WIN $1000



competition for Black and Indigenous filmmakers, whether you’re a film making newbie or a film making veteran

CHALLENGE: You have 3 weeks to write, shoot, edit and submit a film.

All genres accepted: Film, animation, documentary, music, dance, sketch show, web series, pilot, podcast – Just make sure it’s scripted!

Pick your theme and get creating!


Black to the Future!




$1,000 Best Fictional Entry
£1,000 Best non-fictional Entry
$1,000 Viewer’s Choice

Best Documentary

Best Sci-Fi

Best Horror

Best Experimental

Best Short Feature

Best Animated

Best Comedy

Best Short

Best Web Series

Best TV Pilot

Best Music Video

Best Dance Video

Best Actor


Consider you may not have entries from all categories


To participate in the competition entrants must:

  • Be of Black or Indigenous heritage/descent
  • Produce a video that complies with the Video Requirements
  • Include the hashtag #BlackFuturesFilm & #BlakFuturesMonth within the caption of the post
  • Ensure that the privacy settings for the video are set to ‘public’ and is publicly accessible.
  • Post your video on your TikTok or Instagram account within the competition period
  • Ensure that the video complies with TikTok’s & Instagram’s community guidelines andTerms of Service
  • Submit the application to TikTok from the application section at the end of this page. Application form will include, name, email, telephone number, country of residence and video link and a video of you introducing your film.
  • Must agree to have their submissions screened on the My Tribe platforms.

***Note: Participants must obtain all rights and clearances for music and media used in their short-film challenge videos.


To be eligible, Entries:

  1. Must fit one of the themes.
  2. Must be original, exclusively created and owned by you, and you must have the rights necessary to submit the Entry, including written permission from anyone feature in your Entry;
  3. Must be a minimum of 30 seconds in length;
  4. Must be in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted;
  5. Must have been produced in a safe and responsible manner, having due regard for the physical, mental and moral wellbeing to all individuals and/or animals involved;
  6. Must comply with TikTok & Instagram community guidelines and your local law.
  7. Must be scripted (i.e. comedy, thriller, drama etc.) and not be a personal vlog or reality video entertainment;
  8. Must obtain the necessary permissions, permits and licences;
  9. Must not violate of infringe upon any music copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, moral rights, and/or other rights of any person or entity; and
  10. Must not contain any third-party intellectual property (this includes branded clothing, copyright works other than the Entrant’s own, or other branded objects) unless the Entrant has proof that they have obtained all rights and clearances.

Get involved

My Tribe Jam, Talks, Missions and more! From hosting a Blak Futures Month podcast to creating your digital visions of the future there are so many ways you can get involved! The easiest way to get involved is to participate in our My Tribe Missions and challenges, Tribe Talks and of course the My Tribe Jam and then create and upload your content making sure you use the hashtag BlakFuturesMonth and tag us. Follow the My Tribe and Blak Futures Month socials or sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss them. If you have a more specific idea that you want to collaborate with us on you can hit us up at, we’d love to hear from you!


My Tribe is a Black led ecosystem designing and creating solutions to end global racial inequity, working with our friends, allies and accomplices to turn racially disadvantaged communities into thriving creative and financial economies.

We believe in centering not censoring fearless rooted Black and Indigenous voices. Collaboration not competition is one of our core principles, together we rise, together we thrive.

You can visit our site to find out more

Of course, whilst we strongly believe in centering not censoring rooted Black voices, and ensuring that all events and groups are Black owned and led, this doesn’t mean our friends, allies and accomplices can’t support. We’re building a better future for all!

Blak Futures Month is part of a series of months first announced on May 1st 2020. At the time we had no idea that less than 3 weeks later the brutal killing of George Floyd would trigger a global awakening to the global pandemic that is anti-Black racism/Afriphobia, making these events now more important than ever.

The goal of My Tribe Months is to elevate and celebrate the global Black family and connect the diaspora, encouraging them to think and work collectively and connectedly. We strongly believe in pleasure activism, the motto behind our festivals and events is joy is an act of resistance. In line with our ethos of centering not censoring Black voices all events are Black owned and led – done by us not for us.

If you would like to join the Tribe fill in our application form. But be warned, only fearless trailblazers need apply!

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