The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) launches a new sidebar, Film Diaspora, that will highlight independent films and filmmakers from the African Diaspora, the Caribbean, Central or Latin America.
Films submitted to compete in this category must have been produced by filmmakers residing outside the U.S. in Africa, the Caribbean, Central or Latin America.
Narrative feature films must be at least 60 minutes in length and completed after September 1, 2011.
Short films may be no longer than 30 minutes in length and completed after September 1, 2011.
Through a public exhibition and competition program, the Hollywood Black Film Festival screens feature, short, student and documentary films in order to enhance the careers of emerging and established black filmmakers. The festival’s goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, media and public.
Since its inception, HBFF Has screened a total of 867 independent films including 156 features, 450 shorts, 141 documentaries, 92 student films, 14 animated films and 11 music videos, from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan, the Bahamas, Central African Republic, Ghana, Burundi, Nigeria, Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Niger, Russia, Brazil, Jordan, Jamaica, Spain, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and the Philippines. It has held 452 world premieres, 30 U.S. premieres, 122 West Coast premieres and 65 Los Angeles premieres. Over 60,000 people have attended and enjoyed the diversity of Black Cinema through this festival.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FILM SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WITHOUTABOX (WWW.WITHOUTABOX).
Festival Dates: October 2-6, 2013
Call for Entries: April 1 – July 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline: May 5, 2013 Fee: $65/$60 with WAB discount
Regular Deadline: June 16, 2013 Fee: $75/$70 with WAB discount
Late Deadline: July 1, 2013 Fee: $85/$80 with WAB discount
Notification to Filmmakers: July 29, 2013