Film Africa submissions now open!

Film Africa, London’s celebration of African and African diaspora cinema presented by the Royal African Society, is delighted to announce that in 2024, Film Africa will take place from Friday 25 October until Sunday November 3. The festival will continue its mission of highlighting African and African diaspora filmmaking.

Film Africa is London’s biggest biennial festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora brought to you by the Royal African Society. Established in 2011, the festival brings diverse London and UK audiences a high quality and wide-ranging film programme accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and panel discussions; workshops and masterclasses; Film Africa Young Audiences school screenings and family activities; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

Film Africa’s main objective is to represent a wide range of films and filmmakers stemming from Africa and the African diaspora. We only accept submissions from African and African diaspora filmmakers. Film Africa accepts films of all lengths and genres, including fiction, documentary, shorts and experimental. The year of production must be 2022 or after – any films made before this will not be considered.

Film Africa also recognises and supports new film-making talent through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. All entries will be considered for inclusion in the Festival and prizes will be awarded to two entries: The Baobab Award for best short film and the Film Africa Audience Award for best feature-length entry. Both awards have a £1000 cash prize. 

The Film Africa 2024 programme and emphases will reflect input from and be enriched by a diverse range of curators, filmmakers, and critics, to reflect the complexity and nuances of different African and diasporic voices.

Film Africa is now open to submissions from African and African diasporic filmmakers via the Film Africa Film Freeway. Submissions will close on 30 June 2024, with the selected films notified by 30 July 2024. 

For more details and to submit a film, visit the Film Africa Film Freeway:


Film Africa submissions now open!


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