The San Diego Black Film Festival
The San Diego Black Film Festival, originally known as the Noir Film Festival, was established.
The event is a yearly fundraiser for the Black Historical Society of San Diego, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Black Historical Society of San Diego is the largest black historical society in the country.
Films/videos entered into competition must be directed, produced, or principally acted by an artist of African descent in the USA or in any country, or by a person born in any country in Africa, or whose subject matter relates to African American culture or any cultures of Africa (including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, etc.) regardless of race.
Entries must not have been completed prior to January.
Feature length entries and shorts must not have been exhibited previously at a film festival in San Diego, or any other commercial or nonprofit venue, (library, cultural center, university, etc.) in San Diego County.
Nor can your film be commercially available for rent or purchase on prerecorded video/CD for American audiences.
Each project entered into the festival must pay an entry fee.
There is no limit to the number of qualifying entries by any entrant so long as an entry form and fee accompanies each entry.
Foreign language entries must be subtitled with English sub-titles.
Films/videos cannot be re-entered into competition if previously rejected by the San Diego Black Film Festival.
Entrants shall obtain all licenses, royalties, and permits necessary to present their work.
Entries previously exhibited on the Internet are eligible for entry so long as they meet the above requirements.
The Festival accepts films/videos in the following 7 genres: dramatic feature, dramatic short, comedy, documentary feature, documentary short, animation, and music video.
Deadline: 31st August
For more information and application, visit: The San Diego Black Film Festival Website