Submissions Closed

A competitive section for short-form episodic series directed by and/or both written and produced by persons of African descent.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Episodes must have a 30-minute maximum runtime inclusive of credits.
  2. Submissions must include one (1) episode and the series treatment and or bible for consideration.
  3. Entrants must be 18 yrs. or older.
  4. Episodes must have been directed, and/or both written and produced by a person of African descent.
  5. Competition is open to U.S. and international entries in the English language or containing English-language subtitles.
  6. Episodes must have completed principal photography 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 Series (Television or Web)