Dopeflix s a culturally diverse, indie-focused film festival, dedicated to showcasing films created by women of color in the American Southeast. Our aim is to provide a forum for both emerging and established artists to share their work within a community, connection and interact with peers, and receive mentorship from professionals in the industry. We want to reveal the complexity, diversity, and multiplicities of women, who are ordinarily overlooked in the conventional media-sphere while enabling wider audiences to engage with complex stories that move beyond the common stereotypes projected in typical media representations.

Inclusion: Female-identifying and trans-identities.

Dopeflix is a year long film festival that consists of three qualifiers: June, September, and December. During each qualifier, films will be judged by a panel of four judges along with the audience as the fifth vote. The final judging will take place on March 6 & 7, 2020 where filmmakers will be officially awarded.

Disclaimer: These terms that you see in this website represent our politic, we acknowledge that language can be limiting and we are open to conversations and critiques around the language that we use to be more inclusive.


Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives, experimentals, and documentaries of 20 minutes or less that reveal the complexity and diversity of women, women-identifying and non-binary filmmakers of color that are directed and written by WOC.

Open to women, women-identifying and non-binary filmmakers of color in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.)

Short films that are publicly available online prior to the Festival may be considered for exhibition during the Festival but will be ineligible for Jury Awards. We prefer that shorts not be publicly available online.

Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for the exhibition.

DopeFlix screens films as digital files during the Festival and does NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP. If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film as a digital file for exhibition, DO NOT SUBMIT your film.

Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. DF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.