Essence magazine is “looking to welcome new voices to the Black Women in Hollywood family,” and challenges you to “write and direct an original short film, no longer than 20 minutes long, that presents an image of a Black woman in a unique, refreshing way.”
The magazine has launched a short film contest to seek visions of “Black women that are multidimensional, ones that are different from the stereotypical and often negative images that respondents in a recent, ground-breaking ESSENCE study told us don’t truly reflect the totality of who they are.”
Here’s the juicy part, the winner, chosen by a panel of ESSENCE editors, Shonda Rhimes and Regina King, will be honored at the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on February 27, 2014. Past honorees at this elite, Oscar-week event have included Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Suzanne de Passe, Kerry Washington, Cicely Tyson and more.
The winning film will also be featured on ESSENCE.com, with a portion played at the Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.
Submissions are open now and run through December 5th. For more details, click here.
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