Capital City Black Film Festival is Growing and Ready For 2015

Austin, TX – Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is back for its third year. After a tremendous inaugural year in September 2013 and experiencing unexpected growth in 2014, CCBFF is poised for more growth and success in 2015.

In 2014, film submissions to CCBFF increased by 50% and attendance doubled from the inaugural year. Again filmmakers came from around the country and some from Brazil for the two days of independent films expressing the African American experience. Now, the 2014 festival is staged to be an even BIGGER event. 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 annual premiere events.

Taking place in the beautiful Palmer Events Center, this year’s festival will again host screenings of feature films, documentary/feature films, short films, documentary/short films and music videos. The film ratings will range from G through the maximum of R.

When asked about this year’s festival, Executive Director Winston G. Williams says “In 2014 my goal was to keep the festival small and manageable. But, the film community wouldn’t have it and forced CCBFF to grow. Every day I am still amazed by the interest in the festival. Filmmakers from around the country are contacting us, submitting their films and sharing our information. We are proud to have JuVee Productions of Los Angeles, California on board with for the third year and thank Julius Tennon and Viola Davis for their unwavering support of CCBFF.”

This year’s festival will begin Thursday, August 13, 2015 with an opening night reception, featuring special performances and a feature film screening. Friday and Saturday of the festival will include interactive industry workshops from 9a-11a and film screenings, panel discussions, and more from 12p-9p. The full schedule will be published Monday, June 1, 2015 on our website at END
Event: Capital City Black Film Festival
When: Thursday, August 13, 2015, Friday, August 14, 2015, and Saturday, August 15, 2015.
Where: Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704

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About the Capital City Black Film Festival:
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 one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers, Austin Texas. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin and in Texas.