Established in 1997, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to prepare black women to enter the film and television industries. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of these women through film and educational programs that empower and inform. A 501(c)3 non-profit, BWFN provides student scholarships, hosts screenings and workshops, and honors individuals who have excelled in this difficult industry.

Each year, BWFN hosts the BWFN Summit, a two-day cultural celebration of black women in the arts and entertainment that aims to connect key industry players with content creators. Taking place March 9-10, 2018 in Atlanta, the BWFN Summit includes a Short Film Competition featuring emerging and established filmmakers. Participants will screen their film in front of a live audience and have the opportunity to host a post-screening talk-back.

Awards & Prizes

* Audience Award
* Best Actor
* Best Director
* Best Screenplay
* Best Cinematography
* Best Editing
* Best in Festival

Rules & Terms

All submissions must be received no later than the given deadlines. **Submitted short must be produced or directed by a Black woman or feature a Black woman in a leading role.** Selected participants will be notified by BWFN staff by February 15, 2018. Filmmakers are allowed to submit more then one film, however each film will require a separate entry fee. Films cannot exceed thirty minutes running time. Non-English films must have subtitles.

FEES
Regular Deadline: $30.00
Final Deadline: $40.00
Late Deadline: $50.00