Houston Black Film Festival

Houston Black Film Festival

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: Houston,
Start Month: March


Description

The Houston BFF is a celebration of cultural diversity, community outreach, and the art of visual storytelling. Our goal is to offer a creative outlet for independent storytellers and connect them with industry professionals within the entertainment capital of the world. The Houston Black Film Festival was founded in 2004 to bring a collective, cohesive and creative environment for the Houston, Texas Film Mecca; the fourth largest metropolitan city in the United States. Our focus is to proactively enhance the process of developing, producing and distributing films by black filmmakers. Our goal is to also bring a unique dominion to films by providing a program that will directly impact the viability and quality of films introduced to the market by the implementation of such ‘special projects’ as The Book to Film Screenplay Search Project, which aims to become an amenable bridge between proven published authors and filmmakers in hopes of bringing more book to film adaptations by writers of color to the big and small screen.
Our commitment is to quality over quantity when selecting films to showcase. These features, shorts, documentaries, music video, documentaries, experimental films and more will be worthy of a platform for the Houston community and beyond. This is a momentous occasion for our city as we connect with filmmakers and immerse them in the Houston storytelling community of Houston based writers. The four day festival includes an array of social engagements in various venues around our great city.


Submission Requirements:

Houston Black Film Festival is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt (about 1 minute or less) from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Houston Black Film Festival or its assignees, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Filmmakers also note that no screeners will be returned, period by the Houston Black Film Festival. Also, filmmakers may submit trailers of works that are not complete as long as these works will be completed by the festival deadline.

Submission Deadline: September



Fees:

Best Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Music Video, Best Web Series, Best Horror, Best Thriller, Best Fantasy, Animation, Best Anime’, Best Doc, Best MicroDoc, Best Sci-Fi, Best Comedy, Best Student Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Score, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Plus More!

Awards / Prizes:

Best Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Music Video, Best Web Series, Best Horror, Best Thriller, Best Fantasy, Animation, Best Anime’, Best Doc, Best MicroDoc, Best Sci-Fi, Best Comedy, Best Student Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Score, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Plus More!

Contact: Vanessa Morman (info@houstonblackfilmfest.com)

Website: http://houstonblackfilmfestivals.com/

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