Welcome to the Shreveport Urban Film Festival where we showcase the developing talent of the next generation of African-American filmmakers! Our mission is to create a destination that showcases the very best of films that would otherwise get overlooked because of lack of star power or lack of finances.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out to us at ShreveportUFF@gmail.com

We’d love to hear from you. Thank you for your interest in the Shreveport Urban Film Festival!

1st Place Short Film
2nd Place Short Film
3rd Place Short Film
Best Actress
Best Actor

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing orders in Louisiana, this event will take place online.

SUFF accepts films and videos made by and/or about people of African descent. (Filmmaker needn’t be of African descent.)

Entries must be in English or Subtitled, dubbed in English.

Films cannot be publicly available online nor have distribution.

Films can be drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, documentaries, musicals, music videos, web series.

Submission fee is nonrefundable.

Work must have been produced after January 1st 2017.

All entries should be sent as ONLINE SCREENERS. Please don’t send discs (CDs, DVDs, BluRays) or any downloadable files to us directly, such as high resolution posters or other digital media. DVDs will be required if your film is selected for the festival.

If selected Filmmaker’s will be required to mail a DVD copy of their film, email a copy Film Poster, Logline, and Director’s Photo & Bio.

Overall Rating
  • Harrell Williams Sr

    A HUGE THANK YOU to the Shreveport Urban Film Festival for screening my short film "A Natural Choice." The other films were very good and entertaining. Take care and best to you!

    August 2020
  • Darren Heard

    Awesome Festival. The films were great. The festival organizers' communication was superb, and I can't wait to attend this festival in person next year.

    August 2020
  • C. Nathaniel Brown

    Great job by festival organizers to make the shift from a live festival to an online festival due to the pandemic. Communication was amazing. Tanesha and her team should be commended for a job well done. I look forward to next year's festival...hopefully in person.

    August 2020
  • Dre Robinson

    We were not able to attend but The Shreveport Urban Film Festival made us feel like we were there. Their marketing was top notch and innovative and they were kind enough to share footage of our films viewing. I hope to be involved with this festival again in the future.

    August 2018
  • Stacey Larkins

    Shreveport Urban Film Festival did An awesome job with social media in terms of marketing this festival, they really promoted all of the films involved. I loved their very creative video trailer for the festival, with an original soundtrack that described all of the films involved!
    Unfortunately, I was unable to go, but from their sold out shows and photo posts it looked like they had a great turn out! Kudos to Shreveport Urban Film Festival!

    August 2018