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BHFF 2020 Call for Entries

BHFF 2020: August 8 - September 3


Please choose your submission method. All films must be entered through the online entry form.


If you have any additional questions, please contact filmcenter@saic.edu


  • The deadline for entry is June 8. There is no entry fee.
  • Feature-length films and shorts eligible
  • All entries must include a preview screener, a completed entry form, and a press kit or credit list. Materials will not be returned.
  • Year of completion must be 2018 or later.
  • Films MUST be Chicago premieres. Films that have had Chicago or suburban screenings prior to the festival are ineligible for Black Harvest Film Festival.
  • Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.
  • Entries selected for the festival MUST be available for public exhibition in one of the following formats: DCP or Apple ProRes formatted digital file. DVD and Blu-ray discs will not be accepted for theatrical projection.
  • All legal clearances including, but not limited to, talent, music, or stock footage are the responsibility of the filmmaker. The Gene Siskel Film Center reserves the right to utilize clips or stills from any film selected for the festival for publicity purposes.