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BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES!

The Gene Siskel Film Center is excited to announce that we are accepting film entries through September 1st for our 26th Black Harvest Film Festival, the largest Black film festival in the Midwest. The festival will be presented virtually in November, 2020.

The Black Harvest Film Festival is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that tell stories, raise questions, or touch on issues that relate to the African American, African, and African diasporic experience. The Film Center invites feature length or short films for consideration in the festival.

BLACK HARVEST FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
Please choose your submission method. All films must be entered through the online entry form.

ENTRY DEADLINE: September 1

If you have any additional questions, please contact filmcenter@saic.edu

ENTRY GUIDELINES
– The deadline for entry is September 1. There is no entry fee.
– Feature-length films and shorts eligible
– All entries must include a preview screener, a completed entry form, and a press kit or credit list. Materials
will not be returned.
– Year of completion must be 2018 or later.
– Films MUST be Chicago premieres. Films that have had Chicago or suburban screenings prior to the festival are
ineligible for Black Harvest Film Festival.
– Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.
– Entries selected for the festival MUST be available for public exhibition in one of the following formats:
DCP or Apple ProRes formatted digital file. DVD and Blu-ray discs will not be accepted for theatrical projection.
– All legal clearances including, but not limited to, talent, music, or stock footage are the responsibility of the
filmmaker. The Gene Siskel Film Center reserves the right to utilize clips or stills from any film selected for
the festival for publicity purposes

Posted: 8/3/20

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