The 4th Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), a platform that seeks to give expression to African cinema by recognizing and rewarding excellence in the industry, will hold its 4th edition between the 9th and 16th of November 2014 in Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Eligible films must have been produced after January 1, 2013 and preference will be given to films which are yet to be screened globally or in Africa. Categories for entry include Feature, Short, Documentary and Animation, with monetary award prizes ranging from $3000 – $6000.
If you wish to have your film considered for the 4th Africa International Film Festival, please include a DVD copy of the film, plus a synopsis and/or press kit as soon as possible. We also require you to complete our entry submission form.
Deadline for receipt of entry submission forms and screeners:
Short films (40 minutes or less) – 13 June 2014
Feature length films (more than 40 minutes) – 30 June 2014
Please ensure you have read through our rules and regulations before submitting a film for our consideration.
Deadline: June 30th, 2014
Late entry deadline: July 24th, 2014
Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form. Entries must be submitted on DVD (any region). Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please include a concise synopsis of your film. Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff.
Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the festival prepaid. C.O.D.’S will be refused. All Tapes/DVDs must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time, and the name of the director. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.
Mail entries to:
AFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
5th Floor, Ibukun House,
Plot 1637, Adetokunbo Ademola Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Selection and Notification
All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Festival selections will be announced in September, 2013. All entrants will be notified by email. Selected films will also be posted on our website. The festival does not pay rental fees for submitted works in competition.
The festival jury and special guests will present awards to films selected as best in their category, at the festival awards ceremony in November.
Return of Submission Tapes
We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned, it’s cheaper and easier for all involved. Please do not send us masters, originals, your only copy, etc. Videos will not be returned unless requested, . AFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged tapes. Any questions? Please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Categories and Awards
The Africa International Film Festival traditionally awards monetary prizes in the following categories:
1. Best Feature Film – $6000
2. Best Authentic Nigerian Feature – $2000
3. Best Actor – $2000
4. Best Actress – $2000
5. Best Director – $2000
6. Best Screenplay – $2000
7. Best Documentary – $5000
8. Best Short – $3000
9. Best Student Short – $2000
10. Best Animation – $3000
11. Jury Special for Outstanding Film -$2000
12. Audience Choice – $1000