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Call for Film Submissions to the 4th Eko International Film Festival: Deadline 30 September 2013


 

The 4th edition of the Eko International Film Festival, Lagos, which will take place from 18-23 November, is accepting film submissions until 30 September (with late submissions accepted until 15 October 2013).  See the rules on their site or quoted below:

SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 4TH EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 18-23, 2013, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Standard Deadline: September 30, 2013.

Late Deadline: October 15, 2013.

Call For Entry Form

THE MAIN SECTIONS

Feature Film
Short Film
Fiction
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Documentaries
Student Film
1 minute short films.

ELIGIBILITY

Films must fit into one of the nine categories:Feature,Short, Fiction, comedy, documentaries, drama, Horror, Student Film 1 minute.

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.


GENERAL RULES:

Films must be submitted on DVD NTSC or PAL (please test before sending) and be available for screening on 35mm composite condition, Beta SP or Digi-Beta Video (NTSC only for festival screening).

Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Films that have played in Nigeria in a theatrical setting to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at the EKOIFF 2013.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 60 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).
Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).

One Minute Short Film Entry Requirements:

Entries must be short films of 1 minute (recommended length).
Award will be given to the best 1 minute film.
Open to any form of animation.
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 40 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, 40 minutes or less
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

SUBMISSION IS FREE

Please Note: Eko International Film Festival does not collect entry fees.
In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition.
Only films submitted will be considered for competition.

Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

Safety and piracy issue

The festival is concerned that filmmakers’ rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession’s best practice. These are inspired by the anti piracy actions taken in the USA and worldwide.

FILM COMPETITION AWARDS:

Eko International Film Festival welcomes partners and sponsors for the following prizes.

Nollywood Divas Awards

Jury Awards:

Narrative Films Awards

Documentary Films Awards

Short Film Awards

Eko International Film Festival Film Submission Agreement Form

Submissions from July 1- October 15, 2013
I, (first name:)…………………………………………………..
(last name:)…………………………………………………………..
Act as right owner hereafter described as “The filmmaker” own right for the following film (film name)…………………………..

The filmmaker grants permission to Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) and Supple Communications Limited to use clips of your film for promotional use.

The filmmaker grants the non-exclusive right for EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited to screen, exhibit and distribute your film in its entirety for any promotion or project under the festival or foundation’s name for up to one year after the 2012 festival. EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited may also actively pursue other distribution opportunities for your film.

The filmmaker grants EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited and other third parties at their discretion the right to film, videotape and/or photograph your appearance or voice for any and all marketing and promotional activities for the festival.

Your submission of an entry into the Eko International Film Festival constitutes an agreement between you and EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited, and that by submitting your film for consideration, you agree to all of these rules, terms and agreements.

Date../../2013
Name: ………………………………
Signature: …………………………

Send with your DVD to
Hope Obioma Opara
The President
Eko International Film Festival
Supple Co mm unications Limited
1, Bajulaiye Road,
Morocco Bus Stop
Shomolu, Lagos,
Nigeria.
Email: submissions@ekoiff.org

PS: ONLY SPONSORED PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.

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Durban International Film Festival 18-28 July 2013, Call for Entries, Deadline 15 March 2013 for shorts and documentaries, 5 April 2013 for Feature Films


Media Release

Durban International Film Festival Call for Entries for 34th edition

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), invites filmmakers to submit their entries for its 34th edition which takes place from 18th to 28th July 2013. DIFF, the largest film festival in Southern Africa, features over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. The festival hosts a film competition component and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

The festival considers films completed in 2012 and 2013, and there is no charge for entry. All submissions must be entered via the Eventival online system at http://vp.eventival.eu/cca/diff2013. Please create a visitor account to submit. The deadline for all entries, including receipt of samples, is 15th March 2013 for short films and documentaries; and 5th April 2013 for feature fiction films.

The extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers and industry professionals includes the 6th Talent Campus Durban (19th to 23rd July) in cooperation with Berlinale Talent Campus, and the 4th Durban FilmMart (19th to 22nd July) in partnership with Durban Film Office.

 

cross-posted from H-AFRLITCINE

DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
DIFF 2013 – CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), invites filmmakers to submit their entries for its 34th edition which takes place from 18th to 28th July 2013

SUBMIT NOW!

DIFF, the largest film festival in Southern Africa, features over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. The festival hosts a film competition component and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

The festival considers films completed in 2012 and 2013, and there is no charge for entry. All submissions must be entered via the Eventival online system at http://vp.eventival.eu/cca/diff2013. Please create a visitor account to submit.

