London's Film Africa Festival Calls for Submissions

Film Africa, the Royal African Society's annual festival celebrating African cinema, has opened submissions for its fifth edition. The 2015 festival takes place October 10 to November 8 across London.

The fifth annual festival brings London audiences an eclectic program of films and special events including: director Q&As and talks; professional workshops and masterclasses; school screenings and family activities; the Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

Film Africa accepts films of all lengths and genres, including fiction, documentary, animation and experimental titles on any topic.

The festival also provides a platform for emerging talent through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film, which supports filmmakers living and working on the continent. Shortlisted films are judged by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals, are screened during the festival, and the winner is announced at the Film Africa Closing Gala on November 8.

The submission deadline is June 30. Find the submission form and details HERE: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/FilmAfrica


Entry for the Word’s Smallest Film Festival Are Now Open

Submissions for the World's Smallest Film Festival (WSFF), an online component of the Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) set in Canada’s Niagara region, are now being accepted.

The Word’s Smallest Film Festival is a film competition featuring short films, of 1-3 minutes in length, shot entirely on any mobile device (smartphone or tablet). The opportunities are endless when shooting a film using mobile technology – one of this year’s acclaimed Sundance feature films was shot entirely on a mobile phone.

The theme for the films is WATER, one of the Niagara region’s most defining characteristics, and the top shortlisted films will screen for a panel of jurors at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival and winners will receive a cash prize or a tablet.

All submitted short films will be featured on the World’s Smallest Film Festival YouTube channel in the time leading up to the awards ceremony on June 21st at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival.

The closing date for submissions is the 11th of June 2015. For more information on submission and the rules and regulations please go to niagarafilmfest.com.

This is a unique opportunity to showcase today’s groundbreaking mobile film capabilities and the talent and creativity of filmmakers, either emerging or established.