GCUFF Now Accepting Submissions

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is now accepting submissions for their 2023 festival!

The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival was established with the artistic vision to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors from the African Diaspora expose their work to a diverse audience in Greater Cleveland.

As a film festival, GCUFF identifies emerging talents and established artists who are contributing to the cinematic legacy of African Americans. GCUFF also provides educational opportunities aimed to inspire and encourage individuals that are considering a career in the film industry and to gain a deeper appreciation for the arts.

GCUFF believes that films can lead to a better understanding and communication between, people of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issue of our times.


  • March 15, 2023 – Early Deadline
  • April 30, 2023 – Regular Deadline
  • May 31, 2023 – Late Deadline
  • July 10, 2023 – Notification Date
  • September 14 – 22, 2023 – Festival