Historically Black Colleges & Universities in Atlanta and Beats are giving opportunities and amplifying aspiring Black filmmakers with a new film pitch competition for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) in Atlanta including Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and Morris Brown College.
The two companies have teamed for the competition which is open for submissions today. Winners to receive opportunity to attend the Beats Black Creators Summit and The 2022 MACRO Lodge at Sundance Film Festival.
Building on Beats and MACRO’s work in empowering Black talent, this new initiative will provide industry resources and access to the next generation of creatives. The two companies to evaluate and provide constructive feedback to three finalist teams on their big idea for the next great film.
“I’m so excited to be partnering with Beats on this incredible initiative,” said Stacey Walker King, Chief Brand Officer, MACRO. “Discovering and empowering Black and brown creatives is at the core of the mission of MACRO and I know this effort is just one more step in how we work to increase access and opportunity for the next generation of innovators.”
Here are the details about the competition:
- All applicants must be at least 18 years old and current students or 2020 or 2021 graduates of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University or Morris Brown College.
- One team will win the opportunity to attend the inaugural Beats Black Creators Summit later this year and attend The 5th Annual MACRO Lodge at Sundance Film Festival in January 2022.
- Applications are being accepted at app.communo.com/beats from August 16 – September 7. The winners will be announced at The 3rd Annual MACRO HBCU Entertainment Summit on October 28.