Thank you for your submissions!

This year we received over 800 fiction feature, documentary and short film submissions, a record for the festival. Our programmers are busily making their way through the films and everyone who submitted via FilmFreeway will hear from us by mid-September, confirming whether or not you have been successful. Films may be eligible for our festival awards – the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film.

Rama Thiaw, director of The Revolution Won’t Be Televised, which screened at Film Africa in 2016 (photo Camille Millerand)

Film Africa will return to screens across London from Friday 27 October – Sunday 5 November 2017, presenting another exciting film programme of films to 10 venues across London. This will be accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions; professional workshops and master classes; school screenings and family activities; the Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

In 2016, almost 5,000 people attended the festival featuring a wide-ranging programme of 58 films from across 22 African countries, including 33 World, European, UK or London premieres. We also hosted 23 filmmakers and talent from the continent and the diaspora and a further 32 industry experts and guest contributors who helped to bring the programme to life through Q&As, talks and panel discussions.