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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Jacqueline Moscou, Artistic Director, (LH PAI), in Seattle, Washington, USA presents its 10th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) Call for Work inviting independent film entries for our April 13 – 21, 2013 film festival.

Genres/subject areas: narrative, documentary, children’s, youth-made movies, shorts, LGBT, experimental, animation.

Filmmakers do not have to be Black, but films should include significant, relevant content involving Black people: we are seeking diverse, multifaceted stories and positive images.

No fundraising or training films will be considered.

Films originating in languages other than English must have English subtitles.

Films are reviewed by a jury process.

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013.

Enter online through Without a Box: Entry fee/Mail-in entries: $25 USD; Make checks payable to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.

Would you rather submit your work by postal mail? Please send preview copies in NTSC format on DVD. Include a postage paid envelope if you want your work returned.

An entry form is available at this link ( ) or by email request from

No phone calls, please.

ALL preview copies must be clearly marked with your name and contact information.

Please notify us if you have simultaneously submitted your film to other Seattle-area festivals. You will be notified by email if your film is accepted to the festival.

Honorarium: A $50 honorarium is paid per film accepted and screened. Programming of your film and payment are contingent upon completion & return of a Screening Agreement form and all required documentation by due dates.

Participating filmmakers and their associates hold the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and its staff, contractors, and volunteers harmless and free of any liability for any & all loss, damage, or other claims of any kind arising from their voluntary decision to submit this film and entry fee for entry in this film arts program.

Mailing address:

LHAAFF, Jacqueline Moscou, Artistic Director

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

104 17th Avenue South

Seattle WA 98144 USA

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013.