Narrative Features (U.S & International)

Submissions Closed

A competitive section for feature-length films directed by and/or both written and produced by persons of African descent.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Films must have a 72-minute minimum runtime.
  2. Films must have been directed and/or both written and produced by a person of African descent.
  3. Entrants must be 18 yrs. or older.
  4. Open to U.S. and international entries.
  5. Films must be in the English language or contain English-language subtitles.
  6. Films must have completed post-production on or after January 1, 2023.
  7. Films with prior distribution or a distribution commitment are not eligible for this section.

Award Eligibility

  • Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature
  • Jury Award - Best Director
  • Best Actor