Films must be produced, directed or written by, or cast with a person of color as the lead actor, identified as African, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, Native American, or African American.
Films will only be considered if they have not:
• Showcased in any North Carolina regional film festival six months prior to CineOdyssey Film Festival.
• Been produced prior to January 1, 2016.
• Screened on any digital platforms (i.e., Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) before submission or acceptance to CineOdyssey.
The festival will give preference to films that have a “Charlotte premiere” status.
Short films: Running time – 30 minutes or less
Features, documentaries: Running time – 120 minutes or less.