The 2017 Festival Schedule will be available soon.

Here's the great line up we had in 2016!

Thursday, Aug 25

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Registration and Ticket Sales Open

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Filmmaker Welcome Reception           (Invitation Only)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Night Celebration:

Film & Fashion             

Austin Convention Center                 

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Opening Night Film Classic: Carmen Jones

Austin Convention Center                  

 

Friday, Aug 26

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Registration and Ticket Sales Open

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Film Screenings

Screen 1 – Room 9C

The Writer's Block

Color Blues

Screen 2 – Room 9A

Endless Love
Kumar and Jen Go to Dinner
Shadow Greed

Screen 3 – Room 8C         

Fork in the road
Baby Girl
Somewhere in Edo
Dog Fight

Screen 4 – Room 8A

Black Majick

Juneteenth Jamboree

Sixth Square Documentaries

Coach Robinson


12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Spectrum Theatre                              

Youth & Young Adult Monologue Contest                                        

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PANEL: The Distribution Game: Is There An Art to Selling Your Movie?                      

Distribution is a business. From casting and storyline to production quality and marketing – it all matters. Industry insiders discuss what you can do to give yourself the best shot at a distribution deal. 

Moderator: Maurice Moore, Producer, Director and Screenwriter, and CEO and Founder of Anaik Films

Panelists: Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Actor, Writer and Producer; Candice C. Wilson, Acquisitions & Development Director  for CODEBLACK FILMS; and Fran Harris, Author, Screenwriter and Television Personality.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Film Screenings

Screen 1 – Room 9C

Last Night of the Year
Wish Me Luck

Screen 2 – Room 9A

DayDreams&WeirdFacts
Doors
Sistah Did What? Ep. 6: "Sistah's Pyschic"

Screen 3 – Room 8C

Biggi Ghetto
A Partial Heart

Screen 4 – Room 8A

The Strongman
Too Black

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Write Way Screenwriters Workshop with Fran Harris              

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Film Screenings

Screen 1 – Room 9C

Interview With A Racist
Raising Bertie

Screen 2 – Room 9A

Til Love Comes

ATM – Authentic Tentative M 

Featuring Q&A with director Lancelot Oduwa Imaseun

Screen 3 – Room 8C

Benin Erosion
Break

Screen 4 – Room 8A

Zydeco Breakfast
Ultimate Choice (Part One)

8:00 PM

Special Screening

Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement

10:00 PM

Episode IV Director's Cut Party

The Brass House, 115 San Jacinto      

 

Saturday, Aug 27

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Registration and Ticket Sales Open

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

MPowered Youth Film Workshop

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Film Screenings

Screen 1 – Room 8C

CainAbel
Abortion Party
The Queen of Rosewood
Scars
Jaded Reflections
Dreams My Master

Screen 2 – Room 9C

Power
'We the People'
Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith
Fightlady
The Age of Rebellion

Screen 3 – Room 9A

Confused...by Love
Institutionalized
Sweet Dillard
The Closet
The System
Love

Screen 4 – Room 8A

Sleeper
Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emanuel
Checkers in the Afternoon
Saving Barbara Sizemore

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Write Way Screenwriting Workshop with Fran Harris 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

PANEL: Black (Panther) Power        

In 2018, the Marvel Universe will welcome its first Black Superhero movie (and predominately Black cast) to the big screen: Black Panther. The film industry historically has shied away from “Black movies,” fearing that audiences won’t like them and studios won’t make money from them. Black Twitter’s overwhelming response to the movie – #BlackPantherSoLIT – is a good indication that Black Panther will have a huge box office payoff. This panel will discuss the current state of diversity in Hollywood and what impact Black Panther will have on how the industry perceives the domestic and international market for Black films.

Moderator: April Reign, Creator of #OscarSoWhite, Managing Editor of BroadwayBlack.com, and Editor-at-Large for Nu Tribe Magazine

Panelists: Gil Robertson IV, Co-Founder and President of the African American Film Critics Association 

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

MPowered Youth Film Screenings

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Film Screenings

Screen 1 – Room 8C

'Bro'
From Selma to Stonewall: Are we there yet?
Out of Bounds

Screen 2 – Room 9C

Split Decision
Rise Up
Jerico
Some Torches Don't Burn

Screen 3 – Room 9A

MPOWERED YOUTH SCREENINGS

Screen 4 – Room 8A

The Cliff
Tear the Roof Off-The Untold Story of Parliament Funkadelic

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: A Q&A with Xavier Burgin - How To Build A Massive Audience Outside of the Movie Studio System                        

In this day and age, the big studios no longer have a monopoly on audiences. Independent filmmakers can level the playing field and amass a huge following for their films through strategic social media. Learn from one savvy indie filmmaker’s success in building his brand and fan base. Burgin's acclaimed short film, On Time, will also be shown.

Hosted by: Tynicka Battle, Founder, TBD

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Red Carpet Networking

8:00 PM

The 4th Annual Capital City Black Film Festival Awards Gala

Awards Ceremony with Keynote Address by Laurens Grant, Director of Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement       

10:00 PM

Awards After Party                           

 

Sunday, Aug 28

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Filmmaker Farewell Brunch                 (Invitation Only)