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!
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.com, Jerico 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!
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 Moesha, Soul Food, Everybody Hates Chris, Fringe, Gossip 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!