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20-Apr-2014 2:23pm PDT  

 

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center African American Film Festival

11 Annual April 26, 2014 to May 04, 2014

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104 17th Ave South
Seattle WA 98144
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Phone: 206-684-4710
Fax: 206-709-5807
jacqueline.moscou@seattle.gov
http://www.langstoninstitute.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Narrative
Films dealing with fictional characters. Can be any length.
Documentary
True accounts of persons and or subjects by and about Black people.
Children/Youth
Films appropriate for families and youth 5-14
Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Transgender,Queer
Film subjects that are about and relevant to LGBTQ Black culture and intersecting communities of color.
Experimental
Film that are experimental in nature with non-linear narrative and visually original
Animation
Animated films. Will consider documentaries about animation
Youth-made movies
Filmmaker must be 18 or under

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival's mission is to engage audiences in the powerful voice of cinema that is by or about Black people. Our films are as diverse as our hues and reveal vulnerability, strength and global interconnectedness. We celebrate the works of the filmmakers, and appreciate the opportunity to showcase their works with audiences eager to be immersed in the power of story.
Grounded in community capacity building, the festival creates year round opportunities to enhance media literacy, self reflection, and community discussion. By creating the shared experience of films that are by and about Black people, the festival is a creative and collaborative opportunity to build cultural competency across the aisle and across neighborhoods in greater Seattle and beyond.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) is a cornerstone program of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute(LHPAI.) The festival was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Jacqueline Moscou as a weekend series. Now in its 11th year, the festival has grown to 8 days and includes collaborative ventures, youth workshops, and audience talk-backs with filmmakers, industry professionals and community leaders with matinee screenings for middle/high school youth. The Festival also features panel discussions, a filmmakers brunch with the community at large and a filmmakers-only round-table.

The Festival screens films year-round with its Underground Railroad Film Series. These monthly films travel throughout King County and reflect the African American connections that exist over many miles and many backgrounds with other cultures. Past guests include Robert Townsend, Danny Glover, Ava DuVernay, St. Clair Bourne, Victoria Mahoney, Shawnee and Shawnelle Gibbs, Alrick Brown,Tiona McClodden, David Walker and many others.

The Festival is also a founding member of the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). AFFRM is a national collective of Black Film Festivals that provides theatrical releases for high quality black independent films for limited engagements.

Films are selected from films submitted to an annual Call for Work and from classic films from around the world.

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute's African American film festival now offers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox's Internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There's no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!
Films can be submitted through the mail. Follow the entry process on our website: langstoninstitute.org

ORGANIZERS
Alfred Love ; Alfred Love ; Alfred Love ; Allason Leitz (Assistant to Director) ; Allason Leitz (Assistant to Director) ; Andre Canty (Film Juror) ; Angela Gilliam (Film Juror) ; Gari Watkins ; Gari Watkins ; Isis Asare (Director) ; Jacob Galfano ; Jacob Galfano ; Jacqueline Moscou (Artistic Director) ; Jacqueline Moscou (Artistic Director) ; Jacqueline Moscou (Artistic Director) ; Jacqueline Moscou (Artistic Director) ; Jennifer Rice ; Jennifer Rice ; Jeremy Morton (stage technician) ; Karen Toering (Program Director) ; Karen Toering (Program Director) ; Karen Toering (Program Director) ; Krista Wright Thayer (Film Juror) ; LHPAI LHAAFF ; LHPAI LHAAFF ; Lisa Myers-Bulmash ; Lisa Myers-Bulmash ; Naomi Ishisaka ; Naomi Ishisaka ; Negarra Kudumu (Artist) ; Royal Alley-Barnes (Executive Director) ; Sandra Boas-DuPree (Operations Manager) ; Sandra Boas-DuPree (office manager) ; Zola Mumford (Curator) ; Zola Mumford (Curator) ; Zola Mumford (Curator) ; Zola Mumford (Curator) ; dominique stevens (Coordinator) ; dominique stevens (Coordinator) ; karen toering (festival coordinator)

GENERAL RULES
Genres/subject areas: narrative, documentary, children’s, youth-made movies, The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) is a cornerstone program of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute(LHPAI.) The festival was founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Jacqueline Moscou as a weekend series. Now in its 11th year, the festival has grown to 9 days and includes collaborative ventures, youth workshops, and audience talk-backs with filmmakers, industry professionals and community leaders with matinee screenings for middle/high school youth. The Festival also features panel discussions, a filmmakers brunch with the community at large and a filmmakers-only round-table.

The Festival screens films year-round with its Underground Railroad Film Series. These monthly films travel throughout King County and reflect the African American connections that exist over many miles and many backgrounds with other cultures.

The Festival is also a founding member of the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM). AFFRM is a national collective of Black Film Festivals that provides theatrical releases for high quality black independent films for limited engagements.

Films are selected from films submitted to an annual Call for Work and from classic films from around the world.

The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute's African American film festival now offers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox's Internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There's no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!
Films can be submitted through the mail. Follow the entry process on website: langstoninstitute.org
shorts, LGBT, experimental, animation.

Filmmakers do not have to be Black, but films should include significant, relevant content involving Black people: the LHAAFF is seeking diverse, multifaceted stories and positive images.

Non-English language films must have subtitles.

No fundraising or training films will be considered.

If you are not entering a film using the online process, please send preview copies in NTSC format on DVD. Make checks payable to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Include a postage paid envelope if you want your work returned. ALL preview copies must be clearly marked with your name and contact information.

Films are reviewed by a private jury process. Please notify us if you have simultaneously submitted your film to other Seattle-area festivals. No phone calls, please.


A $50 honorarium is paid for films accepted and screened. You will be notified by email if your film is accepted to the festival; film awards are determined after the end of the festival.

Awards may not be given each year. The LHPAI/LHAAFF reserves the right not to grant awards within any film category if sufficient votes & evaluations are not given to any film.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The filmmaker(s) grant(s) the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival license to multiple public performances of the film. The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival agrees to pay the person/company named above an honorarium of $50, as specified in the original Call for Work announcement. All local costs associated with the screening, including the rental fee, shall be paid by the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Other than supplying a copy of the film, promotional materials sent to the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival by the filmmaker, and the license granted herein, the copyright/rights holder shall not be responsible for any advertising, facilities, equipment, or other costs related to the screening. On receipt of a signed copy of the Screening Agreement from the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, the copyright/rights holder will provide a copy of the film in the best existing format. Please provide the copy ahead of time so that we may ensure it will work with our equipment. The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival agrees not to make any copies of the DVD or the film beyond a backup or “safety” copy if needed, intended for projection only and subject to destruction following the screening. The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival is permitted to use any materials sent to the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival by the copyright/rights holder to promote the screening. The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival may create its own promotional and advertising material at its own cost, but any such material shall provide prominent and appropriate reference to the film by its title. The LHAAFF understands that different versions of the film may be shown at other festivals, at the sole discretion of the filmmaker(s) OR copyright/rights holder. The screening may occur in conjunction with other performances including music, dance, readings, or other artistic presentations to be arranged by the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival at its discretion. Any costs of such related performances shall be the responsibility of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. The LHAAFF may cancel the planned screening, guest appearance, and all related activities without notice upon discretion of the board, staff, or subcommittees of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, If a personal appearance and/or screening is cancelled, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, shall not be responsible for, nor required to, pay any fees or expenses related to the originally planned agreement.