Pearls Productions Films is Proud to announce our Inaugural Film Festival. Our platform was created to give artist a voice to reach millions through their art.

Pearls Productions was founded to bring positive creative content to the world. Content that's not afraid to push the narrative. Our festival is located in Indianapolis, IN. Our focus is real life stories that'll have an impact on the culture and communities in which the content was created.

Trophies are presented at the final awards ceremony gala, which is free for two (2) representatives of each film and script.

The Festival will call attention to its award winners and nominees via major media outlets, television appearances, and award recipients will be listed with graphics of their submitted project on the website throughout the Festival's history as well have a chance to win a complete production package will will the entire pipeline for their film of up to 30 minutes to be filmed by Pearls Productions that will also be featured on our streaming platform.

Please thoroughly review the submission requirements below. Refunds will not be made for filmmakers who submit material that is ineligible.

- Film must be original work that focuses on the issues faced by the black community. Directors may be of any race.

- The subject matter of the film must share the perspective of black (culture) narrative by sharing the reality of black history or culture. You are free to pick any topic or historic event. Ultimately, the goal should be to create thought-provoking questions and discussion with a wide range of audience.

- Contestants may submit multiple films, each entry no longer than 15 minutes, inclusive of credits. This year we have added a new category. The category of "The Genocide of Black Americans" has NO time limit (submit to this category if your submission is 20 minutes or greater) and the entry fee is higher than the standard entry fee. You must be sure to select the appropriate category for your film.

- If your work includes content not suitable for children or family audiences, please note that in your submission upfront and clearly. This includes any violent, sex, heavy use of explicit language, drug use, and nudity scenes.

understand entries cannot be withdrawn once submitted. No mailed entries will be returned. Failure to adhere to any rule may result in disqualification and forfeiting of any entry fee(s).

I agree to hold this entity harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees and court costs) which may be incurred out of or in connection with any screening as a result of any third party claim. This includes but is not limited to copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. I assume all financial and legal liability for works submitted.

I understand dates, showtime(s), location, and scheduling are at the discretion of this entity and is subject to change without notice. Only a select number of films will be chosen for screening at the festival and all others may opt into our provider's list option (see details via website).

I have read, understand and am authorized to accept all of the terms listed under the submission guidelines, and I agree to abide by all terms and rules.

- Entry fee must be in U.S. dollars and is non-refundable.