Web Series: Short-form narrative or documentary episodic series.

Submissions closed


  • 10- minute maximum runtime per episode
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Writer, director or producer must be a person of African descent, or the series content must have a multicultural perspective.
  • Entrants must submit two (2) episodes of the series, not to exceed 20 minutes of run time inclusive of credits.
  • The two episodes MUST be uploaded as one continuous video file, with a 2-second break and new opening title card separating the episodes.
  • If submitted content is a continuation of an existing series that has previously been made available to the public via any platform (broadcast television, Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) prior to June 17, 2019, only new episodes are eligible for submission.
  • Competition is open to U.S. and international entries.
  • Series must be in the English language or contain English-language subtitles.

Award Eligibility:

  • Jury Award – Best Web Series (Prize TBD)