Events

We have a full and interactive weekend on tap!


Featuring Special Ambassadors LEON and MALIK YOBA with a 25TH Anniversary Screening of COOL RUNNINGS. A VIP Pass or Thursday Night Pass is required for entry.


As a component of the Opening Night Ceremonies – we will posthumously award the HARLEM LIGHTS AWARD to DON BAYLOR. The HLA recognizes luminaries in all fields of endeavor, especially the creative arts. A VIP Pass or Thursday Night Pass is required for entry.

CCBFF sits down with Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer AMANI MARTIN to discuss his career, breaking into the industry and the powerful stories that exist in the sports industry and athletics.

After the chat, Martin will speak with Quarterback trainer QUINCY AVERY and Left Field Marketing’s BRIAN FITCH about their pilot Project Audible.

A VIP Pass or Panel Pass is required for entry.


Featured Screening of BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: THE C.R. ROBERTS STORY. A VIP Pass or Friday Night Pass is required for entry.

Joining us will be Special Guest VINCE YOUNG. Young avenged Texas’ honor with a thrilling 41-38 last second victory over USC at the 2008 Rose Bowl for the BCS National Championship.

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With Rob Williams, SVP of Theatrical Motion Pictures, Development, and Production, JuVee Productions.

Lack of diversity in Hollywood is no secret. Since April Reign’s viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite created an uproar on social media, attention has been drawn to seeing an increase of diverse roles on all levels in the film industry. Several organizations have launched efforts to address this problem without significant results. Williams will lead this discussion with participating filmmakers to explore their perspectives on the issue.

A VIP Pass or Sat AM Panel Pass is required for entry.

After completing their film projects, many filmmakers are left wondering “now what?” Experienced film and entertainment industry PR & Marketing experts provide filmmakers with a roadmap to creating affordable marketing plans to get their film recognized.

Panelists: Jon Gist, Director, Multicultural Publicity and Promotions, Universal Pictures

DeDe Brown, Acting Director, The MRKT

Brian Fitch, Cofounder, Left Field Agency

Moderator: Desirae A. Jones, Founder & Creative Consultant, Desirae Jones Co.

A VIP Pass or Sat PM Panel Pass is required for entry.


Closing Night Ceremony and After Party

Filmmaker Farewell Brunch