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Youth violence is on the rise in our city so we are asking our youth to show us what we can do to stop youth violence, in a creative way! If you have a phone, camcorder, or film camera, make a short film about how to stop youth violence! 


Youth Contest is for ages 12 - 18 years old. Our Youth Film Contest is about Stopping Violence Through The Lens. We do require that a Parent or Guardian submit using their information if the student is not 18 years old. 

Youth Contest

  • We require 12 - 17 year olds to submit with a parent or guardian's information. We will be in touch about the contest via phone or email to the parent or guardian's contact information. 

  • With your submission you grant MBFF permission to screen your film in our festival. You will not be allowed to enter your work unless you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the Mid-South Black Film Festival. 


    You must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film. 


    • Films must be available for screening during the 2020 festival. 

    • We accept unlimited submissions but each entry requires its own entry fee. 

    • We do not accept hard copy entries. The selected works will be exhibited digitally. 

    • We reserve the right to add subtitles via ADA Compliance for disabled/impaired attendees of the festival. 


    You must agree to allow clips or excerpts of your film (e.g. a trailer) to be placed on the MBFF website and social media platforms for promotional and marketing purposes. You also agree to allow MBFF to promote the following year’s festival with the above mentioned clips and excerpts. MBFF will never solicit or screen your film outside of festival promotions without permission. 

    We prefer to show films with filmmakers in attendance for audience Q & A and publicity during the festival. 


    Submitting Online

    We will only accept your submission files via a shareable storage link due to movie and video files being very large and high quality. Examples of free, shareable file links are: Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, WeTransfer is great if you do not have any of the storage files mentioned. These file options are available to global submissions as well. Please make sure you set the settings for the link as “can view and edit/download” so that we can download the file should we choose to select it. 

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