Africa Film For Impact Festival Unveils, Calls For Entries

Film For Impact Foundation in partnership with High Definition Film studio is set to receive entries for the maiden edition of ”Africa Film For Impact Festival(AFFIF)”.

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. 

The Film Festival which will screen short and feature films with purpose over a 3 day period, will also host master classes, panel discussions, and workshops on filmmaking, creating content for social change, behavioural insight, communications, monitoring and evaluation etc.

Also, a major festival in the festival is a Pitching session, where fellows of the Film For Impact Fellowship get to pitch their great ideas to donors. All films to be screened at AFFIF must address a specific social issues as the central theme of the film.

Films must entertain, educate, inspire, and give hope. Running time for the films is 3-30 minutes for short films, and 60-90 minutes for feature films.

The festival will climax with an Impact Award Night which will honour extraordinary achievements in filmmaking. Award categories include Screenplay, Cinematography, Creativity(Director), and Social Impact awards. Stakeholders in both film-making and the social change sector are a major audience for this festival.

The maiden edition of Africa Film For Impact Festival(AFFIF) is scheduled to hold May 28-30, 2020 in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. Interested organizations are free to partner for the Festival in whatever capacity they would be willing.

The Fellowship is a community for filmmakers who share a common goal to pioneer change in Nigeria and across the African continent using Film. Currently, the fellowship is established in the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria with a cumulative of 90 fellows and 24 leaders. Six groundbreaking films produced by these zones will be premiering at the 2020 Afric Film For Impact Festival.

Entries for AFFIF officially opened October 1, 2019, and all entries are received via the international festival platform ”Filmfreeway”. To enter a film for the festival, log on to and search for ”Africa Film For Impact Festival” , and enter your film.


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