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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

Full Frame Documentary Festival
April 3 – 6, 2014 

Durham, North Carolina

Early Deadline: August 15 – October 15
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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

Hollywood Black Film Festival (Oct. 2-  6)

Next Deadline: June 16

“The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) welcomes narrative features, shorts, student and documentary films for its competitive program. Animation films, music videos and web series will be considered for its non-competitive program.

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.

Accepts short, features, student films and web series. 

Website: http://www.hbff.org/submit-to-the-hbff-2013-film-competition/

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4 Fests You Should Enter This Week


…because all it takes is ONE festival screening to change everything.

Sidewalk Film Festival (August 23-25, 2013)

Birmingham, Alabama

Deadline: April 30

“The 15th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 23-25, 2013. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk and have been thrilled to discover fresh, enthusiastic crowds eager to devour new independent cinema.”

Accepts narrative & doc features, narrative & doc shorts, animations, short screenplays and shorts/features about Civil and Human Rights

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Unchained Resources: POV Docs online


I’ve been reflecting on the films I’ve had the opportunity to see this year and really the most impressive of the lot have been documentaries. Seriously, I talk about “The Imposter” and “Dreams of a Life” on a daily basis. So I was very excited to see that one of the premiere organization in the nonfiction film world, POV, has a library available for streaming. There’s a little something for everyone, from Student Academy Award winners to Sundance Film Festival official selections and even Oscar nominees.

Click HERE to watch 2012 Oscar-nominated short “The Barber of Birmingham” via POV online.

Since we’re still months away from prime Oscar season, I’ll have to get my fix with a little help from the folks at PBS.

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