The deadline for all entries, including receipt of samples, is:

Short Films and Documentaries – 15th March 2013

Feature Fiction Films – 5th April 2013

The extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers and industry professionals includes the 6th Talent Campus Durban (19th to 23rd July) in cooperation with Berlinale Talent Campus, and the 4th Durban FilmMart (19th to 22nd July) in partnership with Durban Film Office.

visit our website<http://www.durbanfilmfest.co.za/> | follow on Twitter<https://twitter.com/DIFFest> | like on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/DurbanInternationalFilmFestival>

FESTIVAL ENQUIRIES:
Phone: +27 (0)31 260 2506/1816
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 3074
Email: diff@ukzn.ac.za<mailto:diff@ukzn.ac.za>

The festival is supported by the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the City of Durban and other valued funders and partners.

Where is the Market for Documentary Films, Terra Kulture, Lagos, 25 March, 12 noon


Press Release:
Where Is The Market For Documentary Films
The Committee For Relevant Art (CORA) is presenting the 90th Art Stampede on Sunday, March 25, with the theme: Where Is the Market For Documentary Films?  It will hold from 12.noon, at Terra Kulture, the Nigerian Cultural Centre, on Victoria Island.
The art stampede is a quarterly, discursive forum around the arts and culture production. This edition is being held, in collaboration with iREP, under the aegis of the iREP Documentary Film Festival. It will feature a keynote address by Sandra Obiago, Founder/Director of Communicating For Change and a panel of discussants including the filmmakers Mahmoud Ali-Balogun and Charles Novia.
The “creative treatment of actuality” has been commercially successful at the box office, elsewhere in the world. Works like Fahrenheit 9/11, Super Size Me, Food, Inc., Earth, March of the Penguins, and An Inconvenient Truth have put good money in their producers’ pockets. Can this happen here? What is the mindset of the broadcast houses? Even if they are interested, does this necessarily translate to living wages for the producer? This edition of the art stampede will look at the economics of documentary film making and ask a key question: can this vocation be a career pursuit? Can documentary filmmaking pay its way in Nigeria? What are the possible distribution outlets? What is the role of broadcasting?
There will be, as always, an interactive conversation with the audience that’s expected to include film and communications students, filmmakers, professional broadcasters; TV’s programme managers, cultural affairs officers in government, writers, dancers, visual artists as well as the general public.

Zuma Film festival, Abuja, 6-10 May2012, Call for films, Deadline 29 March 2012


Zuma Film Festival 2012, Abuja, invites submission of films for the 2012 edition of Zuma Film Festival. Entry closes 29 March 2012. For details visit http://www.zumafilmfest.gov.ng/

See call for entries, festival regulations, award categories, and press details.

ZUMA FILM FESTIVAL (ZFF), 2012

The Festival begins on Monday 6th and ends May 10th, 2012. “The Human Story, Connecting People “, the statement added, is the theme of the 6th edition of the film festival.

For the Competitive category; Feature, Documentary, Children, Student, Animation/cartoon, Short and Emerging Talents films qualify; while Nigerian Panorama, Universal films, Diaspora & African Films, National Film Institute(NFI) :Retrospect/Tributes qualify for the Non-Competitive category.

Entry forms can be downloaded/uploaded through the festival website : http://www.zumafilmfest.gov.ng. Entry forms are also available at the headquarters and liaison offices of the Nigerian Film Corporation. Completed entry forms can also be submitted at the listed addresses: The Secretariat, ZUMA Film Festival, Nigerian Film Corporation, 218T Liberty Dam Road, P.O. Box 639, Jos, Plateau State. The Secretariat, ZUMA Film Festival, Nigerian Film Corporation, Abuja Liaison Office, Shippers Plaza Opposite Ibro Hotel, Wuse Zone 5,Abuja. The Secretariat, ZUMA Film Festival, Nigerian Film Corporation,Kano Zonal Office, Audu Bako Secretariat, Zoo Road, Kano, The Secretariat, ZUMA Film Festival Nigerian Film Corporation, Lagos Branch Office, Ikoyi Road, Obalende, Beside Voice of Nigeria (VON)

All entries must be submitted with a 30sec trailer as part of the conditions, the statement further added.

In five days …

  • New film Premiere
  • Screenings (Competitive & Non-Competitive)
  • Film and Video Market/Exhibition (Film X)
  • Emerging Talent Film Festival
  • Master Classes
  • Workshop/Symposium/Colloquium
  • Film Location Expo

And more …

  • NFC Annual Film Lecture
  • NFC Annual Essay Competition Awards Presentation
  • Emerging Talent Film Awards
  • Zuma Film Festival Awards Night
  • Special Tributes/Retrospective

Guaranteeing an informative and thoroughly entertaining festival!

