Honoring Jurnee Smollett-Bell


Special Segment- Woman That Soar (CBS) Panel


Hosted by Jacqueline Richardson,  Director of Legal Affairs, Broad Green Pictures, Kim Gagne, (Former Showrunner, Steve Harvey Show), Brenda Z. Doby Flewellyn, Filmbankers International (Packaged, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Jeepers Creepers, and more


The 2017 Festival Welcomes the Return of Financial Guru, Brenda Z. Doby-Flewellen

We are excited that former festival keynote speaker, Brenda Z. Doby,  (Union Bank, Filmbankers International and past personal Banker to Johnny Carson), is returning to the Houston Black Film Festival. Brenda brings a wealth of industry knowledge in the area of packaging films, distribution as well as film financing.
Learn More about Brenda Doby-FlewellenFilmbankers International

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Purchase Your Festival Gear

Check out our 2017 Houston Black Film Festival Tee Shirts. They come in all sizes small to 2X. There is also a discount for group purchases. Mugs are available also.

Become a Vendor

Sale your wares or services to festival attendees.  Complete your vendor application now to ensure the best location.

Present a Workshop

We are still accepting proposals from guest speakers and those who teach workshops that benefit our attendees.

Submit a film

We are very excited about the caliber of productions we have received thus far.  The early bird special ended Nov 1st, 1016, but you can still submit prior to the extended deadline and save.

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