Nominations are Open


The nomination process is coordinated by Kenishia Green.

  • Nominees may be recommended by BLFC members for Writer, Director or Producer Awards limited to one nominee for category.
  • Nominees for Life Time Achievement and Performance of the year may be made by any member of the indie film community limited to one nominee for category.
    • The top three finalist from each category will be announced on November 16, 2017.
  • The final award recipients are recommended by the Film Awards Judging committee.
  • The final award recipients will be announced and presented at the ceremony to be held December 15, 2017.


The Award Categories



  • Short Film
  • Documentary
  • Episodic
  • Feature Film



  • Short Film
  • Documentary
  • Episodic
  • Feature Film



  • Short Film
  • Documentary
  • Episodic
  • Feature Film



  • Performance
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


Please only nominate individuals with the following criteria:


  • Nominees for Writer, Director, and Producer awards must be members of the BLFC in good standing.
    • Associate members in good standing may nominate one member of their organization in each category.
  • Nominees for Performance of the Year and Life Time Achievement are open to entire indie film community.
    • Nominees for Episodics must have 3 screen credits for the nominated category. The screen credits must be for the same Episodic Series.
  • Documentaries and Feature Films are considered productions of 45 minutes or longer.
    • Short Films are considered productions less than 45 minutes.
  • Episodics are considered productions of any length than contain 4 or more episodes.


Nomination Information & Guidelines:


  • All nominations must be received no later than November 10, 2017
  • Nominations will be accepted via email. Phone calls and texts will not be accepted.
    • The email for nominations is Filmawards[at]blackandlatinofilm.com.
  • Please include Black and Latino Film Awards Nominee in subject line of the email.
    • The body of the email must include both the name, phone and email of the person who is nominating and the nominee.
  • Clearly state the category in which the nomination is being made and include a link to to the body of work. For password protected Vimeo or Youtube accounts please include password.
  • For Writer Categories: Please attached original screenplays. Episodic nominees must submit 3 screenplays written for the same episodic.


If there are any questions regarding your nomination or this award, please contact:


Kenishia Green, Awards Coordinator, Filmawards[at]blackandlatinofilm.com or Babatunde Odesanya, Founder and CEO of BLFC: founder[at]blackandlatinofilm.com.