Africa Film for Impact Festival

Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF) is a film festival dedicated to showcasing, celebrating, and empowering films and filmmakers committed to social change themes in movie production across the African continent.

Film For Impact Foundation in partnership with High Definition Film Studio is set to go virtual with the maiden edition of the “Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF)”, theme “Break The Cycle”. The film festival which was originally scheduled to hold May 28-30, 2020, and was suspended due to the COVID 19 pandemic, will now hold via Virtual Access from November 3-7, 2020.

Africa Film For Impact Festival (AFFIF) is dedicated to showcasing, celebrating, and empowering films and filmmakers committed to social change themes in movie production across the continent of Africa and the world.

The hybrid Film Festival, which will screen short and feature narrative and documentary films with purpose over a 5 day period, will also host film premieres, master classes, panel discussions, workshops, an Impact Carnival, and climax with an Impact Award ceremony, which will honor extraordinary achievements in filmmaking and driving social change through films.

Themes to be explored at the festival include Building Accountable Systems & Leaders for a Corruption free Society, Women Empowerment & Gender-Based Violence, Women in film, Human Trafficking, Human Right & Criminal Justice, Climate Change, Security, Peace & Conflict Resolution, The future of Film Distribution & social change contents, Reflections on the COVID 19 pandemic & Opportunities, Technology as a tool for social change.

EXTENDED DEADLINE for submission of films to AFFIF 2020 is open from August 20 to Sept. 18, 2020, via “Filmfreeway” at www.filmfreeway.com. Official selections for the festival will be announced on October 1, 2020, by 8:00 PM WAT. Africa Film For Impact Festival will stream live to audiences across the world via the festival Youtube channel @ FFIF TV from November 3-7, 2020, while also streaming on partnering television stations.

Partnership Opportunities avail for Organizations and individuals to partner with the festival in whatever capacity you are willing to partner. Subscribe to the festival Youtube channel @ FFIF TV so you get notified of upcoming events. Also follow Africa Film For Impact Festival on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter @affif.ng and @filmforimpactng

REGISTER TO ATTEND

SUBMISSION/ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

— To submit your film, click:  www.FilmFreeway.com

— To attend the festival, (see options below) register <HERE>

 

REGISTER EITHER AS:


  • Media
  • Volunteer
  • Industry Delegate
  • Exhibitor
  • Participant

VISION:

To showcase, celebrate, and empower films and filmmakers committed to social change themes in movie production across the African continent.

PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

  • Film Screenings
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops
  • The PITCH
  • Impact Awards

AWARDS & PRIZES

Story/Screenplay
This award honors extraordinary achievement in creative story telling

Cinematography Award
This award honors extraordinary achievement in Cinematography

Creativity Award
This award honors extraordinary achievement in Film Directing

Social Impact Award
This award honors extraordinary achievement in Social Impact

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

To attend the festival, register <HERE> and to submit your film, click:  www.FilmFreeway.com

ENTRY TYPES

  • Narrative films ( Short, Feature)
  • Documentary ( Short, Feature)
  • Animation ( Short, Feature)

CONCLUSION

Film is much more than simple entertainment; film has the capacity to change the world. Hence, we seek to raise a generation of filmmakers with an understanding that film is an ideal catalyst for change. Through a combination of quality training and mentorship, the vision of these trail blazers will shape thought-provoking Short & feature Films such as the African Film Industry is yet to experience. This is what HDFA seeks to achieve through her Africa Film For Impact Festival and we welcome you to be a part of this history making project.

GUESTS

   

US, UK, EU, UN Int’l NGOs, Embassies, NDLEA, NAPTIP, EFCC, MacArthur Grantees, M & E, B-I, COMM teams.

PATRONS

  • Steve Gukas
  • Rogers Ofime
  • Chioma Ude
  • CJ Obasi
  • Pascal Amanfo
  • Ezinne Uluocha/Funmi Illama