For the second year in a row, Audience Awards has partnered with African American Women in Cinema to help create parity in this industry. The 19th AAWIC Film Festival seeks short webisode submissions, 45 minutes or less, directed, produced or written by women who are of African, Latina, Asian or Native American diaspora.

This competition will launch during the AAWIC Film Festival March 22-25, 2017, in New York City. Our global audience will cast their votes to determine their favorite webisode. Along with audience awards cash and prizes listed below, there will also be an industry juror-curated winner who will receive a 12-month distribution deal with kweliTV.


Mar 14, 2017 at 11:59am MDT (America/Denver)


The webisode creator who scores the highest number of audience votes will receive $100 in Audience Awards site credit. An industry panel of jurors will award $500 cash to be used towards their next web content creation and kweliTVis providing a 12-month distribution deal.


1st Place Jury Award: $500 + 12-month distribution deal with kweliTV


1st Place Audience Award: $100 Audience Award site credit

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19th African American Women In Cinema Film Festival

New York City

March 22-25, 2017

The African American Women In Cinema Festival will feature the works of emerging and established women of color filmmakers from around the world and will offer world premiers, film screenings, keynote panels which focus on industry related topics, and special programs. It is the aspiration of African American Women In Cinema, through this Festival, to give talented women a path to fulfilling their dreams, through exposure of their talents, peer interaction and through mentoring by established professionals in the media and entertainment field.