28th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival Call for Entries

The 28th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival is now accepting entries for this year’s festival!

The Black Harvest Film Festival, taking place November 4 – 27, 2022, is Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American, and African Diaspora experience.

The Festival curates both short and feature-length films, proudly presenting influential auteurs and emerging filmmakers of color side by side. Each year since 1994, the Black Harvest Film Festival has presented a vibrant celebration of independent films that tell the stories and explore the images, heritage, and history of the worldwide Black experience.

Dates & Deadlines:

  • April 1, 2022 – Opening Date
  • July 15, 2022 – Submission Deadline
  • August 22, 2022 – Notification Date
  • November 4 – 20, 2022 – Festival Dates


For more information on the festival, please visit https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest.