Shadow and Act Launches #BlackLivesMatter Film Contest.

Shadow and Act Black Lives Matter

Black and African Diaspora film blog Shadow and Act, recently announced an exciting opportunity for aspiring filmmakers who want to support activism through their art. From now until the end of October, editor Tambay A. Obenson is accepting submissions of original films, via e-mail. You can send your links, as well as any comments, suggestions, or support for the contest, to obensont(at), go HERE for more details.

Obenson has also been sharing a range of selections from submissions that are already coming in. Check out a few, below.

Writer/Director: Gina Atwater. Synopsis: In 1960s Georgia, a black teenager defies the rules of segregation and his conservative father when he walks through the front door of his white employer’s home.

CROSSING – Vimeo from Gina Atwater on Vimeo.

Writer/Director: Kameishia D. Wooten. Synopsis: “Southern Cross” is a family drama set up against the backdrop of an African American Sunday gathering, where Gloria struggles to explain the symbolic meaning behind a Confederate Flag Pillow to her seven-year-old daughter due to her husband’s opposition of reliving the past.

Southern Cross from Neil Sashidharan on Vimeo.