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Festival Dates: May in Cannes, France
Submission Deadline: March

Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.



Festival de Cannes

3, rue Amélie 75007 Paris – France

Tel: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 00 

Fax: +33 (0)1 53 59 61 10

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Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival

Festival Dates: October in NYCSubmission Deadline: June

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series, founded by African Voices magazine and Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, is the first Brooklyn-based festival devoted to supporting films produced, directed and written by women of color.

Since 1997, the festival has been enriching the city with over 500 films by women of African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, Indian and Native American descent. Reel Sisters attracts more than 800 film lovers from across the nation and globe including California, Chicago, Florida to as far away as Britain. The festival screens 25 films each year. Reel Sisters also provides scholarships to emerging women filmmakers and offers other resources for women filmmakers.

c/o African Voices

270 W. 96th Street
New York, NY 10025
347.534.3304 or 212.865.2982

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Festival Dates: April in NYC
Submission Deadline: March

The Dominican Film Festival in New Yorks mission is to promote a new generation of Dominican filmmakers along with 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 City audiences 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.

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Festival Dates: May in NYC
Submission Deadline: December

The Viva Latino Film Festival NYC International (VLFFI) is the newest Latino international film festival in the country.

VLFFI’s mission is to showcase the content of emerging and established Latino filmmaking talent in the U.S.,Mexico and Latin America.

244 5th Ave Suite S-268
New York, New York 10001
(646) 504-2090

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New Voices in Black Cinema

Festival Dates: April in NYC
Submission Deadline: February

Presented in partnership with BAMCinematek, NVBC is a multi-genre film festival of quality movies geared towards getting audiences to appreciate and support quality, independent films from, by, and starring the African and Latino diasporas.

The further purpose of this series is to give filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their talent on a grand stage where they can develop opportunities for limited distribution and create buzz for future industry contacts

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Festival Dates: November in NYC
Submission Deadline: October

The African American Women in Cinema Film Festival is one of the largest female film events in the country. Every year, the AAWICFF shines its luminous spotlight onto ambitious women filmmakers from all over the country.

Since 1997, the AAWICFF has premiered a number of award winning films which include: Fox Searchlight’s “BLACK NATIVITY” starring Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker to name a few. In addition, “SEASONS OF LOVE” premiered starring Taraji P. Henson and Gladys Knight and MY BROTHER starring VANESSA L. WILLIAMS, previous year’s films included; SOUL MATE — filmmaker ANDREA WILEY, STONE MANSION — filmmaker JJ GOLDBERGER and SWEETER WITHOUT SUGAR — filmmaker DARA FRAZIER.

New York


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Festival Dates: April in NYC
Submission Deadline: March

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), founded in 1997, is an annual event dedicated to showcasing entertainment content made by and about people of African descent to a worldwide audience.

Today it is recognized as the premier pipeline for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. The festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, panels, parties and more�from the star-studded opening night screening to the closing �Best of Festival� Awards Ceremony.



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Festival Dates: March in Austin, Texas
Submission Deadline: September

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

PO Box 685289

Austin, TX 78768
(512) 467-7979

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Festival Dates: January in Park City, Utah
Submission Deadline: August

The Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Utah.

With 46,731 attendees in 2012, it is the largest independent film festival in the United States.Held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, as well as at the Sundance Resort, the festival is a showcase for new work from American and international independent filmmakers. The festival comprises competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films, both feature-length films and short films, and a group of out-of-competition sections, including NEXT, New Frontier, Spotlight, and Park City At Midnight.

California Office

Sundance Institute
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 310-360-1981
Fax: 310-360-1969

Utah Office

Sundance Institute
1825 Three Kings Dr.
Park City, UT 84060
Tel: 435-658-3456
Fax: 435-658-3457
Utah Mailing Address
P.O. Box 684429
Park City, UT 84068

New York Office

Sundance Institute
321 W 44th Street, Suite 805
New York, New York 10036
Tel: 310-360-1981

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July 24 :: Black Films Space’s Filmmakers Mixer

Mixer | 2:00pm – 8:00pm | $15

Meet other independent black filmmakers, director, screenwriters and cinematographers are up to at the first of Black Film Space’s monthly mixers! This event will take place at 410 Gates Ave, Brooklyn 11216 and tickets include unlimited food and liquor.