - which will take place Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 6pm in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Our hope is to create a fun event that brings our diverse community together, honors the contributions of Black Americans to the arts, and raises
scholarship funds for DAASF.

North Texas Black Filmmaker Mixer

Thursday, May 19th 2016. 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location - Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine Restaurant

North Texas Black Filmmaker Event