Amazon Film Fest Wants to Give a Director of Color $25K

By Tiarra Mukherjee Apr 10, 2019

Amazon Studios’ new All Voices Film Festival competition is now live, with a call for shorts from United States-based filmmakers that shed light on underrepresented people. Submissions should be made by or star people from “marginalized communities, such as people of color and ethnic, gender and religious minorities, LGBTQ people, veterans and people with disabilities,” Variety reported on Monday (April 8), the opening day for entries.

“At Amazon Studios, we are looking for passionate storytellers who reflect and represent all backgrounds, specifically so that we can share their experiences and stories,” Latasha Gillespie, Amazon Studios’ head of diversity, equity and inclusion told Variety. “We created this opportunity because we wanted a way for underrepresented voices to be heard.”

The festival winner will receive $25,000 and a tour of the studios, while the four runner ups will be awarded $10,000 each. All five films will stream on Prime Video.