The Black Continental Independent Movie Awards (BCIMA) AKA Black Cinema Awards is an online filmmakers film festival that recognizes and celebrates excellence in film by persons of African descent or films about the global Black experience.
To promotes Black Independent Filmmakers and support Black films.
To increase marketing and distribution opportunities for Black Independent Filmmakers or films related to Black issues.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST SHORT FILM
Films completed two (2) years before submission starts date are eligible for consideration in our nomination. Non-English submissions must be available in their original language with English subtitles.
Films that promote Black Culture or addresses Black Issues
Films made by Independent Black Filmmakers
Our judging process is a peer to peer RATING system where filmmakers with SELECTED films serve as judges in their respective category (feature, short, or documentary).
Judges are setup with a BCIMA subuser account in FilmFreeway; and are assigned to films uploaded in FilmFreeway to watch and rate based on categories below.
1. Originality / Creativity
5. Lead Male(s) Performance(s)
6. Lead Female(s) Performance(s)
7. Supporting Male(s) Performance(s)
8. Supporting Female(s) Performance(s)
10. Sound / Music