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, 2019 for short narratives and documentaries, and August 31, 2019 for feature length films (fictions or documentaries). However, please submit your films as soon as possible to be considered for all ADIFF 2019 festivals.

There is no entry fee. Due to submission volume, 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 a screening link – to ADIFF, 535 Cathedral Parkway Suite 14B, New York, NY 10025.

Please download the entry form here: ADIFF2019entryform
* Chicago – June 21 to 27
* Washington DC – August 9 to 11
* Paris, France – September 6 to 8
* New York City – November 29 to December 15

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!

To qualify, films must be:

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