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Black and Latino Film Awards Nominations are open

The Black And Latino Film Awards was created to celebrate the works of Black & Latino innovators in the film industry, and now it is time for you our wonderful members to do your part and participate in in the nomination process. You can view last years award show right here!

Here’s how to nominate:

  • 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 June 19, 2019.
  • 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 July 20, 2019.
  • Those honored are selected from the membership of the Black and Latino Filmmaker’s Coalition and approved by Film Awards Judging committee.

The Award Categories


  • Short Film
  • Episodic
  • Feature Film


  • Short Film
  • Documentary
  • Episodic
  • Feature Film


  • Short Film
  • Episodic
  • Feature Film

Open Categories

  • 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 June 7, 2019.
  • Nominations will be accepted via email. Phone calls and texts will not be accepted.
  • The email for nominations is
  • 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: Babatunde Odesanya, Founder and CEO of BLFC:
Thank you for your interest and efforts in nominating an outstanding candidate. Your participation in selecting a deserving recipient of this important award is greatly appreciated.