Submissions are now open for all filmmakers and creators of content. This event is the ultimate gathering of Black storytellers around the world, with its high-quality material, insightful discussions, and positive fellowship.
Set to take place July 5 -7 during the ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans, this year’s Film Fest will serve as a celebration of creatives across Black America and the African diaspora, as well as audiences seeking to discover these new voices and perspectives in entertainment. The festival’s goal is to showcase innovative narratives of all kinds, whether they are in the form of film or television projects, music or audio presentations.
This event, which is highly anticipated, aims to provide dynamic filmmakers access to career-advancing resources, such as workshops, panel discussions, and other activations. The ESSENCE Film Festival, by showcasing the best original content created by Black storytellers in film, TV, music and new media, continues to elevate and normalize Black creatives in Hollywood.
The 2024 edition will also…