Producers, DJs, emcees, b-boys and b-girls from across the country will converge October 11-13, 2012 at the annual A3C Hip Hop Festival participating in a diverse array of events for competitive prize packages and career-breaking opportunities.

The annual iStandard Producer Showcase presented by Native Instruments and Maschine on October 11 places aspiring beatmakers in front of a panel of prominent industry executives like Grammy award-winning judges J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Needlz and Focus to receive constructive feedback and compete for a coveted prize package. go here and select ‘A3C’ for consideration.

The Needle To The Record (N2TR) DJ competition presented by Native Instruments on October 12 celebrates the prolific history of turntablism. Legendary Kool DJ Red Alert is one of the celebrity judges. N2TR will also feature performances by three-time Scribble Jam Champion DJ Presyce, DJ Teddy Two of the Awesome Two and a special live set by DMC Champion DJ Shiftee. DJs submit through August 22 here.

Enter the Cypher by IMSARAHWEST in partnership with V-103’s Greg Street and DJ Jelly features 10 unsigned artists from various regions competing across multiple elimination rounds. The winner performs an original set to culminate the evening in addition to receiving a prize package. A3C artists will also participate in a cypher showcase. Submit for Enter the Cypher before September 1 here.

In partnership with WonderRoot and the Atlanta Film Festival, A3C is seeking submissions for the A3C Film Festival. Submissions should be short films, 20 minutes or less, in digital format related to Hip Hop including narratives, documentaries and video art but excluding music videos. Submit before August 30 here.

Event updates will continue to be announced here through the start of the festival on October 11, 2012. For more information and to purchase passes, go here.

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