20th Annual

American Black Film Festival

June 15, 2016 to June 19, 2016

 
Category

Narrative Features

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
March 10, 2016
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

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 4, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 72 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature
This prize is shared with other categories.

Grand Jury Prize for Best Director

Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay

Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance by an Actor

Best of the ABFF Audience Award

Category Rules

- Minimum running time of 72 minutes

- Films must have been completed post January 1, 2015

- Films must be written or directed by a person of African descent or feature a person of African descent in a leading role

- Films must not have had any commercial theatrical or television play or broadcast on the Internet and must not have distribution

- Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation

- For submission purposes, preview films may have temporary soundtracks or digital outputs