Incluvie Film Contest

Open Submissions | Oct 25 - Nov 25, 2021

Short Films with Diverse Leads

Theme | Friendship


Submit Your Short Films with Diversity

$500 Winner Prize + Awards



Winners and Prizes

Winner: $500 Cash Prize + 1st Place Victory Laurel + Newsletter Publicity Announcement + Featured Film Review

Runner Ups: 2nd and 3rd Place Laurels + Publicity Announcement + Featured Film Review

Honorable Mentions: Honorary mention laurels (2 films) + Publicity Announcement + Featured Film Review

Official Selections: Up to 30 films will receive official selection laurels

All Entrants: Special film artist card + Incluvie decal

Winners and honorees determined by audience voting during the film festival December 6 - 12.

Judges will assess the films to ensure quality and adherence before granting awards.

Film Contest Details & Rules

Short film less than 20 minutes

Protagonist / lead must be an underrepresented minority in film

[person of color, woman, lgbtq+]

The film's overall message cannot be derogatory towards minorities

The film must fit within the theme of friendship


The applicant must own the rights to the submitted work (no plagiarism)

The applicant agrees to show their film publicly on YouTube

The applicant must agree to the waiver with more general rules

Film Submision

Early Bird Submission (October 25 - November 5) | $35

Regular Submission (November 6 - 20) | $40

Late Submission (November 21 - 25) | $50

Only accepting 150 submissions maximum


The goal of this event is to center people of color, women, and lgbtq at the forefront of stories.

See all of last years winners on Instagram!

Last year's 1st place winner: Self-Worth by Simon Santos

Submit Your Short Film with Diversity!