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FAQ

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

The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is set for Dec. 4th – 6th, 2020 virtually. Those who have purchased their passes will be given access to join the festival online on opening night on Dec. 4th.

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 and 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.

While CCBFF aims to educate, its main focus will be to screen films created by Black filmmakers. Panel discussions will be held when films are not being screened. This will allow attendees the opportunity to take full advantage of everything CCBFF has to offer. Filmmakers will gladly chat with attendees virtually about their films and craft.

Please be advised that this effort might be changed.

What will be going on at the festival?

The festival will provide interactive panel discussions and screenings, including the chance to network with other filmmaking professionals.

What is the schedule for the festival?

The festival will be held from Dec. 4th (6 p.m. CST) – Dec. 6th (10 p.m. CST), and you can find the schedule of screenings and panels on Eventive.

What type of films will be screened at the festival?

The festival will screen features, documentaries, shorts, and music videos. The film ratings will range from G through the maximum of R. No X or Adult Rated content will be screened.

What is the difference between competitive vs invitational screenings?

Competitive screenings are those submitted films which have been judged for a festival award.

Invitational screenings may be submitted films that do not meet the stated criteria and deemed worthy of screening but are not included in the festival competition for awards. Or they may be non-submitted films the festival selected for screening and are not included in the festival competition for awards.

What is the difference between a Festival Badge, a Festival Pass and a Session Pass?

Festival Badges are provided to filmmakers whose films have been selected for screening and will give the bearer of the badge access to all festival events.

VIP, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Sampler passes can be purchased here.

How will I receive my Virtual Festival Pass or Badge?

All virtual online purchases will be securely available throughout the festival and on-demand for 48 hours after the festival.

What can I do to get involved with the festival?

There are volunteer opportunities during the planning stages as well as during the actual festival. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application.

How can I attend only parts of the virtual festival?

We have different types of passes available for purchase. Please visit our virtual passes page for information regarding festival events and costs.

We have different types of passes available for purchase. Please visit our virtual passes page for more information regarding the festival events and costs.

When will the passes, badges, and tickets go on sale?

Festival Passes are on sale now, and through the end of the festival.

What are the opportunities for networking?

Attending the festival will give you access to actors, filmmakers, producers, and other professionals in the film industry. Our festival is meant to strengthen the Black film community and create opportunities and make a living in the filmmaking business.

We also look to create a positive impact on the community we serve.

What is the Festival’s refund policy?

Passes ordered prior to the festival are eligible for a refund if the request is submitted by December 3, 2020. There will be a processing fee accessed towards all refunds. After December 3, 2020, all payments are non-refundable. Send refund requests via email.

I have a code but I don’t know what to do with it.

If you have a discount code and wish to unlock a film, click “Have a discount code?”, enter your discount code and click “Apply” to receive a free ticket.

Are the panels included in the VIP price?

Yes, attendees have unlimited access to our industry panels in the VIP Pass.

Why is the credit card information grayed out when I am trying to enter it?

The box is gray is initially gray, but you’ll need to click inside to enter your information.

Will I get to ask Anthony Anderson a question?

We can’t guarantee all the questions will get in, but there will be a live chat with a Q&A section, please pre-register to take advantage of this feature

I bought a VIP pass; how will I receive my t-shirt?

We will mail your t-shirt to the address you listed when you purchased your ticket. We anticipate that t-shirts will be mailed out on or after December 4, 2020. 

I only want to see a friend’s film; how do I do that?

If you’d only like to see your friend’s film, please ask them which screening block they are in and then choose that one in your CCBFF Sampler Pass.

Do I have to watch the films at the times they are listed?

No, you can watch them all on-demand, and you can unlock each individual one for $9.

How many films are in a screening block?

The number of films in a screening block varies. Please take a look at how many films are in each block: https://watch.eventive.org/capcitybff