Call for Work


Now accepting independent film entries for the 11th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF) festival. The festival will run from April 26 to May 4.

Enter online

Via Without a Box:


Friday, February 21, 2014.

Genres/subject areas

Films in the following categories will be accepted: narrative, documentary, children/youth, youth-made movies, LGBTQ, experimental, and 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.

Entry fee

$25 USD; Make checks payable to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. 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 here 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.


A $50 honorarium is paid per film accepted and screened. Programming of your film and payment are contingent upon completion and 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 Institute ,and its staff, contractors and volunteers harmless and free of any liability for any and 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 Institute
104 17th Ave. S.
Seattle WA 98144