The Idlewild International Film Festival’s submission deadline is quickly approaching!

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In less than 10 days, the submission deadline is quickly approaching.  So, now is the time to submit your short film for consideration and save! Be a part of this monumental film festival that features the works of women filmmakers internationally. Let your voice be heard!

The Idlewild International Film Festival features carefully curated films, documentaries, and music videos.

Idlewild once called the “Black Eden of Michigan”, is known for its beautiful beaches, glistening lakes, and native wildlife. During the height of its popularity, travelers from all over the country would go there to experience the exciting nightlife. Regularly featuring entertainers such as the legendary Lena Horne, Motown’s The Four Tops, and stage and screen star Della Reese.

After segregation ended, more entertainers of color were free to perform anywhere in the country and Idlewild became somewhat forgotten. Over the past two decades, there has been a renewed interest in Idlewild.

The Idlewild International Film Festival’s Mission
The Cinematic Griot Collective is a network of filmmakers, artists, and creatives who create and showcase, inspiring and unique culturally relevant works. We aim to reach beyond the surface with non-linear perspectives and creations. Traveling throughout forgotten communities, we bring to the forefront people and places that are often overlooked, misrepresented, and forgotten


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