Documentary Features Competition

A competitive section for nonfiction feature films directed by persons of African descent. Documentaries selected to this section compete for the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Eligibility Criteria Summary

  • Films must have a 60-minute minimum runtime.
  • Director must be of African descent or film content must center on the global Black community.
  • Entrants must be 18 yrs. or older.
  • Open to U.S. and international entries.
  • Films must be in the English language or contain English-language subtitles.
  • Films must have completed post-production on or after January 1, 2021.
  • Films that have been, or will be, broadcast or streamed on television or the internet, or released via any other public distribution platform (theatrical, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, etc.) in any country prior to June 15, 2022, are not eligible for this category.
  • Films that have been, or will be, broadcast or streamed on television or the internet, or released via any other public distribution platform (theatrical, Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, etc.) in any country prior to June 15, 2022, are not eligible for this category.

Award Eligibility

  • Jury Award - Best Documentary

Early Deadline: January 15, 2022
Final Deadline: February 28, 2022