The third annual Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) will take place from January 27 through 29 at the historic Campus Theatre. Independent filmmakers will be screening their best efforts, unrestricted by race, to entertain, educate and inspire audiences.
Festival Director Harry Eaddy says, “DBFF is a fundraiser for Denton African American Scholarship Foundation, and we wanted to provide an educational component to what we did so this was a natural fit. There is not very much Black Cinema and this gives voice to all the independent filmmakers.”
As the biggest black film festival in North Texas, DBFF showcases stories of the black experience on a stage that draws a diverse audience of film lovers and culture enthusiasts from around the country. Eaddy says, “DBFF is more than just a film festival, it’s a cultural experience. Beyond film, it explores cultural expressions in art, music and more through collaborations and ancillary events.”
They also include other venues for attendees to enjoy including art, music, spoken word and comedy. “Even though it is a black film festival, it’s important that know that these are stories about people and their lives of which most can identify,” says Eaddy. With anticipated attendance of 4,000 to 5,000 attendees, people of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Most films are PG-13 to R-rated, mainly for language and some violence.
To purchase passes or for more information, call 469-573- 0799 or visit DentonBFF.com.