Pre-Festival Events


Date: Saturday, January 6th
Time: 2:30-4:30 PM
Location: Scrap Denton | 420 S Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76201
Date: Saturday, January 13th
Time: 11:30-1:30 PM
Location: Scrap Denton | 420 S Bell Ave, Denton, TX 76201

Scrapes event

MUSIC | Texas Smooth Groove Holiday Concert

Denton Black Film Festival proudly supports the Texas Smooth Groove Holiday Concert – featuring saxophonist Tom Braxton, members from the band Fingerprints, guitarist Mark Harper, and internationally known vocalist Toni Redd.

Don’t miss out on this one night only event featuring some of our best local jazz artists sharing their music and some special Holiday favorites.

Get your tickets online 

Date: Friday, December 22nd
Time: 7 PM
Location: Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater | 100 N Charles St, Lewisville, TX 75057

Smooth Grove Event

Pre-Sale Opens

Date: December 15, 2017

Individual Film Blocks Special Events (Spoken Word/Comedy/Workshops/etc.)


MUSIC | Denton Black Film Festival 2018 Kick-Off Party featuring Denton Funk Soul

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 8 PM
Location: Dan’s Silver Leaf | 103 Industrial St, Denton, TX 76201


FILM | Jerico

Screening Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 6 PM
Location: Austin Center Fort Worth | 1111 E Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110


Pre-Sale Opens

Date: November 29, 2017 A Musical Journey with Frank McComb Pre-Sale Opens

Date: November 28, 2017 VIP – All Access Pass


FILM | Best of 2017 Short Films Screening

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 7pm- 9pm
Location: PAAC @ GDAC | 400 E Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201


Black Friday Sale

Date: November 24-27, 2017 VIP – All Access Passes available via PreKindle

 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
Click here to get tickets


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

**Save The Date – 2019*** Denton Black Film Festival January 23-27, 2019