Charlotte Black Film Festival


Welcome to the virtual edition of the 12th annual Charlotte Black Film Festival. We proudly remain one of the Southeast’s largest gatherings of multi-cultural content producers, thought provokes, and creative innovators.

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.

2022 Open Call

As the Charlotte Black Film Festival celebrates its 12 years. We will award the best in film on June 18, 2022, at 7:00pm at the annual Red Carpet Vision Awards.

Red Carpet Vision Awards

Our annual event to celebrate the best in Film, Acting, Directing and Sound on June 19, 2022, at 7:00pm.

Queen City Art Fest

Come and experience the Queen City Art Fest at the University City Boardwalk Labor Day Weekend. September 4 and 5, 2021. Enjoy  Art, Culture, Food, Music and Vendors

PowerUp Youth Program

PowerUP USA is the leader in providing art, media, science, and technology education to in and out of school youth and low-income adults. We provide on-site training for youth-based organizations, after schools programs, summer camps, and consulting services.

Carolina Black Film Collective

The CBFC is a monthly meetup of African American Actors, Directors, Producers and Writers from various backgrounds and experiences. We conduct industry workshops, networking,  monthly film screenings, and produced short films.   We meet on the first Thursday of every month.


12th Year Theme ``Creative Authority``

Our festival offers organizations numerous ways to connect with attendees, filmmakers, and creatives.  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.










The largest gathering of African American content producers and creatives in the Carolina's



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.