The African Film Festival will showcase more than twenty films. Twelve of the best will be entered in the competition. Selection will be based on films that best meets the selection criteria. Film submissions accepted from around the world, with concentration on African filmmakers. There would also be musical performances, seminars and giveaways.

Submissions starts from October 1st to March 1st. Selected films will be announced on March 15th

Selection Criteria

Africa is blessed with rich culture and heritage worthy of celebration. She is also plagued by various social, economic, health, religious, immigration, and political issues that must be confronted. We therefore encourage the world to make films about Africa; and our selection criteria will be based on the following:

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

Additional Submission requirements

Films completed after June 1st the year before submission starts are eligible for consideration for the upcoming Festival.
Feature-length submissions must not have been broadcast or televised, or be publicly available in their entirety online prior to their date of exhibition in the Festival.
Foreign language (non-English) submissions must be available in their original language and soundtrack with English subtitles.
The African Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.
It is highly advised that you test your DVD submission in a standard DVD player prior to submitting. Any unviewable DVD may be disqualified. The Festival may attempt, but is not obligated, to contact the applicant for a new copy.


Earlybird Deadline: (November 1st - November 30th) – $60 USD
Regular Deadline: (December 1st - March 15th) – $70 USD
Late Deadline: (March 16th - March 31st) – $80 USD