June 13 - June 16, 2024

14th Charlotte Black Film & Juneteenth Festival

Welcome to the Charlotte black film festival

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 to be a voice for independent filmmakers of color.

The Goals of the Charlotte Black Film Festival is to:

  • Promote diversity through cultural expressions, dialogue and understanding.
  • Promote and display works that express the African American experiences.



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2024 sponsors

News & Impact

CBFF Creates Streaming Platform for African Americans Creators

The Great 28: Black Charlotteans who are shaping our city

As technology advances, so do Tommy Nichols’ efforts to close the digital divide in underserved communities. Through his various organizations, Nichols has trained and engaged with more than 700 youth, adults, and seniors in classes ranging from digital filmmaking to coding to helping seniors securely navigate the Internet. This year, he will look to expand his digital footprint by introducing The Center for Digital Churches, which will focus on equipping churches with technology tools to grow and close the digital divide. Most recently, the National Park Service contracted with Nichols to write, direct, and produce a “History of African Americans in The Great Smoky Mountains.” The documentary short will premiere in March during the National Public Lands Alliance conference in San Francisco. “As I have broken barriers, I continue to enlarge the space by creating equity and inclusion in the film and technology industries

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