*As of 2022, This Event is Currently On Hiatus, we hope to bring it back in some capacity in the near future*
Co-Sponsored by the Afro-Amerindian Research & Cultural Center, & the Global South Research Consortium. This interdisciplinary symposium will center on African American an Native American interaction as well as how topics related to these interactions, their overall relevance and how these have been/can be incorporated in various fields.
The goal is to address the often overlooked interactions between Africans and Indigenous populations throughout the Americas in an interdisciplinary fashion, laying the groundwork for more comprehensive studies in the future. This symposium will include presentations from KSU faculty, staff and students as well as outside scholars, institutions, community organizations and figures. Mid-day, the symposium will include a screening of short films made by African, African American, Native American and Latinx filmmakers. Following the screenings, a discussion on artistic perspectives will be discussed.
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Films must be made by African, African American, Native American or Hispanic / Latinx filmmakers.
Films must be submitted in a digital format ONLY
Films that have been made within the past 3 years will be given priority consideration
Films over 30 minutes in length will be considered; however, preference will be given to films 20 minutes and under. Films over 1hr and 30min will NOT be considered.
Films MUST be made for general audiences, or be edited appropriately
1. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway) or a password-protected streaming URL.
3. We reserve the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund.
Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY
1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Diving Lines Symposium and all affiliated parties expressly disclaim all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
3. BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE SYMPOSIUM, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.