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The Black Arts Alliance (BAA) will present the North Carolina Black Film Festival (NCBFF) later this year in Wilmington, NC.  In its 15th year, the four day juried and invitational festival of independent motion pictures by African-American filmmakers will showcase features, shorts, animation, and documentary films.  Prizes of $500 will be awarded in each category, provided there is a minimum of three entries to be screened in any given category.  The BAA is pleased to be continuing the Student Film category.  There is no submission fee for the student film category, but submissions must be made from filmmakers enrolled full or part-time in a college or university.  The festival jury will review and judge each film, but in lieu of a monetary prize in the student category, an award will be presented to the winner(s). 


1. A non-refundable $50 entry fee in U.S. funds must accompany each general  submission. Once you submit the application form to the left, please use the PayPal dropdown to the left to make your required payment. 


2. There is no entry fee required for the student category, however if you wish to compete in any of the following categories: feature, documentary, short and/or animation you must submit the General Application Form along with the required entry fee of $50.


3. Eligible entries must include a director, writer, or producer of color.


4. You may provide a screening link to your film in the application. If accepted into the festival you must provide a DVD, clearly labeled, including submission title, entrant's name, and contact number.


5. Please submit an electronic press kit including director's bio and photo, credits, synopsis, and production stills to



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