The purpose of the African Women in Cinema Blog is to provide a space to discuss diverse topics relating to African women in cinema--filmmakers, actors, producers, and all film professionals. The blog is a public forum of the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema.

Le Blog sur les femmes africaines dans le cinéma est un espace pour l'échange d'informations concernant les réalisatrices, comédiennes, productrices, critiques et toutes professionnelles dans ce domaine. Ceci sert de forum public du Centre pour l'étude et la recherche des femmes africaines dans le cinémas.

15 February 2016

2016 African American Women in Cinema Film Festival – Extended Deadline: 26 February 2016

2016 African American Women in Cinema Film Festival  – Extended Deadline: 26 February

18th Annual African American Women in Cinema Film Festival - 23-26 March 2016 - New York City



The African American Women In Cinema Festival will feature the works of emerging and established women of color filmmakers from around the world and will offer screenings, keynote panels which focus on industry related topics, a script competition, and a special student filmmaking segment. It is the aspiration of African American Women In Cinema, through this Festival, to give talented women a path to fulfilling their dreams, through exposure of their talents, peer interaction and through mentoring by established professionals in the media and entertainment field.

Awards & Prizes

Winner will receive the African American Women In Cinema Festival Audience Award

Rules & Terms

Please read the following terms and conditions in connection with your submission to the AAWIC 2016 Annual Film Festival. As the filmmaker (Director, Writer, Producer) or Creator, I/We have submitted to AAWIC and warrant as sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal right and the title thereto have absolute authority to submit the enclosed material to AAWIC.

All films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2014.
Student Filmmakers must include current school identification information the name of school and expiration date.

-Films must be directed or written or produced by women filmmakers who are of the African, Latino, Asian or Native American Diaspora.

-Filmmakers submitting their film for consideration of the 2016 AAWIC Film Festival must be a minimum of 18 years old.

-Filmmakers submitting in the English language or have English language subtitles.

-Films can be shot in any format and must be completed (credits, etc.)

-For Shorts, Animation, Documentaries, etc., 40 minute maximum

-Feature Films, Animation, Documentaries, etc. must have a minimum running time of sixty (60) minutes.

Mailing instructions

If mailing submissions, there must be two (2) completed submission form(s) signed. All submission fees are non-refundable and must be paid by Money Order or Bank check only. Please it payable to African American Women In Cinema.

-Must mail two (2) DVD's of film. Please do not send sase or originals, as they will not be returned. No Pal formats accepted.

-Two (2) copies of filmmaker bio and synopsis.

-Two (2) copies of photo still from film

-One (1) self-address post card (will serve as notification of receipt of materials).

-Title and name of entry must be on all materials and containers.
-Can submit multiple entries, however, separate form and fee are required for each.

-Filmmakers will be solely responsible for the delivery of their film (including all shipping cost) regardless of format to and from the festival.

I/We will indemnify and hold harmless AAWIC its jurors, sponsors and partners individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands losses, damages, costs, liability and expenses including legal expenses apprising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on material submitted to AAWIC. AAWIC Annual Film Festival selectees and winners will permit AAWIC to use title of the work submitted and the logline, their name, and or likeness & publicity stills in publicity and promotional efforts.

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