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BLACK SCREENPLAYS & STORIES

SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

It has always been our intention to host this festival as a live festival. This was to be the first year we were going to screen films for a live audience. Unfortunately, due to the Covid Quarantine that won't be possible for some time. As such, we won't be relaunching until we find a suitable production partner and can guarantee a date to screen films. Until then be safe and god bless.

‘Black Screenplays and Stories’ wants to bridge the gap between emerging black writers and producers looking to make films that represent the black experience. By shining a light on the cultures and historical perspectives that have shaped – and continues to shape – the lives of black populations in both the United States and abroad, we hope that the scripts and films generated will bring about a greater representation of black talent in the industry and in turn a greater number of black stories being told in the film, television, and new media. 

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BLACK SCREENPLAYS AND STORIES

PASSIONATE ABOUT CREATING NARRATIVES

We are a team of artists who are dedicated to the success of the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world. We look for storytellers who are passionate about creating narratives about black communities in the U.S. and abroad – from inner city Atlanta, LA, New York, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee to Wall Street and the NBA; and from Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean to the streets of London.

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BLACK SCREENPLAYS AND STORIES

PASSIONATE ABOUT DISCOVERING PROMISING ARTISTS

We believe in diversity. We believe black stories and African stories are a crucial part of the incredible tapestry that is our culture as such we welcome submissions from around the world from people of any sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, white, black, Latin, Asian, and everything in between. We are passionate about discovering promising artists and we love all kinds of stories from studio blockbusters to art house fare; from silly comedies to gritty dramas. No two paths are the same and no two stories are alike. As long as your script is about the black community or issues affecting the black community, where ever that black community might be, be it in the U.S., Africa, or outer space. We just want to see more stories told by and about black communities.

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2017

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BLACK SCREENPLAYS AND STORIES

INSPIRING MORE BLACK AUTHORS TO WRITE

We hope that our ‘Black Screenplays and Stories Competition’ will inspire more artists to make films about the black people and the black community. Our goal is to inspire more black authors to write, to inspire more authors and filmmakers in general to create more black characters and tell more black stories, to see more black stories to go into production, and to connect production companies that tell black stories to the exceptionally talented storytellers who are writing them. We want to inspire generations of filmmakers to tell great stories that will inspire future generations to tell great stories.

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