In five days …

  • New film Premiere
  • Screenings (Competitive & Non-Competitive)
  • Film and Video Market/Exhibition (Film X)
  • Emerging Talent Film Festival
  • Master Classes
  • Workshop/Symposium/Colloquium
  • Film Location Expo

And more …

  • NFC Annual Film Lecture
  • NFC Annual Essay Competition Awards Presentation
  • Emerging Talent Film Awards
  • Zuma Film Festival Awards Night
  • Special Tributes/Retrospective

Guaranteeing an informative and thoroughly entertaining festival!

Two day Plateau International Film Festival set to begin in Jos on November 25


The 2nd Edition of Plateau International Film Festival (PIFF) commences November 25th, at the National Film Institute, Jos. This festival is being organized by Media initiative on film and social development, a non-governmental organisation that focuses on social and economic development. Its aim is to use film and media to educate, entertain and to promote creativity, credibility, responsibility and good governance. The 1st Edition of Festival (2010) was a success, recording over 40 film entries, and with screening, discussions, and seminars. We believe this edition will be a greater success because of the teamwork and drive by the PIFF organizing team in planning and executing this year’s event. Our major partners are Alliance Française and Plateau State Tourism Corporation. Again this year, the festival will be a platform for education, interaction and information. The recognition of film as a tool for peaceful co-existence is what informed our theme: Art and Peace. The Director General of the National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Emeka Mba, will deliver the Keynote address. Scholars, administrators and seasoned filmmakers will discuss relevant topics as well as films screened for the purpose. The festival will also feature Master Classes/Workshops in Directing, Scriptwriting, and Film Music as well as a seminar on Information Management for relevant state and federal ministries as well as Local Government Council Information Officers. Other major supporters of the festival are: Nigerian Television Authority, Jos Network Centre (NTA), Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), and Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV). As we welcome you to enjoy the rich ambience of Plateau State, may we implore you to enjoy the festival, which is designed to cater for diverse tastes. There is something for everyone.

In Short Film Festival, Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, 13-15 October. Free Masterclass with German Director Lothar Herzog


This from the Africa Movie Academy Awards Facebook site:

In-Short Film Festival, Lagos, will be held at Silverbird galleria VI and NFC cinema (old film unit) Obalede road, Ikoyi from Thursday 13- Sat 15th October for In-Short 2011. A short film festival showcasing the most exciting short films from Nigeria and the rest of the world. Entry is free!!

To register for the Masterclass on Short film production for free by German Director, Lothar Herzog, call 08023015604

Lights, Camera, Africa! 2011 Film Festival, Lagos, 30 September -2 October 2011


Reel Life Film Club announces:

For the first time ever, the African Film Festival, Inc, New York (AFF) and the Reel Life Film Club at The Life House are partnering to host “Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011”, a film festival showcasing some of the most exciting and original pieces of African cinema from within the continent and the Diaspora.

The film festival will hold over the Nigerian Independence day holidays from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October 2011 at The Life House, Lagos and other locations which will be confirmed in due course.

For almost twenty years, AFF has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture.

The Reel Life Film Club at The Life House aims to support the work of the AFF in ensuring that stories by African filmmakers are also enjoyed by an African audience that does not often have access to good quality African films.

The Lights, Camera, AFRICA! 2011 Film Festival aims to stimulate discourse on issues and experiences that are rooted in the African experience. In this way, African stories will also be consumed by those who live them.

This year’s inaugural theme is centred around the heady days of colonial Africa and the continent’s response to these challenges in more recent times. The line-up of films includes documentaries, features and shorts. The works come from all over the continent and the Diaspora and address a wide range of issues including the environment, traditionalism, spirituality, immigration, entrepreneurship and not least, independence.

Proposed Films to be screened at the Film Festival

* A History of Independence (Senegal)
* AVA (Nigeria)
* Burning in the Sun (Mali)
* Clouds Over Conakry (Guinea)
* Cuba: An African Odyssey (Egypt)
* Epilogue (Nigeria)
* Ousmane (Senegal)
* One Small Step (Nigeria)
* One Way Touareg (Italy)
* Pumzi (Kenya)
* Sex, Okra and Salted Butter (Chad/France)
* Soul Boy (Kenya)
* The Lunatic (Nigeria)
* White Wedding (South Africa)

For information on participation, sponsorship and film schedules email us at reelifehouse@gmail.com or call +234 703 4030683 and +234 703 4170400