22nd Annual

American Black Film Festival

June 13, 2018 to June 17, 2018

 
Category

Documentaries

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately April 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 72 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

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

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EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary
TBD

Category Rules

Description:
Nonfictional films intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or creating and maintaining a historical record.

Submissions Criteria:

• 72 minutes minimum run time
• Writer, director or producer must be a person of African descent, or the film content must have a multicultural perspective.
• Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
• Competition is open to U.S. and international entries.
• Films must be in the English language or contain English-language subtitles.
• Films must have commenced principal photography on or after January 1, 2017.
• While it is our preference to exhibit films in this competitive section that are world premieres, Documentaries that have previously screened at up to two (2) other festivals are eligible for this section.
• Films that have been, or will be, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, or released via any other public distribution platform (theatrical, Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) in any country prior to June 18, 2018, are not eligible for this category.

Award Eligibility:
• Grand Jury Award--Best Documentary (Prize TBD)