ALT_CTL BIPOC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a Blerd City project with the mission to advance, cultivate and support BIPOC filmmakers. Submit your film by August 18 for $15.

We are interested in the representation of image making through the intersectionality of cultural and artistic vision from New York City, United States, and any country from around the world. .

The Festival will be held at Stuart Cinema & Cafe Brooklyn, New York.

New Filmmaker Short
Best Short
ALT_CTL Distinguish Filmmaker
Best Horror
Best Science Fiction
Best Social Impact Film
Best Feature Film
Best Director
Best Producer
Audience Awards

By entering the ALT_CTL BIPOC Film Festival, you agree to follow its rules and guidelines.
We accept sci- fi, fantasy, horror, Afrofuturism, magic realism, speculative and social impact short films and feature films from anywhere in the world.
Films must be directed by a Black, Indigenous or Person of Color(BIPOC), and depicts a story through the lens of a BIPOC person.
We accept films in another language must have English subtitles at the time of submission.
Entry fees are in U.S. dollars per film submission. We don’t provide refunds for festival entries.
Submit films with a private link - vimeo, youtube, FilmFreeway, or self hosted.
If accepted, you agree that a portion of your film via trailer/teaser/still/poster is included in ALT_CTL BIPOC FILM FESTIVAL Promotion.
We will need a MP4 copy of your film deliverable by August 21th.
You must own the rights of the film in order to submit it. We are not liable for any copyright infringements or unauthorized usage, and any conflict should be settled by the parties involved thereof. You are responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity
We consider work in progress. Please include a title card describing what is unfinished at the beginning of the submission screener.
• All screeners must be uploaded by the appropriate deadline.
• Deadline closes at 11:59 PM EST. .
• Accepted filmmakers will be notified via email, phone or text.
• Accepted filmmakers must be the authors of their submitted work and be ready to sign an agreement stating that they own all rights to their film and its components ahead of screening.
• If accepted, entrants are responsible for delivering their festival exhibition copy, trailer, screener link, press stills and press-kit on time.