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Love is in the air

It’s time for roses, cards, chocolates…and TAFF. Did you know that Africans enjoy romantic love just as much as the western culture? It’s the time of year we celebrate that special someone in our lives. Here at TAFF, we want to explore romantic love in African relationships. This can be demonstrated by a man that praises his wife for a good meal or when a woman uses terms of endearment to boost her husband’s ego, or maintains an efficient household. What are the ways that you know Africans demonstrate romantic love?

As a filmmaker, you know how important love is to a film’s plot. This often determines your cast for a particular project. For the most part, a film would not be complete without exploring romantic love in your characters.This is what the audience looks for. While some would argue that sex is what sells films, it is indeed love that sells films. We want to celebrate this month of romantic love by urging filmmakers to submit films that reflect the best demonstration of romantic love in African relationships.

TAFF is receiving countless film submissions now from various African countries and we can’t wait for you to see them. We are very proud of the films already received as they demonstrate the ingenuity and artistry of our filmmakers at its best. While we wait for the official selection of films for TAFF 2016, we have randomly selected a handful of films that you can preview on Facebook.com/TheAfricanFilmFestival.

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Time is running out!
Submit your films! The deadline is March 31st. Our panel of judges will watch and critique your films based on:
Films that promote African culture
Films that address issues affecting Africa
Films about historic African leaders
Films about historic African landmarks
Films made by Independent African filmmakers

April 4th is the official films selection announcement by our expert panel of judges. Selected films will enter a competition for a dozen coveted awards. There’s so much in store for our award winners that goes beyond just receiving a trophy. As a filmmaker, you hold the key to increasing the global awareness of Africa to non-Africans. We are creating an avenue by which you would finally gain the respect and exposure that you’ve always wanted. Bollywood—a well known film industry originating in India is not just known for the number of films produced, they are also well respected globally. Our mission is to finally level the playing field.We are working very hard for you. What would it feel like to see at least one of your films make it to the library of a notable American university? Or to be able to see a stock of your films on the shelves at Walmart? These are just examples of how we are working hard for you.

Some filmmakers are still hesitant of this platform and it’s well understood. We urge you to hesitate no more, for one, due to time constraints and another due to the limited number of films that would be selected for screening. For those still hesitant, we understand your angst. Be assured that TAFF represents the African independent filmmaker, we understand your journey, the obstacles you face regularly because you have chosen to become a filmmaker. TAFF is for African filmmakers by African filmmakers.

In the spirit of love we want to wish you a Happy Valentines Day. We would love if you can extend our love to your fellow filmmakers and encourage them to join us.

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