CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER APRIL 11-14, 2019

DIGITAL VILLAG  EXPO

ABOUT DIGITAL VILLAGE USA EXPO

Welcome to the 2nd annual Digital Village Expo. We proudly remain one of the Southeast largest gatherings of multi-cultural content producers, thought provokers, creative innovators, and technologist. Located within the world-class city of Charlotte, NC who was selected as host of the 2019 NBA All-Star game and the 2020 Republican National Convention. This year’s expo runs April 12 – 13, 2019.

Call for Speakers

The Charlotte Black Film Festival is actively accepting speaking proposals for the 2019 Digital Village PowerUp Stage, and if you’re an expert with a bit of business, digital-wisdom, we want to hear from you.

 

Vendors and Sponsors

Come and meet authors, digital content producers, creatives, music, entertainment executives, marketplace vendors and thought provokers from across the U.S. as they emerged at our 2nd annual Digital Village Exposition

Workshops

Workshops led by Industry Experts, TV network executives, technology CEO’s and business professionals. Learn about producing independent films, Emerging Technologies, Adapting your book/idea into a film or TV show and more…

Host Hotel

The Charlotte Black Film Festival (CBFF) will screen three days of Independent Films, Workshops, Industry Networking, Master Classes and more. Many films submitted into our festival have received theatrical distribution, Cable and TV deals on BET, HBO, TV1, and VOD  just to name a few.

Networking & After Parties

Each night come and celebrate the day’s activities at the Charlotte Black Film Festival official after parties.  Free with Festival All access passes.

Year-round initiative

PowerUP USA is the leader in providing art, digital media, technology and entrepreneurship to in and out of school youth, summer camps, adults and seniors. We also provide consulting services to organizations looking to provided 21st-century skill training.

ABOUT CONFERENCE

Birthing the Gifts
As part of the 9th annual Charlotte Black Film Festival, PowerUp USA invites all Digital, Technology, Broadcast Media, Schools, Film, Small businesses and non-profits helping to close the Digital divide. Come and meet Digital content producers and technologist of color from across the U.S. as they emerged on Charlotte April 12 – 13 for our 2ndt annual Digital Village Exposition. Where it takes a village to close the divide.
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Be part of the one of the largest gathering of minority content producers in the Carolinas

WHAT WE DO

April 11-14, 2019 – Birthing the Gifts
4 days of Art, Fashion, Film, Music, Neworking, Parities, Speakers, Vendors, Workshops  & More
  • Opening Night Film @ Studio Movie Grill

  • Over 30 Films Screened at Charlotte Convention Center.

  • Authors, Businesses, Technology vendors in our Digital Village and Live entertainment, Speakers onthe PowerUp Stage

  • Fashon of Film Showcase Designer Competition

  • My Beat your Movie. The BoomBoom Room will be on fire! where Music Artist compete to be scored in a film or TV.

  • Red Carpet Vision Awards

TICKETS

OUR Workshops

CBFF brings together the world’s innovators, marketers and creatives all in one venue. Discover disruptive trends and how they are going to change the future of brand marketing and entertainment. Experience new technologies that change the way consumers behave and learn from leaders in content creation, major studios and top advertising firms at keynotes, workshops and panels.

CONTACT US

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ABC's of Film Production

Come and Pitch your Film and/or TV Ideal

PITCH ME

Learn from Industry experts in Film and TV

From Book to Screen

Learn how to sell your film or TV show

Selling your TV or Film Idea

day 1 agenda

Thursday, april 11, 2018 - OPENING NIGHT

11:00AM

CBFF Registration

11:00AM - 3:00PM

CBFF Registration Center Festival pass pick-up and sales @ Host Hotel Fairfield Inn By Marriott

11:00PM

Museum Tour @ The Museum of the New South

11:00PM - 5:00PM

Museum Tour at your leisure @ Museum of the New South

 

6:30PM

Opening Night Welcome & Film

6:30PM - 10:00:PM

Opening Night Film, Welcome & Red Carpet Mixer with Live Music

 

 

