14th Edition of HBFF, February 22-26, 2017 in Marina Del Rey, CA!

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!”


Through a Public Exhibition and Competition Program, the Hollywood Black Film Festival screens feature, short, student and documentary films in order to enhance the careers of emerging and established black filmmakers. The festival’s goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, media and public. (More…)


The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) continues its groundbreaking Storyteller Competition, to help further diversity in the film industry by encouraging and developing black screenwriters.  Our goal is to discover and recognize the brightest new storytelling talent and original voices in film. We identify emerging talent and place top new screenwriters firmly on the industry’s radar directly in the heart of the film industry. (More…)


HBFF and NASA will partner to provide writers and emerging filmmakers from diverse communities with unprecedented access to new resources to tell science fiction stories that capture the imagination by featuring science facts resulting from NASA science missions.

Project Stargazer will relaunch at the 2017 festival in February, with informational panels and events sponsored by NASA, with special events taking place throughout 2017 to ramp up to a new, expanded competition, which will culminate at HBFF 2018. (More…)

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The 14th edition of the Hollywood Black Film Festival will take place FEBRUARY 22-26, 2017 in Marina Del Rey, CA!

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