Hank Announces Film Festival for 2018 CBC Legislative Conference

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Congressman calls for entries to the CBCF’s ALC Short Film Festival

To submit your film, click the button below or click HERE.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that for this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference held in September he’s holding a short film festival competition around the theme: The Dream Still Demands, which is also the theme of the larger conference.

“Whether that image invokes visions of Langston Hughes’ “Dream Deferred” or Martin Luther King Jr’s prolific words reverberating down the Lincoln Memorial, we are confident this theme will inspire unique and relevant commentary on our world today,” said Johnson.

Rep. Johnson serves as Chair of the Congressional Caucus for the Advancement of Studio, Talent, (CAST) and Film Diversity. As Chair, Mr. Johnson has facilitated conversations with industry professionals, filmmakers, directors, and artists to promote inclusion of minorities in film and television — an extremely important industry in his home state of Georgia.

This year, Congressman Johnson wanted to continue discussing important improvements in representation across film and television, while giving a platform to independent artists to share their work and their stories.

Artists have until Aug. 27 to submit their short film — 15 minutes or less — for consideration for the festival. First, second the third prizes will be awarded.

For more information or for questions, organizers request an e-mail to: alcshortfilmfestival@gmail.com. All entries must be original work and not been submitted in other competitions. To submit your film, click HERE.

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