TCBFF Award for Emerging Filmmaker of Color

EDU Film Festival is proud to announce a new partnership with the Twin Cities Black Film Festival. As a part of that partnership, we are excited to offer a new festival award sponsored exclusively by TCBFF and aimed at emerging filmmakers of color.

In order to nurture multicultural filmmakers and filmmaking and support young artists of color, EDU and TCBFF will present the TCBFF Emerging Filmmaker of Color award to one young person of color who displays excellence in filmmaking through technique, story, and subject matter.

The selection jury will include Actor/Singer Keith Robinson, known for his role in the Academy Award-winning film, Dreamgirls.

The award winner will receive:

  • A screening of their short film as a part of the 2016 TCBFF.
  • An all-access filmmaker's badge for the 2016 TCBFF.
  • Opportunities to meet with visiting filmmakers during Twin Cities Black Film Festival.
  • A filmmaker's gift bag.
  • Sony software package.
  • Submission of the award winning entry to HBO for review.

This opportunity is available to any filmmaker and/or filmmaking team of color who identifies themselves as African American, Asian American, Latino(a)/Hispanic, Native American, or multiracial  in the demographic information section of the EDU Film Festival entry form.

To submit, go to the EDU submissions web page, fill out the entry form, and upload your video. All submissions are due by April 15th, 2016. Be sure to check "TCBFF Emerging Filmmaker of Color" on your entry form.
The Twin Cities Black Film Festival exists to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers of color in which to have their works showcased before the community, as well as, serve as an avenue of discovery for industry professionals seeking new talent worldwide.

The goal of TCBFF is to reach the largest viewing audience possible while simultaneously capitalizing and exhibiting films that cater to the Twin Cities African American and Multicultural communities.

Since 2008, the EDU Film Festival has served as Minnesota's premier film festival for high school students. Each year over 300 students from schools across the state view each other's work, take part in panel discussions, and network with high school and professional filmmakers.

RSVP here to reserve a place for your school or organization's group on Friday, May 13th, at the 2016 EDU Film Festival