Submit a Film

SHOW US WHAT YOU'VE GOT! We welcome independent filmmakers and video content providers to submit your film or show for review. 

To meet our guidelines, your completed project must include a lead character of African descent. Our mission is to amplify storytellers of African descent—with nearly 90% of our filmmakers being black. However, we review/consider films by content creators of all ethnicities. (BFA & MFA Students: scroll down to the end for separate guidelines)

Each film that is submitted to kweliTV goes through a review process to see if it fits our mission, ethics and standards. If we believe your film/documentary/series meets our guidelines, we will follow back up with you with next steps. Because of the high volume of submissions, we are unable to reply back to everyone. 

To submit your content for review:

1) Private Vimeo of the full film that includes a password

2) A synopsis of your project

3) Any accolades (awards or film festival official selections)

4) The length of the film/series/documentary and genre.  

5) If it is a web series, send us at least three episodes within a series.

Please put “Content Submission” in the subject of the email. Send to: submissions@kweli.tv.

Please note: We primarily accept films that have been “official selections” at film festivals. When submitting your film, you must include the festival(s) your film or documentary have been accepted into or the submission will not be reviewed. The only exception are episodic web series.

We only review films from your online screener from a password protected location such as Vimeo. Incomplete submissions (such as missing list of film festival or synopsis) will not be reviewed.

 We are not accepting, screenplays, treatments, pilots, etc., at this time.

If your content is accepted, we will reach out to you to discuss next steps.

More questions? Contact us at a put "Submission Questions" in the subject of the email. 

BFA & MFA Students:

Calling all BFA & MFA students of African descent! We’re creating a new channel on kweliTV for your films! Our new “On The Come Up” channel is celebrating & amplifying promising, up & coming black film students around the world. Please send us:

1) Private Vimeo of the full film that includes a password

2) A synopsis of your project

3) Any accolades (not required)

4) The length of the film/series/documentary and genre.  

5) If it is a web series, send us at least three episodes within a series.

Please put “Student Submission” in the subject of the email. Send to: student@kweli.tv.