TENOIR TV (pronounced tay-nwar) is a streaming platform that amplifies voices and, in doing so, provides viewers with authentic, creative, and original programming that reflects the lives of audiences long neglected by mainstream media. We are a network dedicated to advancing the narratives and highlighting the unique perspectives of people of color, various ethnic backgrounds, and diverse lifestyles.

TENOIR TV is a home for arts, entertainment, and storytelling that celebrates the true diversity of lifestyles, cultures, and perspectives that make up our colorful mosaic.


Best of Festival Winner
Prizes: Lifetime streaming of winning piece on TENOIR TV and exclusive interview with Urban Magazine

People's Choice Winner
Prize: One year streaming of winning piece on TENOIR TV and exclusive interview with Urban Magazine

A content creator/filmmaker can submit their content online through FilmFreeway. All genres will be accepted for series, shorts, features, documentaries, filmed podcasts, etc. All submissions must be new and original content. Older content will be reviewed to ensure it is not dated. All submissions must also include a poster and sizzle reel/trailer.

All selected submissions will receive notification through email only. TENOIR TV will not publish full-length films without submitter's written permission. We will send notification through email to all filmmakers and content creators. If filmmaker decides not to show film online we will not move forward with it as part of the festival.

All selected submissions will be available on the website from 8/1/2020-8/8/2020. Select winners will receive lifetime views on TENOIRTV.com as well as the live stream platform. The filmmaker or content creator can request to remove or replace the film link with a trailer at anytime.

All submissions that are selected/nominated for the festival will be informed solely by email. The selected submissions will be published on the festival website no sooner than 8/1/2020. No inquiries or arguments will be entertained regarding non-selected submissions. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

We encourage submissions from around the world. However, all submissions in foreign languages must contain English subtitles in order to be eligible for selection.

It is free to submit and more than one submission from each filmmaker or content creator is permissible at no cost.

By submitting your content (film, series episode, etc.) to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be uploaded/embedded on our website (TENOIRTV.com). The filmmaker/creator that is submitting the work must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows TENOIR TV to use the piece without infringing the copyright of any kind. Filmmakers can make a request to remove the content link at any time.

The decision of the Festival Committee is final and no correspondence will be addressed to argue decisions. The organizer's reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes. Festival Director reserves the right to make all decisions about the festival.

The submitter agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the TENOIR TV Film Festival. The submitter confirms that they have the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/rights holder to enter this content to the TENOIR TV Film Festival for screening if selected. TENOIR TV will not address anyone other than the original applicants/submitters regarding any content.