Welcome to the 9th annual Charlotte Black Film Festival and the 2nd annual Digital Village Expo. We proudly remain one of the Southeast largest gatherings of multi-cultural content producers, thought provokers, creative innovators, and technologist.

Film Submissions

The Charlotte Black Film Festival (CBFF) will screen three days of Independent Films, Workshops, Industry Networking, Master Classes and more. Many films submitted into our festival have received theatrical distribution, Cable and TV deals on BET, HBO, TV1, and VOD  just to name a few.

Fashion of Film Showcase

Our Fashion of Film competition will allow designers to showcase their creative talents and create a stylish and innovative garment that
reflects their personal interpretation of a fashion flare film.

Host Hotel

Located just blocks away from the heart of Charlotte Center City with Complimentary Shuttle Service within a 3 mile radius of the hotel, Secured Parking, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet, and Free Wi-Fi. Reserve your rooms now Charlotte Black Film Festival rate of  ONLY $109.00 per night. Hurry limited rooms!!!

Digital Village Expo & PowerUp Stage

Come and meet authors, digital content producers, creatives, music, entertainment executives, marketplace vendors and thought provokers from across the U.S. as they emerged at our 2nd annual Digital Village Exposition.

The Boom Boom Room

Submit your best song into the My Beat your Film listening event. Where filmmakers and attendees will enter the Boom Boom Room for 2 days and rate your music. This is a great platform to promote Artist and music to film directors and music lovers. The winners will be announced on April 13 at the Red Capet Vision Awards.

After Parties and Mixers

Each night come and celebrate the day’s activities at the Charlotte Black Film Festival official after parties.  Free with Festival All access passes.


Workshops led by Industry Experts, TV network executives, technology CEO’s and business professionals. Learn about producing independent films, selling your ideal or screenplay to name a few. For over eight years artists have found inspiration and education at the Charlotte Black Film Festival. Join us to find yours in 2019.

Red Carpet Vision Award

The Red Carpet Vision Awards is the annual events that recognize the best film, acting, directing, best fashion designer and score.  We also recognize our sponsors and individuals who have supported the Vision of the CBFF. Called by many Charlotte version of the Oscars.

PowerUp USA

PowerUP USA is the leader in providing art, digital media, technology and entrepreneurship to in and out of school youth, summer camps, adults and seniors. We also provide consulting services to organizations looking to provided 21st-century skill training.



Our Digital Village offers businesses and organizations numerous ways to connect with attendees. With a goal in mind to educate and uplift our growing, diverse community. CBFF highlights culture in many different areas and offers a chance for filmmakers and visitors to experience premiere arts, film, entertainment, fashion, and music,.











Media, Entertainment, Business  & Technology keynote speakers are experts in innovation, Entrepreneurship, Film & Music Production and Content Creation.  In some cases these speakers literally demo new game-changing technology and Life lessons live on stage.


ABC's of TV and Film Production


Pitch your idea to film executives

Enter the Boom Boom Room

My Beat, your Music

Adapting your Idea or book to Film/TV

The largest gathering of content producers and creators of color in the Carolina's!

Get Your Ticket Here


VIP Festival Pass

Early Bird $99.00 until January 15 – $129.00 regular price until March 5th $159.00 Late Fee VIP All Access Festival Pass – Gets you into Opening Night Events, All independent Film Screenings, Workshops/Panels discussions, Digital/Vendor Village, PowerUP Stage, Pool Side Network Mixers, The Boom Boom Romm, and the Red Carpet Vision Awards. Regular $199 a $70.00 saving


2 Day Movie Pass

Gets you into all Films, Digital Village and the PowerUp Stage both Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Charlotte Convention Center. 25.00 single day – $45.00 2-days


Digital Village + Workshops

Workshop of your choice and the Digital Village Expo where Marketplace vendors, Authors, Digital, Technology, and Small Businesses showcase their goods and services under one roof. In addition, the PowerUp stage where you will experience entertainment, empowerment speakers, panel discussions and more.


Fashion of Film Showcase

12 designers, 12 Movies, 50 models and $1500.00 in cash and prizes. Come and see the best designers whose designs will be inspired by a fashion-forward film. All 12 will compete for the Fashion of Film Designer competition. $25 Regular $50 VIP


Red Carpet Vision Awards

The Red Carpet Vision Awards is a celebration for Best in Film, Acting, and the Community, with Music, performances, guest Presenters and comedian host. Called by many the “BLACK OSCARS”. $25.00 single $40 couple


Boom Boom Room or Digital Village

Come to the Boom Boom Room and listen to 15 artists as they compete for the My Beat Your Movie Competition. Dance, Listen to Headphones and a playlist in the Boom Boom Room.