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About CBFF

Welcome to the 12th Charlotte Black Film Festival

The Charlotte Black Film Festival is the largest gatherings of multicultural content producers, thought provokes, and creative innovators in the Carolinas. Our mission is to create economic empowerment for, heighten awareness of, promote the significance and need for African American cinema as an art form, and be a voice for independent filmmakers of color.
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Festival Schedule

  • Thursday June 23, 2022
  • Friday June 24, 2022
  • Saturday & Sunday June 25 & 26, 2022
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Sunday June 19, 2022 6:30pm

Juneteeth Special Film Screening ( The Ritz @ Washington Heights)

FREE EVENT! Monthly Meetup - Join us this Sunday June 19, 2022 at 7pm for Film - Music - Food under the stars. The Ritz at Washington Heights
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Thursday June 23, 2022 3:00 pm

Check In/Hotel Registration - Hilton at University

Staff will be avaiblibe in the Box Office from 3pm to 6pm to welcome you and provide your festival credentials.
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Thursday June 23, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Meet & Greet

Meet the CBFF team, the attendees and filmmakers from around the country who will be screening their film at this years Charlotte Black Film Festival.
  • by CBFF2022
  • Hilton Charlotte University Place
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Thursday June 23, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Film Screening

  • by CBFF2022
  • Hilton Charlotte University Place
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Thursday June 23, 2022 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Networking Mixer

Meet the CBFF team, the attendees and filmmakers from around the country who will be screening their film at this years Charlotte Black Film Festival.
  • by CBFF2022
  • Hilton Charlotte University Place
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Friday June 24, 2022 10:00 am - 8:00pm

Block 1 Independent Films

See ten independents films and panel discussions from around the Country.
  • by CBFF2022
  • Hilton Charlotte University Place ( Theater I )
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Friday June 24, 2022 10:30 am - 8:00pm

Block 2 Films ( Theater II)

See 10 Independent films in Block 2
  • by CBFF2022
  • Hilton Charlotte University Place (Theater II)
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Friday June 24, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Workshop - Film Grants and Finances

1:00pm - 1:45pm Workshop Film Finances . Learn about the 24 million dollar opportunity and local grant opportunities for filmmakers and film organizations.
  • by CBFF2022
  • Hilton Charlotte University Place - WELWYN Room
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Friday June 24, 2022 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Actors Idol - Youth (6 to 17)

Present your best acting skill before casting agents at the Charlotte Black Film Festival. You will received several monologue to choose from two days before the audition. To sign up go to : https://charlotteblackfilmfestival.com/box-office/
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Friday June 24, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm

My Beat Your Movie ( )

Calling all Music producers and Artist! Submit your music you think would be good in a Film TV or Reality show.
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Friday June 24, 2022 8:30pm - 10:00pm

The Comedy of Film Showcase ( Theater I)

Some of the funniest Comedians will be on stage at the Charlotte Black Film Festival with DJ Blessed and a 360 photo booth.
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Friday June 24, 2022 10:30pm

After Party - TBD

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Saturday June 25, 2022 9:00am - 12:00am

Pitch ME

Bring your best Ideal for a Film, TV and Reality Show. your will get immediate feedback and the winner will receive consulting for the next level of their project. Also the winning Pitch will be announces at the Red Carpet Vision Awards.
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Saturday June 25, 2022 10:00 am - 7:00pm

Block IV Films ( Theater I )

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Saturday June 25, 2022 10:30 am - 7:00pm

Block 4 Films ( Theater II)

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Saturday June 25, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Workshop - Film Distribution "How to sell your film"

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Saturday June 25, 2022 1:00pm

Actors Idol - Adults ( 18 and up)

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Saturday June 25, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm

My Beat you Movie

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Saturday June 25, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshop (Culture Speaks)

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Saturday June 25, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Red Carpet Vision Awards ( Theater I )

Come walk the Red Carpet and celebrate the best in Film, Acting and Music at the Red Carpet Vision Awards. our vision of the Oscar's with guest presenters, DJ Khas, and comedian host.
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Saturday June 25, 2022 10:30pm

After Party - TBD

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Sunday June 26, 2022 8:00am - 10:30am

Filmmakers Prayer Breakfast

Join us as we give thanks to another successful Festival and say goodbye to our filmmakers and attendees. ( each person is responsible for their own breakfast)
Event Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Testimonials

What Clients Say

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CBFF solving solutions during the pandemic

CBFF solving solutions during the pandemic

For 11 years, Charlotte Black Film Festival has empowered African American creators with networking and exposure, and now they have…

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CEO of the Charlotte Black Film Festival hired by NEA.

CEO of the Charlotte Black Film Festival hired by NEA.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the only arts funder in the United States—public or private—that provides access…

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The Best in Charlotte: Best in the Nest 2021

The Best in Charlotte: Best in the Nest 2021

The Charlotte Black Film Festival was selected as the Best Virtual and Streaming event in 2021 by Queen City Nerve.…

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Venue Info

The Hilton Hotel is located at University City Boardwalk and The Shoppes at University Place. Spend the day watching Films, Networking, shopping, relaxing, dining and enjoying or outdoor entertainment! There's something for everyone at this years Charlotte Black Film Festival

Hotel & Resort

Host Hotel is the University Hilton Hotel... Festival rate is Only $109.00

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