#DentonBlackFilmFestival to Hold Virtual Event in January

Building off its success from the past six years, the Denton Black Film Festival announced that it will be a virtual festival in 2021 with the theme, “We Tell Our Stories,” including more than 136 films, workshops, musical performances, and art exhibits.

The festival also is kicking off the sales of its VIP Packages (VIP Gold and a Silver Film Pass) on December 18 that will allow purchasers to access the full slate of activities, including the movies, music, spoken word, DBFF Institute workshops and the awards program. On January 2nd, Block packages and individual block tickets will go on sale. This year’s unique festival also will feature a morning show, poetry, screen dance, virtual morning yoga classes, and lounges for festival goers to engage with each other and special guests.  This year’s featured musical performer is Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, an award-winning jazz vocalist, musician, and composer from Fort Worth, Texas.

“We realize this has been an unusual year for so many people,” said Harry Eaddy, who works with a team of passionate volunteers to organize the festival and is a member of the KERA Board of Directors. “With the 2021 festival, we want to offer everyone a chance to experience culture—safely—with our events that will be presented online.”

Linda Eaddy, who is director of film programming for the Denton Black Film Festival, added, “What’s exciting is that we have had more film submissions than ever. That makes our job of selecting the best films challenging. But, rest assured, this year, we want festival goers to grab their favorite snack and beverage to access these wonderful creative works in the comfort of their own homes.”

As part of the content-rich programming, the DBFF Institute, which serves as a year-round clearinghouse for creatives, is going to offer a number of workshops, panels and networking opportunities.

For more information about the festival, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, neil@neilfoote.com, 214-448-3765. 

About the Denton Black Film Festival

The Denton Black Film Festival, with a vision of sharing Black culture and building community,  is an annual cultural event, featuring the works of emerging filmmakers from around the world and talented college and Texas high school students, musicians, visual artists, poets and other creatives. Held each January, thousands attend the celebration of storytelling in various art forms, that takes place in venues in Denton, Texas, just 40 miles north of Dallas. The event is a yearly fundraiser for the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation, which supports high school students.

About DBFF Institute

The DBFF Institute provides experienced and aspiring filmmakers information, educational and interactive workshops and seminars during the festival and throughout the year. The DBFF Institute relies on the financial support of the lovers of the cultural arts who, like us, profoundly believe that it is vitally necessary to preserve, share and invest in storytellers looking to create, produce and share stories about their communities, their culture and their heritage. It will seek out partners who recognize that culture is the essential fabric that strengthens the world around us.