Beverly Hills, CA (June 20, 2012) — The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) — recognized as one of the leading black film festivals — is currently accepting submissions for the 2012 festival, to be held October 25-28, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA.
Regular submissions will be accepted from June 18 through August 6. The late deadline is August 17.
HBFF welcomes narrative features, shorts, student and documentary films for its competitive program. Animation films and music videos submitted are accepted for the non-competitive program only.
This year HBFF is pleased to announce a new category for Webseries.
Feature-length scripts are also accepted for the separate HBFF Storyteller Competition. For FAQS about submitting your film or script, please visit: http://www.hbff.org/?p=795.
All films submitted must have been completed after September 1, 2011.
HBFF accepts film submissions from all filmmakers; however, to be eligible for the festival’s competitive program, one of the film’s creative principals, i.e. the writer, director or producer must be Black or of African heritage.
All other films will be considered for our invitational program. Please notify the festival in your application if your submission does not meet the requirements for the competitive program and you wish to be considered for the invitational program.
Narrative feature films should be at least 60 minutes in length; short films should be 30 minutes in length or less; and student films must have been completed while the filmmaker was enrolled as a full or part-time student in a college or university. Web series content creators must submit at least 3 episodes, in ALL genres, less than 20 minutes in length each.
Film and script entries are accepted exclusively through Withoutabox. To submit your film and/or script, go to >> https://www.withoutabox.com/login/1175.
Recent successes for HBFF, which is now entering its 13 th year, include A MILLION COLOURS, the HBFF 2011 Opening Night Film which TD Jakes Enterprises signed on as an executive producer. The film opened on April 26, 2012 in South Africa. MYSTERY OF BIRDS, an HBFF 2011 official selection, recently won the Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA) 2012 Best Film by an African Living Abroad award. And, Rel Dowdell’s CHANGING THE GAME, an HBFF 2011 official selection, was released May 11, 2012 exclusively at select AMC Theatres.
For more information on HBFF visit the website at http://www.hbff.org.
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