2018 DC Black Film Festival: Full Lineup Announced!

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August 16 – August 18, 2018


Tickets are available now for the 2018 DC Black Film Festival. Get your tickets here!


The DC Black Film Festival (DCBFF) is dedicated to exhibiting quality film, web series and television content by and about people of African descent. We support emerging artists striving to add diversity to the images, tastemakers and storytellers working in the entertainment industry. The DCBFF is committed to playing an integral role in discovering, celebrating and helping films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, media and public.

Check out this year's full festival lineup featuring 45 independent productions!

This event will be hosted at the Miracle Theater and The Fridge in southeast Washington, DC!


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, dads or guardians can buy one ticket for themselves and get their daughter in free.

FREE filmmaker’s workshop: Intellectual Property and Protecting Your Film

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

Making Black Lives Matter Through Film

Join us for our Friday night film showcase, featuring the hit “United Skates”, as we tackle how to make black lives matter through film. Panelists will be announced soon.

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.

The Rise of the Black Super Hero

Join us for our closing night film showcase, featuring sci-fi, animated and superhero 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 the rise of the black superhero in film and television.

Keep up with us at www.dcbff.org and on social media:

-Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @dcblackfilmfest

-Facebook: DC Black Film Festival

Please send all press inquiries to info@dcbff.org or visit http://dcbff.org/press-credentials/

Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.