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AFRIFF 2022: Film festival calls for entries

The Africa International Film Festival is calling for entries for its eleventh edition in November 2022. Submissions for the 2022 edition of the film festival, with the theme, ‘Indigenous for Global’, are now officially open and will run till July 30, 2022. General entries will be accepted until July 1, with a late entry deadline set for July 30, 2022.

According to a statement sent to Saturday Beats, categories for the festival are features (film is 60 minutes or more); shorts and episodics (Less than 45 minutes); documentary (can be short form or feature length. Short documentaries are accepted as short films for AFRIFF); animation/anime (accepted as short form or feature length).

Speaking at a briefing to announce the new development, the founder and festival director, Chioma Ude, said, “I am delighted to open our ‘Call for Entries’ for our eleventh anniversary edition. Following Amazon’s acquisition of films from our film catalog last year, we are now strategically positioned to help filmmakers distribute their titles with our landmark partnership with international streaming platforms. This year, we are already in talks with a multitude of streaming platforms interested in licensing and acquiring films from the festival.  We are proud to present this year’s programme dedicated to the incredible opportunities Amazon Prime video and others offer Nigerian filmmakers going forward, enabling us to dream and continue to innovate and create exciting and vibrant experiences for our audience.”

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit entries early with the regular deadline as late entry submissions will be strictly accepted only via waiver codes.

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