2019 Festival Schedule

More than 50 independent films from all over the world will be in exhibition during the 4-day festival! Browse the 2019 schedule by day and event type below and join us for this marathon of films and events. Please check the location of each listing as some events and screenings will take place at different venues.

Pocket Guide

NBFF OPENING NIGHT MIXER

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

7:00pm – 9:00pm | Location: Axelrad Houston – 1517 Alabama Street

Welcome to H-town! Join us for the opening night of NBFF 2019. Come mix and mingle with the industries finest.

 

ACTING MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY WESLEY JONATHAN

THURSDAY, MAY 2

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Acting Master Class with Wesley Johnathan.

 

PRODUCE & PITCH WITH TREY HALEY

THURSDAY, MAY 2

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you Produce & Pitch with Trey Haley.

CINEMATOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY NICHOLAS KEDROCK

THURSDAY, MAY 2

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 3-day Cinematography Master Class with Nicholas Kedrock.

 

NBFF MARKET AND LOUNGE

THURSDAY, MAY 2

10:00am – 4:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The NBFF Market is open to the public. Come shop during the festival from small black businesses and filmmakers making a name for themselves.

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY NATASHA WARD

THURSDAY, MAY 2

12:15pm – 2:15pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Audition Technique Master Class with Natasha Ward.

 

SCREENPLAY WRITING MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY RONI BROWN

THURSDAY, MAY 2

12:15pm – 2:15pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Screenwriting Master Class with Roni Brown.

 

WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION PANEL

THURSDAY, MAY 2

2:30pm – 4:30pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our Women in Film and Television Panel.

SCREENINGS AT AMC 8 HOUSTON

THURSDAY, MAY 2

4:00pm – 10:00pm | Location: AMC 8 Houston – 510 Texas Avenue 

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you more than 50 screenings from across the country.

NBFF 2019 MONOLOGUE SLAM

THURSDAY, MAY 2

7:00pm – 9:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

Come experience the NBFF 2019 Monologue Slam featuring up-and-coming actors from across the nation.

ACTING MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY WESLEY JONATHAN

FRIDAY, MAY 3

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Acting Master Class with Wesley Johnathan.

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY NICHOLAS KEDROCK

FRIDAY, MAY 3

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 3-day Cinematography Master Class with Nicholas Kedrock.

 

NBFF MARKET AND LOUNGE

FRIDAY, MAY 3

10:00am – 4:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The NBFF Market is open to the public. Come shop during the festival from small black businesses and filmmakers making a name for themselves.

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY NATASHA WARD

FRIDAY, MAY 3

12:15pm – 2:15pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Audition Technique Master Class with Natasha Ward.

 

SCREENPLAY WRITING MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY RONI BROWN

FRIDAY, MAY 3

12:15pm – 2:15pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Screenwriting Master Class with Roni Brown.

 

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING AND DISTRIBUTION PANEL

FRIDAY, MAY 3

2:30pm – 4:30pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our Independent Filmmaking and Distribution Panel.

SCREENINGS AT AMC 8 HOUSTON

FRIDAY, MAY 3

4:00pm – 10:00pm | Location: AMC 8 Houston – 510 Texas Avenue 

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you more than 50 screenings from across the country.

BLCK Market Houston

FRIDAY, MAY 3

5:00pm – 9:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

Come experience the #1 marketplace in H-town! More than 50 small black businesses under one roof accompanied by a full jazz band, bar and art exhibit.

ALL BLACK MASQUERADE PARTY

FRIDAY, MAY 3

10:00pm – 2:00am | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

Time to party with the industries best at the NBFF All Black Masquerade Party. Full bar, live dj, live band and more!

DIRECTORS’ MASTER CLASS HOSTED BY GREG CARTER

SATURDAY, MAY 4

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our Directors’ Master Class with Greg Carter.

HAIR IN FILM AND TELEVISION HOSTED BY DANA BOISSEAU

SATURDAY, MAY 4

10:00am – 12:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you our 2-day Hair in Film & Television Master Class with Dana Boisseau.

NBFF MARKET AND LOUNGE

SATURDAY, MAY 4

10:00am – 4:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

The NBFF Market is open to the public. Come shop during the festival from small black businesses and filmmakers making a name for themselves.

 

SCREENINGS AT AMC 8 HOUSTON

SATURDAY, MAY 4

10:00am – 5:00pm | Location: AMC 8 Houston – 510 Texas Avenue 

The 3rd Annual National Black Film Festival brings you more than 50 screenings from across the country.

NBFF 2019 AWARDS SHOW

SATURDAY, MAY 4

7:00pm – 9:00pm | Location: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline Street

Come experience the 2019 NBFF Awards Show. A night to remember! Elite filmmakers are recognized for their work.