It’s amazing that The
Black Harvest International Film Festival in Chicago has been in existence
for 20 years already. Where does the time go?
But it’s another year, and so that means it’s another festival,
and since we’re well deep into January, it is time, once again, for the festival to start soliciting submissions for this year’s event, which will be held, as
always, at the Gene Siskel Film Center
in downtown Chicago.
And as always, it takes place during the entire month of
August this year, from August 1
until the 29th.
Needless to say, since this year will mark the festival’s
20th anniversary, there are already plans afoot to make this year’s
festival a special and memorable event.
Any and all films completed in 2012-2104 dealing with any
aspect of the black experience worldwide, are requested, whether it’s a short
or a feature length film, documentary to narrative to experimental, from a five
minute short to a 3 hour epic, and everything in between. The only absolute is that the film must not have been previously screened in Chicago, or
is scheduled to be screened in Chicago after August.
All are welcome to submit! The deadline for this year is
June 2nd, and, of course, there is no fee to submit a film for consideration.
To download the official 2014 Black Harvest submission
form, go right HERE.