OSCAR MICHEAUX INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
2011 Call for Submissions:
The inaugural Oscar Micheaux Film Festival, sponsored by New Works Writers Series (NEW WORKS), is
now accepting submissions for the event taking place 2011 in Toledo, Ohio. NEW WORKS is
accepting submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives and documentary films made by or
about people of African descent.
Filmmakers need not be of African descent, in order to participate, but films should depict
positive images of subject matter related to African descendants and their experiences. Genres may
include drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental.
Christian/spiritual-themed films are welcome.
NEW WORKS competition categories are: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary (short or
feature length) and Best Narrative Short.
Submissions must be accompanied by a $25 fee payable to New Works Writers Series. The
submission deadline TBA. Mail submissions in the form of a DVD or video screener (NTSC or PAL / no
mini-DVs or Betas) to Oscar Micheaux Independent Film Festival, P.O. Box 141216, Toledo,
A signed and completed application with publicity materials must be submitted with the film.
Applications can be downloaded and printed from
here or requested by emailing
If you want confirmation that NEW WORKS has received your entry, please include a self-
addressed stamped postcard.
Please send duplicates of your film. NEW WORKS does not guarantee any return of material
submitted for competition. NEW WORKS will not be responsible for cassettes or DVD's lost or damaged
in the mail, and NEW WORKS will not accept submission fees for films that cannot be viewed due to
Selection results will be announced after April 1, 2011.