Calls for Entry

Open Call: Black X Film Festival

Open through June 2021.

To apply visit: https://filmfreeway.com/blackxfilmfestival

East City Art readers use code BXFF10 to apply for only $10.

The Black X Film Festival is a three-day film festival started by a collective of Black artists and allies to showcase Black creators. Through providing this free event of music and film, they showcase the radical multifaceted expressions of the Black experience by centering Black resilience and a commitment to anti-racism. All films selected by the judges are guaranteed an online showing with the potential for an in-person screening as conditions allow.

LAST YEAR WE PAID OVER $4,000 TO FILMMAKERS AND OVER $7,000 TO NONPROFITS

They intentionally named the film festival, BLACK X, to play into the multiplicity of meanings of ‘X’; where X may be seen as an abbreviation of eXperience, a celebration of Black eXistence, and an homage to Malcolm X. ‘X’ is a crossroads offering the opportunity to choose to employ Black success as a revolution of social order, over the violent complacency that has shaped and characterized contemporary society.

Collectively, they have long observed the devastating effects of white supremacy permeating ALL spaces and are actively working to upend systemic racism within our communities. Through foregrounding EMERGING AND MID-CAREER ARTISTS, they will provide the artistic space for professional recognition and payment for the creative labor of Black artists. The generated financial support through fundraising, affords the FAIR COMPENSATION of Black artists, and the donation of funds to organizations that are working on the ground for Black lives.

SOME STATISTICS FROM THIER INAUGURAL FEST:

  • 10 countries in attendance
  • 400+ attendees
  • 9.3/10 satisfaction rating from attendees
  • Paid 20 independent Black creators
  • Raised over $7,000 for organizations on the ground
  • Over 80% of our featured creators were women or nonbinary

They look forward to seeing what you have made and your contributions to the Contemporary display of the Black eXperience.

Questions? Need a financial hardship waiver? Contact us at bxfilmfest@gmail.com