This intimate festival celebrates the beautiful storytelling and unique, and yet still universal, perspective of talented African Americans filmmakers.

CCBFF includes year-round events and opportunities to experience the brilliant works of black artists and filmmakers from across the globe.

Live Music Capital of the World, a booming hub for renowned tech giants and innovative start-ups, and home to the world’s greatest music and entertainment festivals, Austin is on its way to becoming the Hollywood of Texas, making it the perfect home for the Capital City Black Film Festival.

CCBFF Benefactors and Supporters



An envied hotbed of technological start-ups and a live music persona renowned the world over, Austin has welcomed its next chapter in the entertainment industry: the Capital City Black Film Festival. The festival’s goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry.

In 2013, CCBFF kicked off its inaugural year with a two-day screening of independent films expressing the African American experience.  In 2014, we staged an even bigger and better event, reaching minds and hearts beyond the U.S.

In 2015, we expanded CCBFF’s reach with year-round events and opportunities to experience the brilliant works of black artists and filmmakers across the globe. Our 2016 event attracted major film studios, actors and industry professionals in record numbers.

In 2017, we celebrated our 5th Anniversary! With household names such as ACL, SXSW and Urban Music Festival in its annual calendar, Austin now includes CCBFF on the city’s list of can’t miss events.

Our Mission

The Capital City Black Film Festival exists to provide emerging and established independent filmmakers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work in “one of the best places to live and work as a moviemaker” (according to MovieMaker Magazine) – Austin, Texas.

CCBFF presents programming that celebrates and showcases films that are written, directed or produced by African American filmmakers, films which prominently feature African American actors or films that address topics and issues relating to the Black community. CCBFF offers year-round programming for filmmakers and film lovers alike, including screenings, networking, educational workshops and special events. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin and in Texas.

Our Goals

• Further diversity through artistic articulation, discussions and the sharing of ideas.
• Facilitate workshops and panel discussions for education in the areas of film production, film distribution and marketing.
• Participate in economic growth and development by inviting film and television companies to produce content in Austin and the state of Tx.
• Assist artists in researching the extensive amount of resources available in Texas and the city of Austin.
• Support and exhibit visual creations which portray the African American experience and the history of African lineage around the world.
• Create opportunities for industry experts and filmmakers to network, share ideas and enhance creative careers.

Black Film Collective (BFC) is the fiscal sponsor of the Capital City Black Film Festival.

Founded in Austin, Texas, BFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness among African Americans of professional film industry opportunities. Recognizing the lack of information aimed at the Black film community related to film projects, history and future trends, BFC designs programs and events to support, educate and train Black youth and adult filmmakers on film-related topics and broader industry issues.

  • I had a wonderful experience. The people were nice and I was able to see some great films. I can’t wait to go back.

    Kel Davis
    Kel Davis
  • We really had an excellent time at the Capital City Black Film Festival. The staff were quite receptive and the communication was just amazing. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the festival. So much to do in 4 days it was wild, but a good wild…CCBFF is where it’s at.

    Cosby Tatum
    Cosby Tatum
  • CCBFF…was a uniquely chill presentation paired with a little southern charm and it was the perfect platform to submit my debut film.

    Adrian D. Tyus
    Adrian D. Tyus