We're Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary in 2017!

Join us in Austin in August to help us celebrate 5 YEARS of showcasing the Best New Black Independent Films from the Brightest Minds in Filmmaking! Thanks to our Filmmaker Family, film fans, industry supporters and sponsors for making CCBFF 2016 a huge success. Enjoy the recap video and photos, and check back often for more information about CCBFF 2017. See you this summer!

2016 Winners





1st Place

Brandon & Secketia Lewis      

Last Night of the Year

2nd Place 

Ralston Ramsay                                                                   

The Cliff

3rd Place

Dennis Dotson



The Closet

1st Place

Timeca Serretti                        


2nd Place

Marcellus Cox                                                                       


3rd Place

Arthur Cartwright

Documentary Feature

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Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith

1st Place

Jesse Nesser

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Tear The Roof Off:         The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic

2nd Place

Bobby J. Brown

Zydeco Breakfast

3rd Place

Thomas Uhl

Documentary Shorts

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The Queen of Rosewood

1st Place

Benita Ododili Ozoude        

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Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emannuel

2nd Place

Ken Beale & Joe Clark                                                      

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Rise Up

3rd Place

Marcellus Cox

Music Video



1st Place

Da'shade Moonbeam           

Baby Girl

2nd Place 

Chris Van Loan Sr.