About the Houston Black Film Festival

About Us

The Houston BFF is a celebration of cultural diversity, community outreach, and the art of visual storytelling. Our goal is to offer a creative outlet for independent storytellers and connect them with industry professionals within the entertainment capital of the world. The Houston Black Film Festival was founded in 2004 to bring a collective, cohesive and creative environment for the Houston, Texas Film Mecca; the fourth largest metropolitan city in the United States. Our focus is to proactively enhance the process of developing, producing and distributing films by black filmmakers. Our goal is to also bring a unique dominion to films by providing a program that will directly impact the viability and quality of films introduced to the market by the implementation of such ‘special projects’ as The Book to Film Screenplay Search Project, which aims to become an amenable bridge between proven published authors and filmmakers in hopes of bringing more book to film adaptations by writers of color to the big and small screen.

Our commitment is to quality over quantity when selecting films to showcase. These features, shorts, documentaries, music video, documentaries, experimental films and more will be worthy of a platform for the Houston community and beyond. This is a momentous occasion for our city as we connect with filmmakers and immerse them in the Houston storytelling community of Houston based writers. The four day festival includes an array of social engagements in various venues around our great city.