Films & Events

Upcoming Events by DBFF, Partners, & Friends

DBFF Institute – Private Watch Party of The Weeping Season

Film website: http://theweepingseason.com/

Where: Links will be shared privately

RSVP early for access here




A filmmaker investigates the 1983 disappearance of her father—inventor, writer, and martial artist Miguel Hidalgo—in the Venezuelan Amazon. As she returns to the site of his vanishing decades later, she uncovers dark secrets about the man she always idolized and after whom she molded her identity, forcing her to come to terms with a very different person from the father she remembers and to rethink her own life and who she now wants to become.

Alexandra Hidalgo, director, producer, and writer of The Weeping Season

Cristina Carrasco, editor and writer of The Weeping Season

Soul Talk is a series that holds intimate conversations with creatives to discuss their work. Every second Sunday DBFF will bring you an engaging conversation that dives into the motive, interpretation, and implementation of a project. Guests will vary from the discipline of film, art, poetry, and music.

When: August 9th, 2020 – January 10th, 2020

Where: Series will be available on Facebook Live and Youtube.

Tickets: RSVP on Eventbrite

Let’s Talk About It
Premiere night is always full of anticipation. Join the first peek conversation with DBFF on Twitter. Share your first reactions on watch night then join us on Instagram Live the next day for a review session hosted by Black film critics.


Where: Series will be available on Twitter and Instagram Live.

DBFF Institute Community Conversations
Upcoming dates:
August 28th at 6pm
September 24th – State of the Industry
October 29th
December 3rd


Where: Via Zoom. Sign Up for DBFF Newsletter


Crucial Conversations: Race and Racism in Our Community

Online through Zoom. Free. 

Part 2- The Past  August 20th

Part 3: The Present– Thursday, 9/10 @7pm

Part 4: The Future– Thursday, 10/15 @7pm


For those who missed Part 1: Starting the Conversation it can be viewed with this link-  https://youtu.be/Af9DYJrwOJU .

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Jim Austin Online
Enjoy Live & Streaming Music, Daiquiris, Wine & Good Eats featuring FINGERPRINTS, BOBBY FALK GROUP & AHYONZ featuring KENYA C.
Date: August 22nd, 2020
Time: 7pm CST
Price: $5 Virtual Access
Register on Eventbrite


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Film ‘Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn’ tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Yusuf Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today.


Film: Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

Filmmakers: Muta’Ali Muhummad

Hosts: Neil Foote

Watch film: Available on HBO and HBO Max 

September 13th (Art/Poetry)
October 11th (Music)
November 8th (Film)
December 13th (Art/Poetry)
January 10th (Music/Special)

 Our events aim to “Entertain, Educate, and Inspire” the filmmaking and creative community.

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DBFF 2020 Film Awards

With over 93 film selections in 2020, the competition made it hard select our finalist, an of course, the winners! Thank you to every filmmaker, director, producer, and crew member that participated in the Denton Black Film Festival this year. To view the final award winners, click here.