Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest Announces Dates, Requests Submissions

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Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest Announces Dates, Requests Submissions

The Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest is back.

Fans of femme film can check out the second annual festival during the last week of the summer, starting on Aug. 31 at the historic Parkway Theater in Baltimore, Maryland.

But if you happen to be a black femme or non-binary filmmaker, Black Femme Supremacy is looking for submissions of shorts, features, experimental films, music videos, web series, documentaries and more centered around black femme and non-binary protagonists.

This year’s theme is accessibility.

“We’re looking for films that show us how your characters grapple with and highlight access,” the festival’s announcement explains.

Created by and for black femmes, the fest seeks to include more black femme protagonists and directors in the film industry.

“We are imagining the black femme as a global protagonist and universal archetype,” the festival’s website explains. “We are looking for moving films of any genre that center black femme protagonists or are made by black femme filmmakers.”

Worried about if you fit the definition of femme? Well, don’t. The festival defines gender through expression, so if you identify as femme, you can submit.

To date, the festival has screened 17 films by 40 femme filmmakers.

Filmmakers can submit their work here. Just make sure your films come with closed caption files, and if you have a non-English film on your hands, be sure to include subtitles.

Directors who can stop by in-person for a Q&A after the Baltimore screening get preference.

Early submissions closed on May 3, while regular submissions are due today, June 7, and late submissions will be accepted until July 5.

“The Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest was created to center Black femme filmmakers and their works,” the announcement continues. “If you identify as femme and make films, we want to see your work. If you identify as Black, regardless of your nationality or ethnicity, we want to see your work!”

For rules, deadlines and fees, and to submit your work, head to the festival’s Film Freeway page here.

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