Black Harvest Film Festival Accepts Film Submissions | Chicago coil


Film submissions for the Black Harvest Film Festival are expected on September 1. The Gene Siskel Film Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will present its 26th annual Black Harvest Film Festival virtually from November 6 to 30.

Starting Friday, November 6, this year’s festival will offer a captivating, fully online experience, featuring Chicago premieres of short and feature films, as well as virtual conversations with filmmakers and panel discussions. The films will be previewed via the website,, on various dates throughout the month and remain available for streaming until November 30.

More information and updates on this year’s Black Harvest Film Festival can be found here.

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The Gene Siskel Film Center will continue to accept submissions for new feature and short films for the festival until Tuesday, September 1.

The registration form and details can be found here.

New from the Black Harvest Film Festival 2020:

Virtual festival

  • Streaming of festival films and discussions throughout November
  • Virtual conversations with filmmakers, film talents and other special guests
  • Virtual round tables on the film industry
  • Networking opportunities for the virtual cinema industry

Virtual program book on the Film Center website:

  • Includes festival schedule, program descriptions and film photos
  • Information on movie and video sources
  • Detailed information on the round tables
  • Highlight some black-owned businesses and special offers
  • Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Black Harvest Film Festival 2020 winner announced

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