Celebrate Black Filmmakers

In celebration of Black History Month 2017, the 14th edition of HBFF will take place in Marina Del Rey, California from February 22-26, 2017. We are going to “Festival at the beach!”

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Hotel MdR

DoubleTree by Hilton
13480 Maxella Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

AMC Marina Marketplace 6

Villa Marina Marketplace Mall
4335 Glencoe Avenue
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Cinemark 18 & XD Theatre

The Promenade
at Howard Hughes Center
6081 Center Dr., L.A., CA 90045

2017 HBFF Selections

All Access Pass



  • Includes admittance to Opening and Closing Night Galas
  • Screenings
  • Infotainment Conference
  • All Festival Parties.

Only $350

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Infotainment Pass



  • Access to Infotainment Conference
  • Cool things to do
  • Fancy people to meet

Only $200

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Screening Pass



  • Discover new black voices in filmmaking
  • Watch as many movies as you want!


Only $175

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** Prices reflect early bird pricing expiring 01-28-17 **

HBFF has become a staple in the Hollywood community and fills a void that hasn’t been tapped until now in Hollywood… Black cinema! It is both an honor and privilege to screen ‘Gas’ before this highly targeted and coveted audience. Thanks HBFF for supporting Black filmmaking and adding a voice to the community.
– Ralph Farquhar
Television Producer and Writer

I look forward to this event [HBFF] every year. It’s a significant contribution to the community, and the rich aesthetics of filmmaking.
– Karl Gibson
The Hollywood Reporter


HBFF Presents HBFF ACTORS’ AUDITION CLINIC & COMPETITION Hosted by Leah Daniels-Butler Casting Director of the Oscar Award winning movie “Precious” and the smash hit movie “Lee Daniels' -The Butler” Date: Friday, February 24, 2017 Time: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm Place:...
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Official Selections HBFF 2017

The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) will unspool 100 films in competition during HBFF 2017, its 14th Annual event, February 22-26, 2017 in Marina Del Rey, CA. 100 films will compete in four categories: 18 features, 51 shorts, 22 docs and 9 new media projects will...
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Edna Sims, Press & Public Relations

Edna Sims, Press & Public Relations ESP Public Relations is a full service public relations, event planning, marketing, strategic and communications firm, providing an extensive range of branding and media services for a diverse roster of clients. For more than 20...
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Alexia Peebles, Storyteller Competition Director

Alexia Peebles, Storyteller Competition Director Alexia Peebles is the Director of the Storyteller Competition for HBFF and has been since 2007, almost 10 years. She has worked closely with hundreds of writers from all over the globe as they navigate the competition...
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Tanya Kersey, HBFF Founder & Executive Director

Tanya Kersey, HBFF Founder & Executive Director Tanya Kersey is passionate about showing aspiring, beginning and seasoned filmmakers how to master the business of successful moviemaking so they can share their vision with the world, become the darling of the film...
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