On the heels of a recent Black Folk Don’t web series episode (atheism was the focus), I received an email from a rep for a film festival in Portland, OR, with the following request:
They’re looking for movies with people of color that deal with atheism, freethinking, or science advocacy.
So, do black folks do atheism? Or more specifically, do black folks do atheism on film? I’d certainly like to think so! After all, we aren’t a monolith.
If the answer for you is yes, meaning, you’re a filmmaker with a film that fits the above criteria, or you have further questions about the criteria to find out if you realy do qualify, then visit the festival’s website HERE, and send then an email with your questions.
You’ll also find the below info on their website:
Film Submissions may explore major themes such as:
• Reason, Critical Thinking and Skepticism.
• Cultivating Compassion and Ethics.
• Science and the Natural World.
• Freedom of Thought, Speech and Critical Inquiry.
• Challenging the Claims and Value of Religion.
• Joie de vivre and human thriving.
• DOCUMENTARY SHORT (Less than 50 minutes) FEATURE (Greater than 50 minutes)
• NARRATIVE SHORT (Less than 50 minutes) FEATURE ( Greater than 50 minutes)
• ANIMATION SHORT (Less than 10 minutes) FEATURE (Greater than 10 minutes)
Awards: Films will be juried and the awards will be recognition for:
• Jury Prize
• Grand Prize
• Best Short
• Best Feature
• Official Selection