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Black Bottom Film Festival: Film Submission

January 27, 2023 - August 25, 2023



Submission Deadlines

February 17, 2023
Earlybird Deadline

May 19, 2023
Regular Deadline

August 18, 2023
Late Deadline

Submit Your Film

Black Bottom Film Festival-August Wilson African American Cultural Center proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) is a performing arts center, named for Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, and Pittsburgh native, August Wilson. Our programming focuses on exhibiting and celebrating art and expression from Black culture across the African diaspora.

From age-old classics to contemporary work, the Black Bottom Film Festival (BBFF) illuminates and celebrates African American cinema and uniqueness of Black people on film. The festival screens short and feature films rooted in the recurring themes of spirituality, race, family conflict, honor, duty and the struggle of the working-class; themes ever-present in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle plays. In particular, the festival celebrates African American filmmaking pioneers and history makers. The BBFF fosters an examination of how Black filmmakers use art to inspire, challenge, confront, and influence American culture.

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center believes that creativity is boundless. We invite you to share your creativity on film with us.