Welcome to the 10th annual Charlotte Black Film Festival. We proudly remain one of the Southeast largest gatherings of multi-cultural content producers, thought provokers and creative innovators.

CBFF 2020 Films

OFFICAL SECLECTILNS COMING MARCH 10th – 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 on April 24, 2020 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. The Models who were habd oiced by the designers will showcase the final designs in the showcase.

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 the 10th annual Chalrotte Black Film Festival.

Music in Film

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 listen to a playlist of music to determine which songs should be in a TV Show of Film.  This is a great platform to promote Artist and music to film directors and music lovers. The winners will be announced on April 25 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 & Master Classes

Workshops led by Industry Experts, TV network executives, Entertainment CEO’s and business professionals. Learn about producing independent films, selling your ideal or screenplay to name a few. For ten years attendees have built thier careers and gained valuable skills at the Charlotte Black Film Festival.

Red Carpet Vision Award

The Red Carpet Vision Awards  PRIL 25TH, 2020 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

The Charlotte Black Film Festival is spomsoered by PowerUP USA . The leader in providing art, digital media, technology and entrepreneurship skills to in and out of school youth, summer camps and Digital Saturdays. We also provide consulting services to organizations looking to provided 21st-century skill training.



Our 4-day conference offers  organizations numerous ways to connect with attendees, filmmakers and creatives. Our main goal is to educate and promote our growing diverse community. CBFF highlights culture in many different areas and offers a chance for filmmakers and visitors to experience premiere film,  fashion, music and those who create it.









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Do you have Films Appropriate for Children

Most Festival films do not yet have MPAA ratings attached. Therefore parents should carefully read film descriptions and use their discretion when considering what might be appropriate for their children. Those marked Family Friendly are appropriate for children subject to your discretion.

What happens if CBFF is canceled or postponed?

Sometimes the weather will prevent outdoor events from happening or a performer may get injured and have to postpone the event, in this case it’s the corinavirus. Thankfully, when events are rescheduled, your tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date.
If an event was canceled without a make-up date then you will receive a refund for your order. Your order cost will be refunded to your original payment source within three weeks of the cancellation being confirmed. We’ll send you an email to let you know if we canceled or postponed to a new date. Our April 23 -26, 2020 dates have been postponed to June 18-21, 2020.
If you cannot attend the rescheduled date, Let us know and we will help you can resell your ticket on our FB and IG pages.