For several years now, STACKS Magazine has provided coverage of the annual hip hop festival held here in Atlanta. Mostly known for giving underground artists a platform to showcase their talents, A3C’s music festival garners the patronage of thousands of hip hop heads and lovers of the culture. Last year, the people over at A3C decided to stretch their creative juices to include a coinciding film festival. Well, in 2013, they will continue the mission by selecting several short-films to be premiered during the festival.


The mission of the A3C Film Festival is to use film to unite artists and fans of Hip Hop, Youth, Street and Urban Culture, transform the way audiences see the world, and support the vision of independent artists.


In case you are a independent filmmaker and want to the opportunity to have your short-film viewed by thousands of culture lovers, A3C is now accepting film submissions.  There will be five categories in which you can submit. Each category has a required time frame and general rules to abide by.  ALL submissions must encompass various aspects of Hip Hop, Youth, Street and Urban Culture – in relation to Style, Music, Politics, Education, Family, and/or Religion.



Narrative Feature  – 60 minutes and over

Documentary Feature – 60 minutes and over

Narrative Short – under 60 minutes

Documentary Short – under 60 minutes

Music Video – under 20 minutes



The A3C Film Festival will jump off October 2 – 6 at 7 Stages in Little 5 Points.  Final film submissions are due by September 6.  To find the general rules and link to submit your film projects, click on this link – -> A3C Film Festival.