Autumn Sun

For all the cinematic enthusiasts, HBCUGo.TV is proud to partner with The Autumn Sun Invitational.

Meet Our Hosts

"The foundation is simple. We believe that all voices are valid, every story deserves to be told, and every film has an audience.
Autumn Sun was created to be an engine of stimulation for the next generation of young, Black creatives. Providing a forum for them to not only compete and showcase art, but also fellowship with experienced creatives within the industry and students across the HBCU community.
The next ‘Moonlight’, ‘Get Out’, and ‘13th’ will be found in Jackson (MS), Greensboro (NC), Nashville (TN), and every other city that is called home by these historic institutions."
Bruce Clifton (Founder / Executive Director)

Eligible Universities('21-'22)

  • Tennessee State
  • Bennett College
  • Fisk
  • North Carolina A&T
  • American Baptist
  • Winston-Salem State

Submission Information

  • Submissions must run at a length of, at least 1:00, with a max of 10:00.
  • All Genres Accepted
  • Grand Prize $1,000
  • Second Place $500
  • Third Place $300
  • Entries will voted on by a jury of filmmakers and critics. Some of whom have voted in past Golden Globe and Emmy nomination ballots.


  • Submission Period: January 10, 2022 - March 24th 2022
  • Award Presentation Special: April 24, 2022


2021 Autumn Sun Invitational Team

Bruce Clifton
Founder / Executive Director
Octevia Roberson
Director of Media & Content Development
Nycole Mitchell
Executive Assistant/Directors Office
Joya Wheatfall-Melvin
Executive Assistant/Directors Office
Sinclaire Hoyt
Assistant Coordinator
Zaria Wilson
Assistant Coordinator

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