Through the renaissance of filmmaking, students will show how we can improve our SOCIAL ECONOMIC, SOCIAL WELLNESS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, and EDUCATIONAL EQUITY LANDSCAPE through THE BLACK LENZ of our generation Z (AKA THE DISTRICT OF GENEZIS). The festival will be held at The Legacy Center - Event Venue & Shared Workspace in East Point, GA. Youth filmmakers and actors from around the globe will not only have the opportunity to have their films screened, but it is a chance to interact with professionals and peers in attendance. It is your moment to talk about challenges, techniques, goals, or simply the fun had during the filmmaking process and even discussions on social topics.

It is a time to shine, inspire, and show off your talent, whether in front of the camera or behind the camera, to the metropolitan Atlanta area. We welcome fun, positive, entertaining, challenging, and thought-provoking films, including those with diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.

Films submitted must be for a youth audience and family-friendly. Films are chosen by a jury of industry professionals, rating all entries on entertainment value, originality, acting ability, production value, and the message conveyed.

Selections are final and are the decision of the Black LenZ Youth Short Film Festival and are not subject to appeal.

We will select four short films that will screen at the awards ceremony.
The featured short films will be promoted via social media sites and highlighted along with the Director on the website and at the film festival.

The rules herein are subject to change without prior notice; however, we will make reasonable efforts in informing submitters of any change. We do not guarantee and do not assume that such intimation will be given. It is your responsibility to regularly visit this page to understand, comply, and be notified of any change in rules and guidelines.

Prizes will be given to the following:

Best Social Wellness Short Film

Best Social Justice Short Film

Best Social Economics Short Film

Best Educational equity Short Film

Submissions must be:

1. The film categories must be produced by youth aged 17 and under. The projects may include those under the supervision of an adult, as a class or workshop project.

2. An original video, you own all rights or have written permission to use.

3. All submitters must be from the Atlanta, Georgia Metro Area.

4. Film must be under 15 min to qualify.

5. Nudity profanities or any vulgar expressions will also be disqualified.