Emerging Directors Showcase: Narratives, documentaries, and other short form content from directors of African descent. Projects submitted to any of the competitive categories can be considered for this section should they not be eligible to compete.

Submissions closed


  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Director must be a person of African descent.
  • Content must have a multicultural perspective.
  • Open to U.S. and international entries.
  • Must be in the English language or contain English-language subtitles.
  • Films must have completed principal photography on or after January 1, 2018.