Films & Events

Thank You for a Great 2020 Festival!

We hope to see you next January with more great Black cinema, spoken word, music and more.

Upcoming Events by DBFF Partners & Friends




What: Juneteenth ’20: Pop Up Film Event 

When: June 18th, 2020 at 7pm – 9pm

Where: Youtube

Free event – Donations welcome; Donations benefit the Denton Black Film Festival and National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum. 

Register Here



Included in the programming are “Zoo” a little known historical narrative short by Monda Raquel Webb which drew many accolades in the USA and internationally and the Award Winning Heroes of Color Animation Series- Episodes 1 & 4 by David Heredia. Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers of West Texas with filmmaker Michael “Aku” Rodriguez; Be touched by Latasha Kennedy’s ” One Last Goodbye” – Winner of the Best Short at 2020 DBFF. Be inspired by “LiME’ and the lesson a mother teaches her son who is “different” about bullies and life. Be entertained by a well executed horror short “Patient Zero” from local filmmaker Issa Currie.

This event kicks off the Jim Austin Online Music Festival – June 19th-20th. 


This year DBFF will be offering a Summer Session of events. Our events aim to “Entertain, Educate, and Inspire” the filmmaking and creative community. Sign up for our email newsletter for upcoming events.

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.