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Submissions for 2023 are NOW OPEN!

Email us at with general questions. 


What genre and length of films are you accepting?

We will be accepting independent narrative short and feature films of all genres.

The director, producer and/or writer attached to the film must be a person of color.


How can I submit to TIDEFF?

We will be accepting submissions via FilmFreeway.

Click on button above to submit your film!


Who is on the programming jury?

Our programming jury will be comprised of members of the industry. Stay tuned!


When and where does TIDEFF take place?

TIDEFF is scheduled to take place on November 2023 in Brooklyn, NY. 


When and how will the filmmakers be notified of their acceptance into TIDEFF?

When submitting, we will require you to leave up to date contact information including an email and a US based phone number.

Please make sure to let us know the best place to contact you in order to inform you if your film has been accepted.

Is there a tentative itinerary of TIDEFF?

An agenda of events for the weekend of the film festival will be found on the website closer to the time of the festival.

Please be advised that the schedule is subject to change.


Who can attend the workshops/festival? Will it cost money?

Workshops will be open to accepted filmmakers in the festival.

Panels and screenings will be open to the public.

We will have more information on ticketing on the events page on our website.


Will you provide housing/travel for filmmakers?

Filmmakers will need to provide their own accommodations and travel cost at this time.

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