We help independent filmmakers with films featuring a Black, African American, African or African Diaspora, as a subject matter or that feature a Black, African, African American as a central or starring character an opportunity to present their film before a sophisticated and eager audiences through our St Louis Black Film Festival.
Awards & Prizes
Features - Drama and Comedy
Documentaries: Features and Shorts
Shorts: Animation and Narrative
Music Videos: Shorts
Rules & Terms
To enter the St. Louis Black Film Festival, please submit a completed Feature film, short film, Documentary full length or short, Animated film or short, Music video. . We accept both Domestic and International submissions. Entries must be submitted on a DVD. DVDs will not be returned.
Note: If selected, filmmaker agrees to furnish 1 copy of film on DVD. The festival will also need 4 complete press kits from filmmakers whose films are selected as finalists.
Foreign language films must have subtitles.
DEADLINES: Film submissions will be accepted beginning March 1, 2016. PLEASE SUBMIT NOW. DO NOT WAIT FOR FINAL DEADLINE August 1, 2016.
Non-refundable Registration Fees.
Note: Feature Films are more than 40 minutes in length. The length of Short Subjects is 40 minutes or less.
Submit Your Film Now!
Finalists and nominees will be contacted no later than 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the Festival.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL RESPONSES BY STLBFF TO FILMMAKERS WILL BE MADE BY EMAIL.