The Film Collective is a short film festival featuring short films from around the world. We accept films, in any and all genres including Narrative, Documentary, Horror, Experimental, Avant-Garde, Animation, Religious/Spiritual, Gay/Lesbian, Web Series and Disabled filmmakers.. Our festival is all about diversity, inclusion and showing films which display a wide variety of subject matters. If this is your film we invite you to submit today. To your success.

QFN’s mission to elevate the world of film and to introduce and connect talented visionary artists to the industry. Together QFN and Film Collective Film Festival will provide support for the powerful voices of black creatives through their vibrant imagination, awe-inspiring vision, and passionate work in media and the arts.

Judged by a panel of QFN executives, industry leaders, and fellow Film Collective Film Festival filmmakers, the competition seeks to identify cinematic storytellers who offer unique perspectives of the Black American experience.

In addition to receiving prizes, the films will be selected to make their premiere at the Film Collective Film Festival in 2023 and offered the opportunity to have the winner's Film premiere on QFN platform(s)

Film premieres will be at QFN’s sole discretion.

All materials must be no longer than twenty minutes in length including credits. Films must be the sole property of the person(s) submitting. We accept all genre's of film. If selected we require a compressed video file of your film. All selected filmmakers will be given a HARD DEADLINE in which to have their films sent. If the DEADLINE is MISSED your film will be DISQUALIFIED . WE DO NOT EXTEND FEE WAIVERS.

Overall Rating
  • Wonderful festival with quality films. The talkback was very informative and enlightening. All around great experience.

    February 2023
  • Valerie C. Robinson

    I really enjoyed this festival! There was a nice variety of film selections and I enjoyed them all. The experience was amazing and it was well-organized. Highly recommend!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We truly appreciate your support of our festival and more importantly your support of independent film. Thank you and I’m truly happy you enjoyed it.

  • Nicole Dizon

    Thank you so much to The Film Collective Film Festival for screening my directorial debut, Morena, and another short that I produced, Dear Mama! It was an honor to screen both films. Floyd hosted such a thoughtful, welcoming and safe space for our Filmmakers Roundtable.

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for being a part of our festival! It’s the amazing filmmakers that make this thing work. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

  • Thank you for screening my film! I wish I could’ve been there to experience it with everyone. <3

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    We’re so very happy that you were a part of our festival and we hope to see you again with your next project!

  • Ophilia Davis

    Thank you to THE FILM COLLECTIVE FILM FESTIVAL for the experience, it was truly an honour to have my film showcased at the festival.
    Thank you!!

    November 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting such a wonderful film. It was such an honor having it. And the conversation was just as amazing.