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NAACP Presents 2024 “All In” Cinematic Shorts Competition – Enter Now!

May 16, 2024

Golden Globe Foundation

The NAACP presents the 2024 “All In” Cinematic Shorts Competition taking place during the 115th NAACP Convention in Las Vegas, NV from July 13th- July 17th, 2024.

This exciting competition will give SIX (6) filmmakers the opportunity to shine a light on issues addressing social justice.

Paired in teams of two, the filmmakers will receive equipment and work under the guidance of a professional mentor to produce a 5-7 minute short film. The short films can be narrative, documentary or avant-garde; and will explore one of the following topics: 

  • Healthcare inequity
  • Health & wealth gap
  • Critical Race Theory & current environment of book banning
  • Anti-Semitism/ white nationalism/rise of hate crimes
  • Reproductive Freedom
  • Affirmative Action + education access
  • Voting Rights/ Election reform/ gerrymandering
  • Climate Crisis & its affects on communities of color locally & globally
  • Gun violence + legislative reform vs. NRA

At the conclusion of the 115th Convention, participating filmmakers will present their finished short films and attendees will vote for their favorite film.  The winning filmmakers will each be awarded a $10K grant to produce a short film in conjunction with the NAACP Hollywood Bureau and NAACP+ Studios.

In addition, ALL the filmmakers in this year’s cohort will receive an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the 56th NAACP Image Awards, where they will walk the red carpet, and attend informational meetings with industry executives.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

●  Must be between the ages of 18-29 by June 3rd, 2024.
●  Must submit one creative sample (short film, commercial or photography) that demonstrates your skill set as a filmmaker.
●  Must submit a written statement between 250-300 words answering ONE of the essay questions below.
●  Must provide your own transportation to and from Las Vegas, NV for the competition. (Local hotel accommodations will be provided for selected filmmakers/activists based on double occupancy).

NAACP Empowerment Programs, Inc. shall be the exclusive owner, including without limitation, owner of all intellectual property rights, in all films, including all footage shot or edited as part of the competition or with equipment furnished as part of the competition.  

Click here to enter by June 3rd, 2024 8:59 PM (PT)/11:59 PM (ET)

Click here to learn more about the Cinematic Shorts Competition

Click here to learn more about the NAACP National Convention

EVENT LOCATION

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

3950 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89119

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