##Denton Black FilmFestival to Hold Virtual Event in January

With safety in mind, the Festival, using the “We Tell Our Stories” theme, enters seventh year with more films available than ever, providing a wide variety of live streamed and on demand activities

DENTON, December 29, 2020 – Building off its success from the past six years, the Denton Black Film Festival today announced that it will be a virtual festival in 2021 with the theme, “We Tell Our Stories,” including more than 136 films, workshops, musical performances, and art exhibits

The festival also is kicking off the sales of its VIP Packages (VIP Gold and a Silver Film Pass) on December 18 that will allow purchasers to access the full slate of activities, including the movies, music, spoken word, DBFF Institute workshops and the awards program. On January 2nd, Block packages and individual block tickets will go on sale. This year’s unique festival also will feature a morning show, poetry, screen dance, virtual morning yoga classes, and lounges for festival goers to engage with each other and special guests.  This year’s featured musical performer is Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, an award-winning jazz vocalist, musician, and composer from Fort Worth, Texas.

“We realize this has been an unusual year for so many people,” said Harry Eaddy, who works with a team of passionate volunteers to organize the festival and is a member of the KERA Board of Directors. “With the 2021 festival, we want to offer everyone a chance to experience culture – safely – with our events that will be presented online.”

Linda Eaddy, who is director of film programming for the Denton Black Film Festival, added, “What’s exciting is that we have had more film submissions than ever. That makes our job of selecting the best films challenging. But, rest assured, this year, we want festival goers to grab their favorite snack and beverage to access these wonderful creative works in the comfort of their own homes.”

As part of the content-rich programming, the DBFF Institute, which serves as a year-round clearinghouse for creatives, is going to offer a number of workshops, panels and networking opportunities.

For more information about the festival, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.

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