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 Now

Early Submissions Deadline: December 31, 2019

Submissions Deadline: February 1, 2020

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 Now

Early Submissions Deadline: December 31, 2019

Submissions Deadline: February 1, 2020

Jury Award – Best Documentary

HBO® Short Film
Competition

Submissions Opening Soon

HBO® Short Film Award

Web Series

Submissions Open Now

Submissions Deadline: February 1, 2020

Jury Award – Best Web Series

Global Showcase
(non-competitive)

Submissions Open Now

Submissions Deadline: February 1, 2020

n/a

Social Impact Showcase
(non-competitive)

Submissions Open Now

Submissions Deadline: February 1, 2020

n/a