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Africa International Film Festival Extends Film-Submission Deadline

By Ogova Ondego
Published August 13, 2013

Africa-International-Film-FestivalNigeria-based Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) has extended the film submission deadline to its 3rd annual edition of AFRIFF to August 20, 2013 from July 30, 2013.

“This decision was taken after extensive deliberations by the AFRIFF team to allow entries that are still in transit arrive at the festival as a number of filmmakers have sent notification and tracking details their entries,” Chioma Ude, CEO said in a statement issued in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 6, 2013.

Ude said Keith Shiri, the Zimbabwe-born AFRIFF programmer and jury coordinator, would soon arrive in Nigeria to “inspect the film screening facilities and ensure everything is in place to support the high quality programme planned for the 2013 AFRIFF.”

The films selected for the 3rd AFRIFF would be announced in September 2013, Ude announced. The third annual AFRIFF is scheduled for November 10-17, 2013 in Calabar, Cross Rivers State of Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Screendance Africa is calling for short African dance videos made by Africans for its various mini dance film festivals.

“We welcome any genre of dance on screen: documentaries, dance video, narrative or non-narrative, experimental, student and /or professional. Most importantly we are looking for dance videos that activate the cross over of dance, choreography and the cinematic medium. We will select dance videos that demonstrate a clear intention, that use the dance, location(s), choreography, camera movement and the edit to activate this,” Screendance Africa says.

The organisers say they are looking for:
• Films should be of good quality, produced and completed during or after 2011.
• All films must be produced in Africa, preferably made by Africans.
• Not shorter than 2mins and not longer than 10 mina
• No recordings of live stage performances will be considered.
• Promotional teasers of no more than 10 minutes for Dancers, Choreographers or Companies will be considered for our looped dance showcase.

The works are to be submitted on DVD or online link with the following details:
*Contact Details
*Director’s Name
*Date of Production

Links and information are to be emailed to or post to Screendance Africa (Pty) Ltd, 10 Algoa Crescent Monte Vista , Cape Town, South Africa, 7460.

“Selected films will be showcased at the African Creative Economy Conference and Cape Town Winelands International Film Festival as well as at other upcoming ScreendanceAfrica screening events,” Screendance Africa says.

An ArtMatters.Info article.


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