The Sankofa Film Festival is now accepting submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives, web series and documentary films made by or about people of African descent from around the globe. It will feature films that showcase narratives of the divergent and dynamic stories of Black life in the US and internationally. The Sankofa Film Festival, featuring films from the African diaspora, is scheduled for September 23-25 in Minneapolis, MN. It will held in the theatre at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
The Sankofa Film Festival was founded to showcase the ever evolving vision of African cinema, and to address the under-representation of films and filmmakers of African descent. It takes place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area which is home to not only a vibrant African American community but also one of the largest African communities in the country, with residents from Liberia, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya and others.
The Sankofa Film Festival will also feature awards. The prizes will include a Festival Prize, an Audience Award, and others. The jury will feature local and national filmmakers and creatives.
The Sankofa Film Festival is now accepting submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives, web series and documentary films made by or about people of African descent from around the globe. It will offer a variety of film programs that will take place at Intermedia Arts and various offsite venues. The Sankofa Film Festival, featuring films from the African diaspora, is scheduled for September 23-25 in Minneapolis, MN. It will held in the theatre at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
The Sankofa Film Festival is dedicated to fostering a diverse cinematic experience for and about people of African descent, and will showcase narratives of the divergent and dynamic stories of Black life in the US and internationally. It will feature premiere films, panels, Q&As, speaker series, workshops, film awards along with networking events. We aim to bring audiences compelling content that not only inspire but also provoke. We will also work with local schools, colleges to engage them in the story of African cinema, and expose them to work that will widen their vision.
The festival is presented by Tru Ruts and Intermedia Arts, in partnership with IFP MN and Brown Cinema Cafe.
For more information about the festival and to submit, visit FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SankofaFilmFestival
Filmmakers are invited to submit short films of no longer than 30 minutes, and feature films of 60 minutes or more.
The deadline for entry is 31 August 2016. There are no festival entry fees.
The Sankofa Film Festival will also feature prizes. The prizes will include a Festival Prize, an Audience Award, and others. The jury will feature local and national filmmakers and specialists.
Submissions is open to filmmakers of all races and nationalities, with priority given to filmmakers of African descent, and aims to showcase Black experiences across the globe.
We accept features, web series, documentaries and short films in all genres. Filmmakers must guarantee that permission from the rights holder is secured for a minimum of two screenings at the Sankofa Film Festival 2016.
Submissions accepted through FilmFreeway, and also via DVD or flash drives. Filmmakers are asked to submit a link to their film, a brief description of the film, and a brief bio of the filmmaker. Filmmakers may also submit flash drive or DVD formats. Films will not be returned unless a self-addressed padded envelope is included.
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