Capital City Black Film Fest Begins Aug 17
Scheduled Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20, the fifth annual Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) celebrates and showcases the best new black independent films from the brightest minds in filmmaking. Most but not all events for this year’s festival occur at the Austin Convention Center.
Attend the Opening Night Gala on Thursday evening when Louis Gossett, Jr., will be honored with the Harlem Lights! Living Legend Award. He is perhaps best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
Gossett and Colin Critchley, stars of “Breaking Brooklyn” will be on hand Friday evening for the world premiere screening of the film. Attendees who have a VIP Pass will be treated to a special meet-and-greet session.
On Saturday, gospel music legend Fred Hammond brings never-before-seen footage of his new movie”The Choir” to CCBFF. Also on Saturday, the-one and-only Felonious Munk will host the 5th Annual Capital City Black Film Festival Awards.
Tickets for CCBFF range from $15 (for day-by-day, hour-by-hour blocks of films) to $165 (for the VIP Pass). Click here to see the full range of pricing options for the 2017 event. For special group pricing (10 passes or more), call the Capital City Black Film Festival at (512) 301–4141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other events for week of August 14:
August 14: Voicehacks Amazon Alexa Skills Workshop
August 14: Ways Product Managers Can Improve Their Technical Skills
August 14: Co-Founders Wanted Austin Meet Up
August 14: Austin Clojure Meet Up
August 15: Civic Hack Night
August 15: August Android Developer Meet Up
August 15: Bunker Labs Live Austin
August 15: Intro to the Austin Startup Scene
August 15: Austin Music Tech Meet Up
August 15: Tech and Health Care
August 15: Virtual Reality & 360 Video Austin
August 16: Introduction to Digital Marketing
August 16–17: Protos Festival
August 17: Actionable Tips From a Startup CFO for Women Entrepreneurs
August 19: Introduction to Python Bootcamp
More upcoming events:
August 21: Austin Blockchain for Business Meet Up
August 23: Capital Factory Women in Tech Summit
August 24: Tech Town Hall with Mayor Steve Adler
September 4: Austin Forum: “Technologies Transforming Manufacturing”
September 8: SXSW Art Program deadline
September 14–16: Creatives Meet Business
September 21–28: Fantastic Fest
October 4: 50 on Fire
October 6–8: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
October 9–13: Austin Startup Week
October 12–12: Star Wars: A New Hope
October 13–15: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
October 16: SXSW 2018 content announcement
October 21: ContentATX
November 6–10: Austin Design Week
November 10: SXSW Accelerator deadline
November 10: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards deadline
November 10–12: Sound on Sound Fest
March 9–18: SXSW 2018
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