Wilmington-- The North Carolina Black Film Festival kicked off on Thursday night.
People filed into the Cameron Art Museum for the free reception. In its tenth year the festival showcases dozens of short and feature-length narratives, documentaries and animation.
Folks travel from all over the nation to attend.
"The North Carolina Black Film Festival formerly known Cine Noir Festival of Black Film gives African American filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work as producers and directors also the opportunity for our actors to get exposure for those that participate in the films". Said Charlon Turner of the Black Film Festival.
Attendees got to enjoy clips from the independent films that showcase the African American community's impact on film.
Other festival events will take place at the Hannah Block USO and Screen Gem Studios.