Submit Your Film

The African Diaspora International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its festivals in Chicago (June), Washington DC (July), Paris (September) and New York (November/December).

Our deadline for our New York festival is June 30, 2021 for short narratives and documentaries, and August 31, 2021 for feature length films (fictions or documentaries). However, please submit your films as soon as possible to be considered for all ADIFF 2021 festivals.

There is no entry fee. Due to submission volume, DVD screeners will not be returned. Filmmakers will be notified only if their film is selected.

Please note that ADIFF will select in priority films that have their city premiere in ADIFF.

Please fill out the entry form attached and send it back with a DVD screener – or screening link – to ADIFF, 535 Cathedral Parkway Suite 14B, New York, NY 10025.

All filmmakers are welcome to submit their films, regardless of their  age, gender, mental or physical disability, race, national origin, religion or sexual orientation.

However, only culturally relevant films – with high production values, a great story line, and a meaningful social commentary – that spotlight the human experience of people of color will be considered for selection.

Please download the entry form here: ADIFF2021entryform


Attention Women Filmmakers of Color:

Your film may qualify for the competition for the Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color and win recognition and $1,000 cash!  Films directed by male directors cannot compete.

To qualify, films must be:

  1. Directed by a woman of color
  2. At least 55 minute long
  3. At least a New York Premiere