Upcoming Events

CCBFF is more than a Film Festival - we create valuable experiences for filmmakers and film fans. We are intentional about offering programs, speakers, workshops, events and support systems to not only entertain, but to enhance creative careers, businesses and brands. If you're looking for things to do in Austin, come to the Capital City Black Film Festival events!


Girls Trip CCBFF Screening

Capital City Black Film Festival and soulciti Present: Girls Trip - July 20, 2017 at 7:00pm - Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

Are you ready for this? Capital City Black Film Festival and soulciti have arranged a special bSCENE sneak peek screening of Girls Trip on Thursday, July 20th at Alamo Lakeline. Get your girls and get your tickets!

Four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival (known as “the party with a purpose!”), and over the course of a weekend they find themselves getting crazy, getting dirty and getting their grooves back.

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (THE BEST MAN), GIRLS TRIP is a raucous and raunchy comedy that doesn’t push the boundaries of good taste - it completely ignores them. Breaking through those boundaries are a quartet of great actresses, including Jada Pinkett Smith, the eternal Queen Latifah, Tiffany Hadish and SCARY MOVIE’s Regina Hall. They’re joined by a couple of handsome hunks, including Larenz Tate and LUKE CAGE’s Mike Colter.


Capital City Black Film Festival and soulciti Present: ALL EYEZ ON ME - June 15, 2017 at 7:25pm - Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline


Capital City Black Film Festival and soulciti have arranged a special bSCENE screening of ALL EYEZ ON ME for Thursday, June 15th at Alamo Lakeline, before the movie hits nationwide on Friday. This screening will sell out quickly, so get your ticket now!

ALL EYEZ ON ME follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world's most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur's raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing. 

Capital City Black Film Festival and soulciti Present: Boomerang & Brunch - May 27, 2017 at 11:00am - Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

It's the 25th Anniversary of Boomerang! Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) and soulciti are celebrating with a special brunch screening of this classic hit as part of our #bSCENE screening series at the Alamo Drafthouse

We're celebrating in high style, with Alamo Drafthouse Mueller's signature brunch menu that includes CHILAQUILES, FRIED EGG BLTs and CARAMEL CRÉME BRÛLÉE FRENCH TOAST. Your ticket includes a FREE SERVING of Chicken 'N Waffles flavored popcorn provided by our sponsor, SoulPopped Gourmet Popcorn! If you're looking for things to in Austin on Memorial Day weekend, be sure to put this event on your list! Get your tickets now before the Boomerang & Brunch screening sells out!

Capital City Black Film Festival and soulciti Present: JERICO with Cast and Crew Talkback - April 29, 2017 at 1:45pm - Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) and soulciti continue their popular Alamo Drafthouse screening series with Jerico, first place feature winner at CCBFF 2016. After the screening, you'll have the opportunity to talk it up with the cast and crew of this award-winning film.

Recently featured on Ebony.comJerico is the story of best friends, Jarvis Cook and Jerico Walker, living in 1964 rural Mississippi. Jarvis is a hardworking man fighting hard to overcome a past tragedy and live out the dreams his father couldn't achieve. Jerico is a spontaneous and carefree jokester who regularly gets Jarvis off track, but would do anything for his friend.

Together they challenge the restrictions and bias of Jim Crow and set out on a dangerous, but comedic journey to fulfill the lifelong dream Jarvis' father never could. With all the elements of the Jim Crow south against them, Jerico makes an unlikely, yet heroic decision in an effort to save their lives. Get your tickets now!


Thinkery21: Lights, Cameras, Cocktails!

Capital City Black Film Festival Demonstrates Movie Magic: Indie Style! - April 6, 2017 - from 7:00pm-10:00pm

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the art and science of movie magic at Thinkery21: Lights, Camera, Cocktails! CCBFF is one of several organizations that have been invited to participate in the 21 and over event! What's our demonstration?

Movie Magic: Indie Style! - Brush up on your Tony Stark one-liners and film a scene where you appear to be inside of Iron Man's suit. The Capital City Black Film Festival demonstrates how independent filmmakers can make movie magic on a budget.


People will be able to experience hands-on explorations, demonstrations and performances at Thinkery, then strut down the red carpet and check out the new Alamo Drafthouse Mueller and Barrel O’ Fun, featuring exclusive activities for this entertaining evening only. Hope to see you there!

Felicia D. Henderson

Felicia D. Henderson

An Evening with Felicia D. Henderson - March 22, 2017 - FREE EVENT

Join Capital City Black Film Festival and Austin Public for a special evening with Felicia D. Henderson, Executive Producer and Co-Creator of BET’s new TV drama, The Quad. The evening will include a screening of the episode "#Mulebone," and will be followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Henderson, who’s credits also include MoeshaSoul FoodEverybody Hates ChrisFringeGossip Girl, and more!

Ms. Henderson is the award-winning creator of the landmark Showtime Network hit Soul Food: the Series, television’s first long-running drama featuring African Americans (five seasons). 

Currently, Ms. Henderson is executive producing and co-created The Quad, a one-hour drama for BET Networks; and is co-executive producing an adaptation of a Marvel comic book for Netflix. Most recently, Ms. Henderson executive produced Single Ladies and Reed Between the Lines for BET Networks. The successful writer/director/producer has written and co- executive produced such high-profile shows as Gossip Girl, Fringe and Everybody Hates Chris. Additional credits include: Sister Sister, Moesha, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and Family Matters. 

Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!