The Denton Black Movie Pageant 2022 has eight years of progress behind it.
“We began bringing in music,” Advertising and marketing and Communications Director Alexis Bolden mentioned. “We began bringing in spoken phrase with these poetry slams. It has simply saved rising. Our latest factor is the Expertise Expo. In order that’s one thing new we introduced on to the digital aspect this yr.”
DBFF is digital once more this yr. Due to COVID-19 case numbers, organizers felt this was the best choice to maintain the competition going.
“Some issues we needed to maintain on and we’ll convey again out later,” Bolden mentioned. “However proper now every little thing is digital. You may try 100 plus movies on-line. You continue to get those self same experiences, however you are able to do it from the consolation of your house.”
They’re nonetheless bringing new choices to the desk even just about.
“We’ll have free panels on girls in Tech, Fintech, cryptocurrency with NFT’s and all of that blended in there,” Bolden mentioned. “So if that is nonetheless sort of new to you, it is an ideal time to take a look at the collection.”
There are even Texans to maintain an eye fixed out for throughout the competition.
“I’ll say Ashleigh Smith she is out right here in Texas,” Bolden mentioned. “She is our music artist. She’s a jazz vocalist. Nice performer. Stunning voice.”
DBFF’s objective is about giving Black tales an viewers and Black creatives a platform. However it’s inclusive and welcomes everybody to take pleasure in Black cinema, music, artwork and extra.
“It is for everybody,” Bolden mentioned. “It is similar to seeing the story lens from another person’s perspective. Every little thing is not all of the heavy conversations so you do not have to be too intimidated with that, however if you wish to hop into that and study one thing you possibly can.”
DBFF runs by way of February 6. For extra data click on here.