AFCC 2021 International
Film Festival!

The AFCC Short Film Festival is a showcase of innovative filmmaking from talented filmmakers, content creators, and screenwriters. AFCC Short Film Fest is a division of AfroComicCon and our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that features contemporary and interactive works of visual art showcasing films that reflect a number of genres including horror, science-fiction, comic book, animation, superhero, and fantasy.

AfroComicCon’s 2021 International Virtual Film Festival features a jury composed of media and filmmakers, scholars, curators, and archivists who determine all awards, with the exception of the audience award winner, which will be determined by the audience on the day of the actual film festival.

These topic-related films and their filmmakers are focused on bringing about diversity and inclusion, with a special focus on women and POC. Films submitted to the festival had to be between 3 to 20 minute short(s) and animations that reflect and honor Afrofuturistic representation. Please note only films that fell into the broad category of Afrofuturism and in the genre categories of science-fiction, speculative Black fiction, Horror, fantasy, Anime, superheroes, and comic books were considered for inclusion in the festival.

Films that are finalists for the competition will be screened on AfroComicCon’s YouTube Channel, October 24, 2021 in addition to interviews and other programming.

Congratulations to our Winners of the 2020 AfroComicCon Film Festival!

AWARDS & PRIZES

Awards and prizes will be announced on the day of the festival, October 24, 2021

FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Juan Davis

FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER

Theo Hollingsworth

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

Michael James

FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER

Hally Bellah-Guther

Film Festival Judges

Patricia J. Pawlak
Tea Jones
Theo Hollingsworth
Juan Davis

The Winners from 2020 were:

Best Film:
Outcast by Royce Adkins
Best Film 2nd place:
Dark Strums by Steven Alexander
Best Director:
Royce Adkins
Best Cinematography:
Far From Casablanca by Youssef Rhanem
Best Cinematographer 2nd place:
Dark Strums
Audience Choice Award: ???

Top Movies From 2020

Outcast (Short Film) Winner

The Dark Strum Runner up