Kwanzaa Film Festival started in December of 2017. The festival focus on films that present films which reflect one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa which are the following; Unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility cooperative economics,purpose,creativity and faith. We also will be commemorating The 400 Years of African-American History reflecting on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in the English colonies. Any films that especially highlight the accomplishments made of African American will be strongly considered.
Our theme this year is to recognize and highlight the resilience and cultural contributions of Africans and African Americans over 400 years;
acknowledge the impact that slavery and laws that enforced racial discrimination had on the United States;encourage civic, patriotic, historical, educational, artistic, religious, and economic films to be part in anniversary activities; and commemoration.
Our winners of the film festival will be in the following categories: Best short film, Best feature film, Best documentary, Best trailer, Best Actor and Actress, Best Director
The Gift packages for winners will be valued at $500
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.