Black-owned streaming service kweliTV and the non-profit film collective Black Film Space have joined forces to create a film contest for black creatives.
The contest, held four times throughout 2021, will give Black film creators, enthusiasts, and fans the opportunity to showcase their work.
To enter, you must first be a member of Black Film Space. Your film has to be between 7-29 minutes, have at least one festival submission, and all outstanding licensing must be fulfilled. Winners will receive a $500 grant and a 12-month licensing agreement with kweliTV.
Black Film Space, established in 2015, is designed to give independent Black creators support and tools to advance their careers. Black Film Space Co-Founder and Director of Operations, Reggie Williams, is happy to bring in the new year with such a partnership.
“We’re thrilled to launch the new year and our new membership plan by partnering with kweliTV. Our short term and long-term goal are to offer more exposure, career advancing opportunities and grants for Black filmmakers and we believe this partnership is a great first step in accomplishing our mission,” said Williams.
In addition to the contests, kweliTV is also accepting films in all genres to be screened on the platform. kweliTV Founder and CEO, DeShuna Spencer, is excited about the collaboration to give more opportunities to independent Black creators.
“Collaborating with Black Film Space further deepens our commitment to amplify talented, up and coming black creatives. I’m elated to be working alongside this amazing organization,” said Spencer.