Taking Up Space is a film festival within the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival seeking short film submissions of all types!

Taking Up Space Film Festival is seeking stories that are created and told by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color) filmmakers. The purpose of the film festival is to lift the voices of historically excluded racial and ethnic narratives

All types of short works are being considered for 2022 - documentary, narratives, animation, experimental - all are welcome to submit. We are striving to lift the voices of diverse filmmakers. All films for this curated festival will be selected by a team of BIPOC filmmakers/creatives.

Screenings will take place at the beautiful People's Security Bank Theatre at Lackawanna College (501 Vine Street) in downtown Scranton PA, as part of the 2022 Scranton Fringe, on the following dates/times:

Friday, October 7th at 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 8th at 2:00 pm* and 8:30 pm

Talkback with the filmmakers will be held after the October 8th, 2:00 pm screening -- virtual / on-demand access will be granted for this screening as well.

ALL films accepted are shown (together) at all dates/times listed above.

Submissions will be received starting immediately through the end of the day, August 31st, 2022.

The artistic director of Taking Up Space is Dan Kimbrough.

Dan Kimbrough is a content creator who works with individuals and businesses to best tell their stories through media. Dan knows the power of content and storytelling in reaching an audience and branding a business. He has 20+ years of media experience and has worked with ESPN, as a documentary filmmaker, production manager, professor, podcast producer, photographer, editor, and more. In addition to the AD of Taking Up Space, Dan serves as the tech director of Scranton Fringe.

Co-presented by Park Multimedia, Black Scranton Project, and Scranton Fringe.

A jury of all BIPOC filmmakers and creatives will award one (1) film"Best in Show". The prize will be awarded following the October 8th (2 pm) screening and includes a plaque and cash prize ($150).

All accepted films will receive a limited amount of artist passes to the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival.

For our first year, we are only considering work by BIPOC filmmakers residing in / primarily working with the United States (citizenship status not relevant).