The Music in Motion showcase features short-form content that combines artistic musical expression and poignant visuals, such as music videos, spoken word, mini documentaries, and clever narratives to highlight the Black experience.

Submissions closed


  • 10-minute maximum run time inclusive of credits
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Director or producer 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.
  • Submissions can be in any of the following genres:
    • Short music-themed narrative
    • Music video
    • Animated
    • Nonfiction/documentary project