Oak Park Black Film Festival (2)


14 Apr 2023
Call for entries

30 Apr 2023
Early deadline

31 May 2023
Standard deadline

30 Jun 2023
Late deadline

30 Jun 2023
Festival closed

10 Oct 2023
Notification date

11 Oct 2023
15 Oct 2023


2828 35th Street,  95817, Sacramento, CA, United States

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 National Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
Share on Social Networks

Photo of Oak Park Black Film Festival
Photo of Oak Park Black Film Festival

Photo of Oak Park Black Film Festival
Photo of Oak Park Black Film Festival


Festival start: 11 October 2023      Festival end: 15 October 2023

The Oak Park Black Film Festival is a celebration of African-American stories and history through cinema showcasing independent features, documentaries and short films by African-American filmmakers.

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Film
Founder's Choice


- Films must be by a writer, director, and/or producer who is a person of color (including but not limited to East Asian, South Asian, Black, African-American, Latino, and Pacific Islander) AND/OR feature people of color in the cast/storyline. At a minimum, films must highlight an inclusive cast that reflects the shifting demographics around the world.

- OPFF programming emphasizes premieres and new works in categories including narrative and documentary films, both features/shorts.

- Festival screenings will only be shown on digital files (MP4 not accepted)

- Film must have a composite optical sound.

- Films in competition may not have had a commercial distribution or been broadcast in the United States. The programming committee reserves the right to waive this rule in the case of small non-commercial, non-publicized showings.

-It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submitted video link and password work throughout the selection process. The OPFF will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain the correct video link and or correct password of the Film. The OPFF reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film/Video Link or password that does not work correctly.

- Films must have been completed AFTER January 1, 2022.

- Works in progress may be submitted, as long as the final version is shared prior to the festival and a digital format will be available for screening during the Festival.

- Previously submitted works are not eligible for re-submission.


- All works must be submitted via ONLINE SCREENER via Festhome. No other formats will be accepted.

- All submissions should adhere to the TRT requirements, as outlined in each category criteria.

- There is no limit to the number of submissions per submitter, provided they are separate submissions and the required submission fee is paid for each.

- All films must be uploaded as an online screener.

- Filmmakers will be notified via email of submission status by August 15, 2023

-Filmmakers are encouraged to reach out via email if they feel they have not been notified.

- You must have your festival acceptance and release paperwork completed byAugust 30, 2023, and your electronic press kit materials and Filmmaker Checklist must be submitted ASAP, if accepted as an official selection.


- Your submission will not be considered until the submission fee is paid in full via credit card. No exceptions.

- Submission fees will not be returned and are non-refundable.


The following must be included for each submission:

- Submission Form (Accepted online exclusively, 1 per submission)

- Preview Screener or Script (online screener or PDF file required, uploaded via Festhome)

- Submission Fee (Accepted online via Festhome)

- Film Festival History & Confirmed Future Film Festival Participation

Optional, but recommended materials include: Brief Synopsis; Filmmaker Bio; Press Kit; Stills



Discover great films & festivals, one click away