Hip Hop Culture

Hip Hop Culture Film Festival

Hip Hop Culture Film Festival

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“This culture, just starting to be described under the umbrella phrase “hip-hop,” would emerge from its Bronx and Harlem origins during 1981 to ’83, engaging in a dialogue with the city’s other musical cultures that would extend its influence.” – The New York Times

Filmmakers: Submit your short film that features main characters in their 20s representing the energy, diversity and authenticity of growing up in an era of hip-hop. You may also submit films featuring the intersection of hip-hop and politics, education, corporate America, adventure, comedy, drama, documentary – whatever you got! We want to see it.

HOW THIS FESTIVAL WORKS: Once you successfully upload and submit your film to this festival on our site, your film is reviewed by our festival screeners for admittance. You will receive notice if your film is accepted or rejected before voting opens.

On the voting open date, your film is juried by our preliminary jury panel and the global audience. From this first round, the top 3 films with the most votes and the top 5 preliminary jury-selected films advance to the finals round. If audience winners are preliminary jury selections, the prelim jury will select additional films so that there are always 8 finalist films. From the 8 films, the expert jury panel will select their top 5 films. These films are the finalists of this festival and receive an optional non-exclusive distribution deal.

AUDIENCE AWARDS provides filmmakers with the opportunity to gain exposure & accelerate their careers. We are committed to providing a stage for diverse, emerging talent and your creative work. Our democratized platform celebrates the power of storytelling and provides tools to build an audience. Films submitted to opportunities on our site are juried by industry professionals and the global audience. The top films win distribution, prizes and screen at festivals around the world. Created by filmmakers, for filmmakers, we work to give you a leg up.

2 things: 

1. Your film will be publicly viewed, so make sure it’s the right time for your film to gain an online audience. If it’s too early for the public to watch your short film online, we invite you to come back next year and submit.

2. If you want your friends and family to vote for your film, share away. Audience voting greatly increases your views & exposure for your film and career, but social sharing is not necessary to win. The jury ultimately chooses the finalists and winners of the festival.



Aug 29, 2019 at 11:59am MDT (America/Denver)


Aug 29, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Sep 05, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Sep 12, 2019 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


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1st Place Jury Award: FUJI Camera + AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

2nd Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

3rd Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

4th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes

5th Place Jury Award: AudFest Screening + 2 All-Access Passes


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  • Extended Deadline:

    Aug 29, 2019 11:59am (America/Denver)Entry Fee: $30

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Event Expiration Date: Aug 29, 2019

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