Africa in Motion short film festival - call for entries from African filmmakers

Written by Kari Ann Shiff on . Posted in Festivals

africa_yeelenFor the second year, Edinburgh's Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival is inviting African filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 minutes for the festival's short film competition. In order to target the competition specifically towards young and emerging African film talent, filmmakers who enter a film for consideration must not have completed a feature-length film previously. Films entered must have been completed in 2006 or after.

A shortlist from all the entries will be selected in July and announced by the end of August 2009. From this shortlist, the competition winner will be chosen by a high profile jury and announced at an awards ceremony at the Africa in Motion festival in October 2009. The jury will consist of local and international film specialists and established African filmmakers.

All shortlisted films will be screened at the festival. In addition to the overall first prize selected by the jury, an audience choice award will be selected by the audience at the screenings and announced at the end of the festival.

The deadline for competition entries is 30 June 2009. Please see below for full submission guidelines and to download the entry form. Alternatively, visit Please read carefully through the submission guidelines and email the festival director Lizelle Bisschoff for further enquires at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Africa in Motion Film Festival
6 East Bay

North Queensferry, Fife

KY11 1JX

To enter, please download, print and complete the 3-page entry form and post it to us with a viewing copy of your film.

Entry form in PDF or MS Word