2020 SUBMISSIONS

The American Black Film Festival screens dynamic content by and about people of African descent from around the world. The festival has both competitive and non-competitive sections. Below is a summary of the 2020 sections:

Category

KEY DATES

Award

Narrative Features

Submissions Open

Jury Award – Best Narrative Feature

Jury Award – Best Director, Narrative Feature

Jury Award – Best Screenplay, Narrative Feature

Jury Award – Best Actor, Narrative Feature

Audience Award – Best Narrative Feature

John Singleton Award – Best First Feature

Documentary Features

Submissions Open

Jury Award – Best Documentary

HBO® Short Film Competition

Submissions Open Soon

HBO® Short Film Award

Web Series

Submissions Open

Jury Award – Best Web Series

Global Showcase
(non-competitive)

Submissions Open

n/a

Social Impact Showcase
(non-competitive)

Submissions Open

n/a