SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Submission deadline: Aug 6 (Shorts) and Aug 10 (Features)
Film Festival: Jan 24 – Feb 3, 2019
Park City, Utah
Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.
Mini Indie Film Festival
Submission Deadline: End of July/ Early August
Film Festival: September 2018
A festival of Trailers, Teasers, Sizzle Reels and Shorts. Current Industry judges evaluate and winners are selected. This is a huge networking event known to provide a strong New York presence for your work. Past participants have had projects pitched to HBO, BET, and the Own Network. Other participants have acquired additional funding for the completion of a full feature of their project. Streaming Video-On-Demand deals are common among winners. The atmosphere is bright and infused with fascinating personalities from the NY media scene. We diversify to amplify. That’s the message we spread to producers, networks and studios.
Dominican Film Festival
Film Festival: July 24-29, 2018
New York, New York
DFFNY’s mission is to promote a new generation of Dominican filmmakers alongside established ones. DFFNY strives on strengthening the vital economic and cultural relationship of the Dominican Republic with the United States. The festival’s main objective is to inform New York Cities audience about Dominican cinema and its relation to the history, politics and social life of the country through an aesthetic approach. The festival’s program will showcase an array of works reflecting the city’s diverse population including a large ratio of Latinos from 21 countries.
New Voices of Black Cinema Film Festival
Film Festival: April 26-29, 2019
Based in Fort Greene Brooklyn, ActNow Foundation (ANF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-proﬁt company that provides a platform for ethnically and racially diverse ﬁlmmakers, producers, writers & actors, whose productions focus on the full range of African-American & Latino experiences. ActNow operates in an environment of progressive artist collaboration, it accepts and welcomes transition and change, all the while remaining true to its roots and commitment to African-American and Latino cultural development.
Tribeca Film Festival
Submission Deadline: October 18, 2018
Film Festival: April 18 -29, 2019
New York, New York
Tribeca Hub remains one of the cornerstones of the festival experience, a place where some of the world’s brightest and most creative storytelling minds come to think, create, explore, and meet.
American Black Film Festival
Film Festival: June 13 -17, 2019
Miami Beach, FL
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content created by and made for African Americans. Founded by Jeff Friday, ABFF supports emerging artists, encouraging a group of diversity in stories and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. The ABFF is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, and are recognized as a vital pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more. From the star-studded opening night screening to the inspirational closing filmmaker ceremony. The ABFF will be a night to remember!
Submission deadline:June 17, 2018
Film Festival: September, 2018
Submit your film to the 10 year anniversary of WILLi FEST. This enjoyable film festival will be held in September in Brooklyn, NY.
May Mastermind & Fireside Chat With Kai Bond (Entrepreneurship)
May 12, 2018 – 12:30pm
639 Classon Ave
We are a monthly meetup designed to support Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs with starting and growing their businesses. This is a PRIVATE event for active Entrepreneurs, those wanting to become Entrepreneurs, and Investors or advisors looking to support the community.
The Gods of the Paradox Film Festival
May 12, 2018 – 2:30pm
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
The Gods of the Paradox Film Festival will be screening all film
genres that include: SciFi, Action and Comedy.
The Nth Ward and Crying F.U. Lady Rap
May 22, 2018 – 7:00pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)
Join us for this month’s NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuring The Nth Ward with Juliette Bennett (Actor) and Crying F.U. Lady Rap by Pat Ceasar (Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Animator/Editor). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.