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. We are committed to connecting filmmakers with well known industry giants and immerse them in the Houston storytelling community of Houston based talent as well as others aspiring content creators attending our event.
The International Houston Black Film Festival (iHBFF) celebrates content creators across the globe with entries from the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, England, Canada, Africa, France, to Istanbul and beyond. It is also 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. One of our favorite events, PATIO PITCHES, garnered great reviews. We also stay committed to hosting at least one event out in the community during or festival.
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 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 writers by being the best platform for storytellers. Our goal is to also bring a unique dominion to films by promoting diversity and providing a program that will directly impact the viability and quality of films introduced to the market. That is the purpose of implementing 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.
The 3day festival includes an array of social engagements in various venues around our great city including FREE screenings on select days.
We will award: Best Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Music Video, Best Web Series, Best Horror, Best Thriller, Best Fantasy, Best Anime’, Best Doc, Best MicroDoc, Drama, Comedy, SCi Fi Specs, Book Trailers, Best Poster, Best Art Activism piece, Best Sci-Fi, Best Comedy, Best Student Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Score, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Best, Youth Storyteller, Plus More!