13th Annual

Hollywood Black Film Festival

October 02, 2013 to October 06, 2013


Twinkie Byrd's Monologue Slam


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
July 31, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 7, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately August 22, 2013

Shorts: maximum 2 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Twinkie Byrd and the judging panel will select a grand prize winner, 1st and 2nd runner up who will win prize packages of actor services and products TBA.

Category Rules

What is a Monologue? A monologue is an uninterrupted speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program.
How To Enter:
To enter the competition there is a $30 entry fee. All entries must be submitted through Withoutabox at https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1175.
Upload to Withoutabox a video 2 minutes or less of a monologue for your type. You can use your cell phone, iPhone, iPad, webcam, FlipCam, etc. No professional video shoots!
Upload the same video to YouTube.
Email the YouTube link to your video along with your Withoutabox TRACKING ID NUMBER to slam@hbff.org.
Make sure your video sounds and looks clear and crisp.
Choose a monologue for your TYPE, from a Film (because its a Film Festival!!!)
Deadline for submissions is Wed. July 31.
Announcement of finalists is Thurs. August 15.

What's a "Type"
Your type is when using your characteristics, what it looks or seems like you would do for a living or can naturally portray (i.e. Doctor, Lawyer, Leading Lady, Leading Man, Detective, Police Officer, Nurse, Teacher etc).

What happens next?
Twinkie Byrd will review all the entries and select 10 finalist actors to perform their monologue live at the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival.
All of the videos submitted will be showcased on the Hollywood Black Film Festival's YouTube Channel on Twinkie Byrd's Monologue Slam Playlist. One lucky actor will be chosen by the public. The actor who garners the most LIKES will be "The People's Choice" and will perform live at the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival.

The Finalists:
The ten (10) lucky actors plus "The People's Choice" actor will perform their monologue at Twinkie Byrd?s Monologue Slam at the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival. The live Slam will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 6:00pm at the W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard; Hollywood, CA. The finalists will perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges and a live audience. The panel will also give each actor feedback on their performance, as well as share audition tips and techniques.