Kwanzaa Film Festival is the first festival of its kind. We accept films that express the principles of Kwanzaa: Unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Please include in your submission what principle it is reflected in one sentence. We are seeking Narrative films: short and features, documentaries, trailers and animation. It is 12/30/2018 one day only from morning into the evening. We will have workshops on Film Funding by professionals, producers, and investors. We will close with a networking session and award ceremony. Press will be invited.

Categories of the prizes are The Umoja award for a film showing community and unity,
The most impacting film, and Best Trailer. Each filmmaker will receive a gift bag. Feature Film winners will have a meeting with Shami-media distribution to distribute their film which is optional. The Winners of the festival will receive a gift bag valued at $300 dollars.
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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.
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. Kwanzaa film festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, 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.