HBCU Students Enter Pitch Contest to Win $5k by May 1st

HBCUs have always had the entertainment industry on lock. When it comes to acting and directing, we have icons like director Spike Lee of Morehouse College and actress  Taraji P. Henson of Howard University, There are also multi-faceted alumni like host/actress/entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey of Tennessee State University and host/actor/entrepreneur Terrence J, of North Carolina A&T University. To keep the legacy ongoing, a new pitch contest is looking to support the next generation of HBCU filmmakers.

We are encouraging students to apply to Fox Soul’s Screening Room HBCU Pitch Contest for the chance to win $5,000. Although our HBCUs are full of the best and the brightest talent, there can only be one winner. For the chance to win the coveted cash prize, take the plunge and submit a powerful idea for a short film. This opportunity could take your filmmaking degree to the next level. Fox Soul’s Screening Room is a show starring host Vivica A. Fox, highlighting the next generation of Black filmmakers, so this opportunity could elevate your college filmmaking experience to the next level. 

Applying for this contest is easy. To enter, you’ll need to submit a concise 1-minute pitch video, and then fill out a short application. You must be currently enrolled as an HBCU student to enter, whether part-time or full-time. Fox Soul welcomes you to use anything that will help you get your point across. That can include using props, graphics, and non-professional actors!  You can only submit one idea so make sure you put your best concept forward. Applications are open until May 1, 2022, but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible! For more information head to the official Fox Soul pitch competition website here.  

Also, don’t forget to watch the Screening Room on Fox Soul on Tuesdays! The series is in its second season and you can catch it Tuesdays at 5pm PT/8pm ET online on Fox Soul