FILM -- JUNE 2018


Urban World Film Festival 

INFO: Urbanworld Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to redefine and advance the presence and impact of the multicultural community in cinema, is seeking feature film length screenplays (90-130 pages) for its five-day festival. The screenwriter must consider himself / herself of African American, Latino, East Asian, or South Asian descent. If the screenwriter is none of the above, the screenplay must feature African American, Africans, Latinos or Asians in prominent roles. 

SUBMISSION FEES: Please check the website for fee requirement.

DEADLINE: June 8, 2018



INFO: The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature length documentary film. The Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

We are looking for applicants who make artful and innovative documentary films that focus on underrepresented communities and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time. Firelight Media will consider all types of long form documentary projects - historical, investigative, personal, verité, and experimental.

Firelight Media utilizes the Core Documentary Application. As part of your submission, you will need to share a work sample no longer than 15 minutes (for projects in production) or a rough cut at any length (for projects in post.)

You will receive notification of your status within 12-16 weeks of submission. If you are among a small group of finalists who advance through a series of peer reviews, you may be asked for additional information or project updates. Results will be shared September 2018. 

DEADLINE: June 12, 2018