Join us for 3 days of all things black film. The full slate of events includes a Purple Rain Kick-Off Affair, 14 hours of film blocks with the screening of over 50 movies, a Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, Harlem Lights Award Presentation, the Deborah Riley Draper Award Presentation, social actviations,  industry panel discussions — and much more!

CCBFF 2019 kicks off with a Pre-Event featuring a 35th Anniversary Screening of Purple Rain with Music & Networking! This is a FREE Event! Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn available + Food and Drink Specials! Sounds by DJ Donte


CCBFF attendees will have the opportunity to see a sneak preview of the thriller before it hits movie theaters on August 30th. The screening will be on Wednesday, August 28 at 7p at Alamo Drafthouse Mueller and is FREE with an RSVP.

Don’t Let Go stars David Oyelowo (Selma) and Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time) and was directed by Jacob Estes (Mean Creek). In the film, detective Jack Radcliff (Oyelowo) gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley (Reid). Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen.

CCBFF will host a Special Screening of OUT OF OMAHA on Saturday, August 31. We will be joined by Darcell Trotter and Wayne Brown, the film’s subjects, along with the director.

From Director Clay Tweel and executive producer J Cole, OUT OF OMAHA traces 8 years in the coming-of-age journey of Darcell and Darrell Trotter, identical twin brothers from North Omaha.

By intimately portraying the twins’ hopes and struggles, and the love and help they give and get along the way, the film examines just how much it can take to overcome disadvantages rooted in historic injustice.

OUT OF OMAHA made its world premiere at DocNYC and won its first of multiple Audience Awards. The film will premiere September 9 on STARZ and will be available for purchase/download that night on AppleTV, Amazon, Google Play, and FandangoNow.

Collaborating with local community organizations and schools, the Black Media Council (BMC) and CCBFF will showcase approximately 12-15 short films/videos (10 mins. or under) by Black/African American youth.

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The Spectrum Theatre Company presents its 4th Annual Youth Monologue Contest at the Capital City Black Film Festival. The event will take place September 1, 2019 at the Austin Convention Center. Preliminary rounds will begin at 12:00pm with the finals being held at 4:30pm.

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