CALL FOR WORK: the April 18-26, 2009 Langston Hughes African American Film
Festival, an annual presentation of the Langston Hughes Performing
Arts Center in Seattle, Washington, USA invites independent film entries
of any length. Genres/subject areas: narrative, documentary, children's,
youth-made movies, shorts, lesbian/gay/trans, animation, experimental.
Filmmakers do not have to be Black, but films should include a significant amount
of content involving people of African descent. Films are reviewed by
a jury process. Entry fee: $25 USD; please make checks payable to
"LHPAC". Please include a postage paid envelope if you want your work
returned. All preview copies must be marked with your name and
contact information. A $50 honorarium is paid for films accepted and
screened. You will be notified by email if your film is accepted. Please notify us if you have simultaneously submitted your film to other Seattle-area festivals.
Deadline: January 16, 2009. Please send preview copies in NTSC format
on DVD. Films originating in languages other than English must have English subtitles. Mailing address: LHAAFF, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 - 17th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144 USA. An entry form is available here: http://www.langstonarts.org/2009LHAAFF_EntryForm.pdf. Please visit www.langstonblackfilmfest.org or http://lhaaffbside.blogspot.com/ for more information about our event.
Three awards will be given: the $500 local filmmaker award (filmmaker resident of Washington State); the $750 Audience Award; and the $750 Jury award.