Greater Denton Arts Council


Experience the best of cinema with Thin Line Fest, Denton Black Film Festival, and film screenings at the Arts Center and Campus Theatre.


denton black film festival

Presented by Denton African-American Scholarship Foundation
Campus Theatre and Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) is a weekend long festival celebrating the diverse stories and culture of the black community through film, music and art. The festival will feature narratives, documentaries, and shorts submitted by filmmakers from all over the country and internationally. Screenings will be held at the historic Campus Theatre in downtown Denton. For full schedule and tickets, visit


DBFF presents Best of Fest 2017
Thursday, November 16, 7 - 9 PM, FREE
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) invites you to an evening of short films. Prepare to be "Entertained, Educated, and Inspired" by some of the best short films from 2017. Get ready to join us next year- January 25-28, 2018 for another cultural experience featuring Films- Art- Music- Spoken Word- Comedy- Workshops and Panels.

thin line fest

Presented by the Texas Filmmakers Corporation
Free General Admission

Thin Line is a film, music, and photography festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films and world-class music. In addition, the festival presents a diverse selection of photography, on exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. For details, visit