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17 August, 2017
12:00 am
Austin Convention Center , 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street

Celebrating 5 years of showcasing the best in New Black Independent Film from the Brightest Minds in Filmmaking.



Pass Prices Increase on June 1st

Don’t miss out on saving up to 50% on your Festival Pass! Extra Early Bird Discounts are good through May 31st only.

We have a limited number of VIP Passes available this year, which will give you access to many of our special guests and speakers who will be announced in June. So, get yours now and avoid the mad scramble later!

Remember His Name!
Dorian Parks has earned a coveted spot in the EMMY Television Academy Foundation Internship Program. Now, let’s help him get there.

The 8-week Los Angeles internship is free, but travel, lodging and other related expenses are not.Invest in Dorian’s future by contributing to his GoFundMe campaign. He has already raised more than 50% of what’s needed. Let’s put him over the top!

Dorian was selected to intern with Starz Entertainment in Beverly Hills. He leaves for California on June 5th. Your contribution will make sure he can focus on his internship instead of his expenses. Donate now!

The Television Academy Foundation Internship Program annually provides nearly 50 students from across the nation with hands-on work experience, mentorships, and opportunities for accelerated career development in more than 30 categories.

Watch the video that won Dorian his internship spot.

Let’s make this happen CCBFF Family!

Thank you, Cornerstones
We support the Capital City Black  Film Festival in its pursuit to promote diversity in the film-making genre. This event allows a wide range of artist access to opportunities that, historically, have not been availed to a diverse segment of the industry.  
~ Victor Henry
CCBFF is a necessary voice in the national film community because it’s important to make and support films that reflect the full spectrum of the human experience. Given Austin’s momentum as the place to be for innovation and creativity, I see a bright future for this film festival. 
~ Dr. Tausha Robertson
The Capital City Black Film Festival is the who, what, when, where and why of Black films presenting new writers, new producers, new actors and new heroes. I became a Cornerstone to insure the existence and sustainability of CCBFF and I encourage others to do the same.
~ Doug Sivad
You can see a list of all CCBFF Cornerstones on our website. For information on how to become a Capital City Black Film Festival Cornerstone, send an email to Winston G. Williams, Executive Director.
Free Casting With Backstage.com
Have you tried Backstage’s free casting tools? To get started, visit www.backstage.com/capcitybff to create an account and post a casting call. Enter the codeCAPCITYBFF at checkout to post your call for talent for free and unlock Backstage’s tools for managing submissions, corresponding with talent, collaborating with your colleagues, and more.
Cast Your Film
CCBFF Events Calendar
May 31st: Last Day for Extra Early Bird Discount for Passes
June 15th:
 Special CCBFF Screening of ALL EYEZ ON ME
June 30th: Last Day for Early Bird Discount for Passes
July 14th: FINAL Submission Deadline for CCBFF 2017
Calling All Volunteers!
Sign Up to be a CCBFF 2017 Volunteer

If you’re interested in being a volunteer at CCBFF 2017, we want to hear from you!

Read the volunteer information sheet on our website to learn about the various ways in which you can help. Then, follow the instructions at the bottom of the document to submit your information.

#BlackFilmLife highlights and celebrates our family of filmmakers and what they have accomplished since screening their films at CCBFF.
Xavier Burgin

Fast Company has placed Xavier Burgin on its 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017 list. He’s in good company – the list also includes Donald Glover (Creator of “Atlanta”) and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight” Director). Congratulations, Xavier!

Read the write up on Xavierin Fast Company magazine.

Want to be featured in #BlackFilmLife? Send your news to info@capcitybff.com, and you may see your information in an upcoming newsletter!
We Want To Hear From You!
Send us your comments, updates, ideas – we want to hear from you often so we can make your Festival experience absolutely amazing!

See You in August,

— The CapCityCrew