Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated / Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter presents The OLA Film Festival.

The OLA Film Festival is a showcase and competition highlighting the work of amateur and student filmmakers across the country. The goal of the festival is to offer support to emerging artists by providing a platform to display their work to the public.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated/ Omicron Lambda Alpha Chapter is the first alumni fraternal chapter in the National Pan-Hellenic Council community to host an international film festival - THE OLA FILM FESTIVAL .

Submissions for year two will begin on September 1, 2020.

We are adding an extension to submit February 26, 2020.

$500 - First place
Best Film in the Festival

Additional Awards and Certificates will be awarded to participants in the festivals.

-The OLA Film Festival will feature short films from African American directors and/or directors of African descent. Films should be between 5 and 20 minutes in length, including credits. Entries must be completed projects with proper sound, color correction, and editing BEFORE submission.

-Films should be submitted electronically via

-All film genres are accepted.

-All entries selected for the showcase grant Omicron Lambda Alpha (OLA Film Festival) the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
By submitting your entry to the OLA Film Festival, you warrant that you have obtained all necessary permissions and/or paid any and all licensing fees to screen the film in a public venue. You also assert that you have the authority to do so and that you have reviewed all the submission rules and information. You agree to hold the OLA Film Festival harmless and without liability for the statements you make connected to your submission and against any claims, damages or losses (including attorney’s fees and court costs) which may result from claims involving trademarks, copyrights or screening the submission.

-You further assert that there are no assigned rights, agreements, distribution agreements, production deals or any arrangements whatsoever attached to this work that would in any way interfere with screening of your entry to the public within the terms of said showcase. Neither Omicron Lambda Alpha (OLA Film Festival) nor its hosting venues will be held liable for your failure to meet any and all legal obligations pertaining to obtaining rights to performances, personal appearances, music, graphics, logos or any visual and audio elements subject to exhibition law.

Overall Rating
  • Brandon Hairston

    Organized very well! The cast and I had a great time. Looking forward to submitting next year

    June 2020