'FIRST' Las Vegas Black Film Festival April 17-20, 2014

A Celebration for Black Filmmakers, Film Actors, and Film Lovers from All over the World!

Film Festival 'Schedule of Events'

Thursday April 17th Schedule:

 Join us for the Opening Night Kick off of the FIRST LVBFF                                                                        


This includes a Meet & Greet (Champagne & hors d’oeuvres)                             

  • Location: Madrid Conference room ‘A’ (Sun Coast Hotel)                         
  • Orange Carpet Pre-Show Event - 6p- 7p (Outside of Theater) ***
  • Showing of the Founder’s Premiere Short Film: “Good Ground”  - 7p- 8p
    Thursday April 17th @ 7:00 pm ... Enjoy the opening Night Premiere Short Film, Written, Produced and Directed by the FOUNDER of the LVBFF Ms. Michelle. .... and if you get there early enough you can enjoy photo ops on the 'ORANGE' Carpet with the the Founder, Actors, And Special Black Movie Star guests...
  • Q & A with cast  of  “Good Ground” - 8p- 9p


Friday April 18th Schedule

Madrid Conference Room                                                                                                

ScreenACTORSCamp (room B)  - 8a - 10a  

  • Sharpen your gift and learn to perfect your craft and acting techniques from Industry Professionals and be the best at bringing characters to life. You will walk away from this special training with the confidence you need to walk away with the next role you audition for.


Sunrise Conference Room                                                                 

Distribution Workshop for Filmmakers and Producers 8a - 10a

  • Learn valuable information about how to get your project nationally distributed

Madrid Conference Room     

 Screenwriters MASTER Class (room A) - 10:30a - 12p

  • If you are a creative story teller this class is for you, Learn how to make a living as a Screen Writer from Successful Writers. You will walk away from this Class with the clear understanding and confidence of how to apply Industry standard Screenwriting Structure and Formatting that will command the attention of Producers. INVEST in YOURSELF



Madrid Conference Room     

Actors Showdown (room B) - 1p - 2:30p (COMPETITION)

  • Calling all Actors and Actresses bring your best 3 minute monologue and compete for cash prizes and Black Diamond Award and a speaking role in an upcoming feature film presented and produced by the founder of the Las Vegas Black Film Festival.


High Rollers Pitch Fest (room A) - 3:30p - 5p

  • This special event will give its participants a chance Learn to Pitch your Script or Script idea in front of Industry Professionals and Compete for a Prestigious LVBFF Black Diamond Award and a potential Financial Investor / producer for your film.



Madrid Conference Room     

Under 21 (Room B)- 6p-7:30p  

  • This Class is designed for both the Parents and the Young Actor to learn how to manage the Emotional Challenges and the Increased Financial status fora successful career path in the industry of film making. (THIS PRICE $50 covers a FAMILY of 4)

Sunrise Conference Room                                                                 


  • This Panel Discussion will put you Up Close and Personal with our Special Guest A-List Black Movie Star(s). And you will have the opportunity to ask direct questions about the industry, their journey, photo ops etc... (LIMITED SEATING)  Special Guest TBA


Grand Ball Room     

STEPPIN with THE STARS *** - 9p-1a

  • This is an Upscale Classy Dance Party! Dress Code ** ALL WHITE with Splashes or Orange!  Lets Get our Step on with the Stars! HOSTED by LVBFF in conjunction with Khalid King (GODCORE PRODUCTiONS)  


Saturday April 19th Schedule

FILM COMPETIONS, Short, Feature, Documentary and Webisodes - 12:00p – 9p

Inside the Century Theater located on the Suncoast Casino floor (Auditorium 12)

  • Enjoy Feature and Short Films that are written, produced, directed by African American Film Makers from all over the world.


Sunday April 20th Schedule

Closing Champagne Brunch and Awards Ceremony (Ballroom D)- 11a-3p

  • This is our Fabulous Sunday Champagne Brunch and Award show. Help us celebrate the winners of the Film and Talent competitions and Join us in honoring Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas ....  and others T.B.A.

* We will be honoring,  Antonio 'Huggy Bear'  Fargas  with our 1st  Lengendary TV and FILM Actors Award

and  other SPECIAL  honorees TBA  Don't miss out!


Making a BLACK IMPACT on the BIG Screen!