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Films that tell a fictional story, event or narrative. Can be live action or animation.
Films that tell a fictional story, event or narrative. Can be live action or animation. Less

Nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, or maintaining a historical record.
Nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, or maintaining a historical record. Less

Short form narrative or documentary episodic television series. Entrant must submit two original episodes of a Web series for consideration.
Short form narrative or documentary episodic television series. Entrant must submit two original episodes of a Web series for consideration. Less

The HBO Short Film Competition is regarded as one of the most prestigious short film showcases in the country. Each year five filmmakers are selected ... More
The HBO Short Film Competition is regarded as one of the most prestigious short film showcases in the country. Each year five filmmakers are selected to screen their film at the American Black Film Festival in Miami, where one winner will be selected to receive the HBO Short Film Award and cash prize of $10,000. Less

A non-competitive section for narrative and documentary feature films made by persons of African descent or depicting a multicultural experience. Proj... More
A non-competitive section for narrative and documentary feature films made by persons of African descent or depicting a multicultural experience. Projects submitted to any of the competitive sections will be considered for the World Showcase section should they not be accepted to compete. Narrative features and documentaries that have had three (3) or more previous festival screenings should submit to the World Showcase Screenings section in lieu of the competitive sections. Note: Projects that have had three (3) or more previous festival screenings should submit directly to World Showcase in lieu of the competitive sections. Less

Narratives, documentaries, message-related videos and other content from directors and/or producers of African descent.
Narratives, documentaries, message-related videos and other content from directors and/or producers of African descent. Less

A showcase for films based on cause-related topics affecting communities of color. These films provide perspectives that are different from mainstream... More
A showcase for films based on cause-related topics affecting communities of color. These films provide perspectives that are different from mainstream media portrayals, thereby positively affecting society’s view of the subject. The 2019 Social Impact Screenings topic will be Fatherhood: The Foundation of the Black Family. Less

A non-competitive section featuring short content in recognition of Black Music Month, and acknowledging the role music plays in film/television, this... More
A non-competitive section featuring short content in recognition of Black Music Month, and acknowledging the role music plays in film/television, this section celebrates artists, legends and the magic of music in movies. The content can be a narrative, a music video or a nonfiction project. Less


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