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The Capital City Black Film Festival

As America has been forced into an awakening due to its history of racial injustice, Capital City Black Film Festival’s (CCBFF) 2020 theme “Breakthrough: Unleash Your Power”

Who We Are


We are Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF), Austin’s only Black film festival. We are proud to showcase the best in Black independent film from the brightest minds in filmmaking. As of the fastest growing film festivals in the region, CCBFF presents screenings, special events and exciting opportunities for people to experience the brilliant work of Black artists and filmmakers from across the globe. 2020 marks our eighth annual festival and we are going virtual Dec. 4-6. Stay tuned for more information and join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on festival events and ticketing.



Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the Capital City Black Film Festival take place?

The Capital City Black Film Festival - Austin, Texas is set for December 4th – December 6th, 2020 virtually. Click here to purchase your tickets. 

What is the Capital City Black Film Festival?

CCBFF is a Texas film festival based in Austin, the Capital of Texas. The festival’s goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry. The festival’s main goal is to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their work in Austin – one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin.

How do screening blocks work?

The Capital City Black Film Festival shows films in screening blocks. Screening blocks are a series of films that play back to back. At the end of each screening block, we will have a filmmaker talk-back with the filmmakers that are available for questions about their film at the end.

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