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DBFF Virtual Collaborative Challenge
- We Tell Our Stories
As artists and people of color, we surmount countless barriers related to inaccessibility, inequality, and discrimination, yet we still find a way to have our voices heard. Whether highlighting yourself as an individual, your community, or the greater Diaspora, what does it mean to tell your story despite the odds against you? Through this short video challenge, DBFF invites you to convey the ways our stories continue to shine by showcasing the ways BIPOC culture and communities overcome and innovate.
- This challenge is open to any and all creatives.
- Each participant can sign up in a pre-formed team or as an individual. Each individual participant will be randomly grouped with other participants, and each group will work collaboratively in a format that they determine.
- Each group will produce a 3-5 minute original short film that in some way explores the theme of the challenge and festival: “We tell our stories.”
- Groups of 2-4 individuals
- 3-5 minute short film
- Can be narrative or documentary
- Can be in any genre or style
- Can use found footage, archival footage, or original content
- Content must be appropriate for all audiences (no R-rated content)
- The film must be an original work created for the contest
- For each pre-formed group, the majority of its members must identify within BIPOC communities
- Videos must be submitted by January 22th, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST via a private Youtube or Vimeo link
*Disclaimer*- Denton Black Festival holds the right to disqualify any video projects based on our assessment of the work’s content or quality. By submitting to this contest, you agree and consent to the publication of the work on all Denton Black Film Festival marketing/promotional sites.
Registration date: Register through Google Forum here
Register deadline: Friday, January 8th.
Groups formed (for individual participants): 1/11
Deadline to submit your film: 1/22
Winners announced: 1/31
Each submitted video will be published on the DBFF Eventive festival page where viewers can vote on which video that best represent the theme of the challenge.
The voting poll will occur during the festival week from January 25th-30th. The top three most voted videos will be announced and awarded at the Closing Awards show Sunday, January 31st. The top three videos will be featured on DBFF social media and website after the festival week.
In case of a tie, the DBFF leadership team will be the deciding vote.
3rd place: The team whose video receives the third-highest number of votes will be awarded $200 dollars and one (1) film block voucher for each team member for the 2022 DBFF.
2nd place: The team whose video receives the second-highest number of votes will be awarded $300 dollars, and each group member will receive a 2022 DBFF All-Access Film pass.
1st place: The team whose video receives the most votes will be awarded $400 dollars and VIP passes to the 2022 DBFF Festival for all group members
- Winners are interviewed and featured on the DBFF website/social media
When: August 9th, 2020 – January 10th, 2020
Tickets: RSVP on Eventbrite
Where: Via Zoom. Sign Up for DBFF Newsletter
Cinematic Conversations- Soul -Dec. 30th
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The Denton Black Film Festival 2021 Virtual Edition will be January 27, 2021 – Feb 1st, 2021
In the last Soul Talk of 2020, African American Film Critics Association President Gil Robertson + #AAFCA members/critics Ronda Racha Penrice, Kathia Woods, and Anthony “Ant” Johnson bare their souls on life as a Black Film Critic. #DBFF #MoreThanEntertainment
Thank you to our sponsor: NBC5 Texas Connects Us
Host: Neil Foote
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