We can't wait for you to join us for this year's festival! It's sure to be an entertaining experience filled with conversation starting films, educational opportunities, and social events. Click here to see our films full descriptions.

 

Thursday, August 16th

FILMMAKER (ONLY) WELCOME RECEPTION

Join us for a welcome reception to honor the filmmakers selected for this year's festival.

Location: Capitol Hill Hotel

5:00PM-6:15PM

OPENING NIGHT FILMS AND Q&As

Going At It Alone
DCBFF's opening night film line-up includes films that showcase stories of the journey of self-discovery.

Films: 1 Chance, Odyssey, Othello-San, Animator

Location: The Miracle Theatre

7:00PM-10:30PM


Friday, August 17th

9:00AM-12:00PM

FILM SCREENINGS - BLOCK 1

History & Hidden Figures
These films showcase our history or hidden figures in it.

Films: Briscoe: Man of Science and Substance, Deeds Not Words, Dr Renaissance, Agents of Change, Padlock Men

Location: The Miracle Theatre

12:30PM-3:45PM

FILM SCREENINGS - BLOCK 2

Love & Heartbreak
These films showcase love and, in some cases, the heartbreak that sometimes comes with it.

Films: Thurman Comes Home, LOOSE, KEEP IT TIGHT, Rumination, For The Love Of Musiq, Room Tone, The Wedding Scene, Stuck, One Bedroom

Location: The Miracle Theatre

4:15PM -7:00PM

FILM SCREENINGS - BLOCK 3

We Still Dealin' With This!?
Films showcasing issues in society that we need to talk about and deal with.

Films: Dishonour, Ghost Me, Botanical Black, Riverment, Austin's Voice, Frank and Lamar, Night, Under The Law, Here Kitty, Jabari Keating, MAKE AMERICA BLACK AGAIN
 

Location: The Miracle Theatre


FILM SCREENINGS - BLOCK 4

Making Black Lives Matter Through Film
We'll screen the hit documentary "United Skates" followed by a panel to discuss how we can make black lives matter through film. Panelists will be announced soon.

Film: United Skates

Location: The Miracle Theatre

7:30PM-10PM


10:00PM-12:00AM

DCBFF FILMMAKER PARTY & SOCIAL
 

Come enjoy networking and drinks after our panel at The Fridge where we'll also have a special performance by the DMV's own Sydney Franklin.

Sponsored by Picture Lock PR

Location: The Fridge


Saturday, August 18th

9:00AM-11:00AM

FILM SCREENINGS - BLOCK 1 *Kid Friendly

Girl Power: Daughter & Me
Our Girl Power showcase will exhibit films about amazing girls competing in chess and women of color in untraditional jobs. Moms and dads can buy one ticket and get their daughter in free.

Films: Queens in Training, The Possibility of Her

Location: The Miracle Theatre


11:20AM-1:50PM

FILM SCREENINGS - BLOCK 2

Friends: How Many Of Us Have Them?
Showcasing films about friendship or the lack thereof.

Films: Drive Slow, Lost Kings - The Series, BEAST "Pilot", Cross My Heart, Civic Mind, Barely Adults, Justice Ep. 2, Blue Diamonds, Buried
 

Location: The Miracle Theatre


3:00PM-4:00PM

FREE FILMMAKER'S WORKSHOP

Intellectual Property
More details to come.

**NOTE: This is a free, ticketed event. Due to space limitations you must have a ticket to attend the workshop. Reserve your seat today!**

Location: Capitol Hill Hotel

4:30PM-5:30PM

Fireside Chat with Sanford Greene

Sanford Greene has worked professionally in the comic
illustration and related industries for over 15 years. Working
for mainline publishers such as, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and
Image Comics. You can see his most recent work on the hit
Marvel series “ Powerman and Iron Fist “ as well as covers
for “ Black Panther ” and “ Inhumans “.  Join us for an intimate conversation with Sanford about his career and work in comics.

7:30PM-10:30pm

CLOSING NIGHT FILMS & CONVERSATION

The Rise of The Black Super Hero: A Conversation w/ Sanford Greene

Join us for our closing night film showcase, featuring sci-fi, animated and super hero films. We'll have a conversation with Sanford Greene (who has drawn for Marvel's Powerman & Iron Fist, Black Panther, Runaways and DC's Wonder Girl, Teen Titans Go, Justice League and more) about his career as a black comic artist and the rise of the black super hero in film and television. 

Films: The Girl With No Brain, BP v B, All Kids Go to Hell, Stevie's Aliens, FUNK FORCE

Sponsored by DC OCTFME & 202 Creates

Location: The Miracle Theatre