Two young men at the Denton Black Film Festival.

Welcome to DBFF

The Denton Black Film Festival has grown into a five-day event that allows you, our guest, to immerse yourself in some of the best artistic showcases of Black cinema, music, spoken word, art and more. Thanks to your amazing support, we’ll be back each January, in Denton, Texas – just outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Once again, we invite you to visit, bring a friend and #ExperienceCulture. Read more
93 Films in 2020
Workshops & Panels for Filmmakers
8,870+ Guests Last Festival
Music, Art, Poetry Slam & Other Events


This was a great film festival. They really went out of their way to make the filmmakers feel valued and celebrated. I made so many amazing connections through this festival. I look forward to attending again in the future.

- Stephanie Fambro Harrison, 2018

DBFF must be experienced. This standout Denton festival includes a weekend of quality films, premiere musical acts, and an evening of spoken word & poetry that quite frankly blew me away. ... The fest offers programming that you won't find anywhere else in town. ... A true artistic asset to the Denton community.

- Dallas Guill, 2018