 

day 2 agenda

Friday April 12, 2019 - Charlotte Convention Center

9:00AM

CBFF Registration and pass pick-up

9:00AM -

CBFF Registration Center Festival pass pick-up and sales

10:00AM

Digital Village & PowerUp Stage

10:00AM - 7:30PM

Digital Village & PowerUp Stage Marketplace Vendors, Panel Discussion, Empowerment Speakers & Entertainment

 

10:00AM

Independent Film Screenings:

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Independent Film Screenings: Narrative Features, Documentaries, Web Series, Short Films & Student Films

11:00AM

"My Beat, Your Movie" in the Boom Boom Room

11:00AM - 6:00PM

Music Artist Submissions: “My Beat, Your Movie”  where attendees go into the Boom Boom Room dance and listen to the playlist to select the songs best suited for a Film or TV show.

11:00AM

40 million dollar Film/TV Grant

11:00AM - 12:45PM

Where’s the Money? Come and listen to the North Carolina Film Commissioner speak about the 40 million dollar Film/TV Grant and the Film opportunities in the Carolinas.

1:30PM

From Book/Idea to Screen

1:30PM - 3:00PM

Come and hear from experts how to adapting your book, script or idea into a Movie or TV show.

4:00PM

Poolside Network Mixer

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Meet filmmakers and attendees at the Poolside Network Mixer at the Fairfield Inn by Marrotte.

7:30PM

Fashion of Film Showcase

7:30PM - 10:00PM

Our Fashion of Film competition will allow designers to showcase their creative talents while incorporating film into their designs.

10:30PM

CBFF Friday Night Celebration

10:30PM - 2:00AM

Dance the night away at the Friday Night After Party

day 3 agenda

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - Charlotte Convention Center

9:00AM

CBFF Registration and Pass Pick-up

9:00AM -

CBFF Registration Center – Festival pass pick-up and sales

9:00AM

PITCH ME

9:00AM - 11:30PM

Pitch your Idea for a Film, TV or Reality show to our industry experts. Get immediate feedback from the experts and your peers.

10:00AM

Digital Village & PowerUp Stage

10:00AM - 6:45AM

Digital Village & PowerUp Stage Marketplace Vendors, Panel Discussion, Empowerment Speakers & Entertainment

 

10:00AM

Independent Film Screenings

10:00AM - 7:00PM

Independent Film Screenings Narrative Features, Documentaries, Web Series, Shorts, Student Films

11:00AM

"MY BEAT, YOUR MOVIE" IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM

11:00AM - 6:00PM

Music Artist Submissions: “My Beat, Your Movie”  where attendees go into the Boom Boom Room dance and listen to the playlist to select the songs best suited for a Film or TV show.

11:00AM

CASTING CALL

11:00AM - 12:30PM

“Casting Call”  Learn how to get that next acting gig

1:30PM

Women in Film Panel

1:30PM - 2:45PM

Hear the stories how the growing opportunities for women in film and the content created by this panel.

3:00PM

Writing an Award Winning Script

3:00PM - 4:30PM

What are the tools and skills needed to Write an Award-winning Script

4:30PM

DAY PARTY - PoolSide Network Mixer

4:30PM - 6:30PM

PoolSide Network Mixer

8:00PM

Red Carpet Vision Awards

8:00PM - 10:30PM

Come as we celebrate the best in film, acting and the community at the Red Carpet Vision Awards called by many  Charlotte version of the Oscars. DJ, Guest Presenter, Celebrity host, and Live Entertainment.

10:30PM

CBFF After Party

10:30PM - 2:00AM

Come to celebrate with the filmmakers and attendees at the Closing night Afterparty.

day 4 agenda

Sunday April 14, 2019

9:00AM

Filmmakers Prayer Breakfast

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Meet us at the host hotel for the Filmmakers Prayer Breakfast. Giving thanks for an awesome festival and networking with attendees and filmmakers.

2:30pm

Stop the Bullying/Gun Violence video contest

2:30pm -

Calling all students 7 to 17. Speak out against bullying and gun violence. Using your Art, Dance, Rap, Poetry, Short film or a  Song.

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