Film Africa Travel Grants – Key Festivals List

Film Africa Travel Grants – Key Festivals List

FESTIVALS IN 2019

Sheffield Doc Fest
Dates: 6 – 11 June 2019
Submissions deadline: 4 March 2019*
*If you have already submitted a film to Sheffield and it is being considered, please get in touch with the festival for an update.

Ecounters Film Festival
Dates: 24 – 29 September 2019
Submissions deadline: 6 June 2019  
To submit your film, please visit: Encounters submissions
To request a submission fee waiver code, please email: info@filmafrica.org.uk

BFI London Film Festival
Dates: 2 – 13 October 2019
Submissions deadline: 14 June 2019
To submit your film, please visit: BFI London submissions
*Please note the BFI are able to offer submission fee waivers for eligible films from the Sub-Saharan region only. Kindly read the following information carefully before contacting the BFI London Film Festival team for a submission fee waiver code. 

FESTIVALS IN 2020

London Short Film Festival
Dates: 10 – 19 January 2020
Submissions deadlines:
Early bird: 22 April 2019
Regular: 1 July 2019
Late: 19 August 2019
To submit your film, please visit: LSFF submissions
To request a fee waiver code, please email: info@shortfilms.org.uk

Glasgow Film Festival
Dates: 26 February – 8 March 2020
Submissions deadlines:
Early Bird: 23 August 2019
Regular: 13 September 2019
Late: 4 October 2019
Extended: 25 October 2019
To submit your film, please visit: Glasgow Film Festival submissions
To request a fee waiver code, please email: programme@glasgowfilm.org

Glasgow Short Film Festival
Dates: 18 – 22 March 2020
Submissions deadlines:

Regular: 8 October 2019
Late: 12 November 2019
Notification date: 31 January 2020
To submit your film, please visit: Glasgow Short Film Festival submissions
To request a fee waiver code, please email:
submissions@glasgowshort.org

BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Festival
Dates: 18 – 29 March 2020
Submissions deadline: 19 December 2019
To submit your film for FREE, please visit: BFI Flare LGBTQ submissions

Belfast Film Festival
Dates: 1 – 9 April 2020
Submissions deadlines:
Regular: 30 November 2019
Late: 31 December 2019
Notification date: 10 February 2020
To submit your film, please visit: Belfast Film Festival submissions
To request a fee waiver code, please email: stephen@belfastfilmfestival.orgvittoria@belfastfilmfestival.org

WHEN REQUESTING A WAIVER CODE, PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR NAME, COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE & TITLE OF YOUR FILM IN YOUR EMAIL. BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST, PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU CAN ANSWER ‘YES’ TO THE FOLLOWING ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS: 

  • Are you between 18-35 years of age? (Please note filmmakers older than 35 years of age will also be considered. However, in line with the British Council’s Arts Strategy in Africa, priority will be given to filmmakers aged 18-35)
  • At the time of application, are you a citizen of an African country (applicable to the 54 countries in the continent) and have you been resident and working on the continent for a minimum of two consecutive years? (Please note applicants can be living and working in a different African country to the one they are a citizen of)
  • Are you submitting a short or a first/second feature? (Please note virtual reality, immersive storytelling experiences and installations will also be considered)