Continuing we work. Sharing we words. Telling we stories.

In 2006 the U.S. Congress designated the Gullah Geechee Corridor, which runs from Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, Fl. This corridor is considered “home to one of America’s most unique cultures”. The Horry County Gullah Geechee Heritage Committee hosts annual events to recognize the cultural importance of the Corridor's Congressional designation. The addition of our annual film festival enhances our overall mission spotlighting diverse visual storytelling of the American Community as a whole, and Gullah Geechee culture specifically.

It is the mission of the Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival to encourage filmmakers to explore and tell visual stories based on the rich history of Gullah Geechee culture. With a spirit of National and International inclusion, the Gullah/Geechee Heritage Film Festival also strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and story tellers from around the world. This film festival is as much about pride for people of Gullah Geechee descent as it is about our place in the global community.

Awards & Prizes

Official Film Selections will screen at the 2018 Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival.

3 Best Screenplay submissions will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.

Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

1 Best Short Screenplay will win a table read.

Rules & Terms

All Entrants must own the rights to the property they submit.

Feature Screenplay Submissions need to be between 90 and 120 pages and formatted by industry standards.

Short Screenplay Submissions need to be no more than 45 pages and formatted by industry standards.

Feature Film Submissions need to be between 70 minutes and 2 hours.

Short Film Submissions must be no more than 30 minutes.

**Submission & Acceptance to the Festival does not guarantee screening.

***Foreign language films must have English subtitles.

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Submission is acknowledgment of and agreement to the following Release Statement:

I am submitting my script or film to Gullah/Geechee Heritage Committee of Horry County for consideration.

I realize that you (and your affiliates) are in the production and/or management of material for motion picture, television and/or other media and, as such, are likewise engaged in the search for material and literary properties and the development of ideas, stories and suggestions for exploitation in any and all entertainment media which said production or management necessitates. Such material, ideas or suggestions may relate to format, theme, characterizations, treatments and/or means of exploiting a production based on such ideas and suggestions once completed.

As a result, I recognize that you will not discuss, consider or read ideas, scripts, treatments, formats or the like submitted to you by persons not in your employ
without first obtaining the agreement of the person submitting same to the provisions of this letter. I hereby acknowledge and agree as follows:

- I warrant that I am the sole owner and author of the above described material and that I have the full right and authorization to submit the material to you.
- I agree that any part of the submitted material which is not novel or original and not legally protected may be used by you without any liability on your part to me
and that nothing herein shall place you in any different position with respect to such non-novel or non-original material by reason hereof.
- You shall not be under any obligation to me with respect to the submitted material except as may later be set forth in a fully executed written agreement
between us.
- I realize that you may have had access to and/or may have independently created or have had created ideas, themes, formats and/or other materials
which may be similar to the theme, plot, idea, format or other element of the material now being submitted by me and I agree that I will not be entitled to any
compensation by reason of the use by you of such similar material.