The Africa International Film Festival - AFRIFF is Africa's most vibrant film festival experience. AFRIFF consistently delivers an energetic and exciting hub of reel people making reel connections and has gradually built a reputation for delivering real value.

Le Festival International du film d'Afrique - AFRIFF - est l'aventure cinématographique la plus dynamique en Afrique. AFRIFF est une plateforme énergique et passionnante, où se rencontrent chaque année des personnes nouant des liens personnels et économiques forts. L'AFRIFF, depuis sa création, s'est construit une importante réputation et offre un contenu de grande valeur.

AFRIFF delivers Awards and monetary prizes in categories such as Feature, Documentary, Short, Animation and Students Short, as well as awards and prizes in Directing, Acting and Screenplay. it also features special awards for Audience choice and a Jury award for outstanding film.

AFRIFF offre des récompenses et des prix monétaires dans des catégories telles que Longs-métrages, Documentaire, Courts-métrages, Animation et Courts-métrages d'étudiants, ainsi que des récompenses et des prix dans les catégories "Meilleure réalisation", "Meilleur acteur ou Meilleure actrice", "Meilleur scénario". Il propose également des prix spéciaux, le Prix du Public et le Prix du Jury.

Entries must be submitted on online via Foreign language work must be subtitled in English. Please include a concise and complete press kit.

Les inscriptions doivent être faites en ligne via le site

Les œuvres en langue étrangère doivent être sous-titrées en anglais.
Veuillez inclure un dossier de presse concis et complet.

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee/Programming team. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Festival selections will be announced in September, annually. All entrants will be notified by email. Selected films will also be posted on our website. The festival does not pay rental/screening fees for submitted works in competition.

All Short films submitted will automatically be eligible for the AFRIFF Digital Film Festival powered by Envivo, a mobile film festival leveraging new and emerging technologies to stream short content through a content delivery network, providing a technology based platform for filmmakers to showcase their work. The Nvivo Application will serve as the digital delivery service, using 4G and 5G LTE data solutions in the delivery of a curated programme of short films on multiple screens (Smartphones, Tablets, Desktop and Mobile Computers, Game Consoles and smart TVs) in optimum format.

The Nvivo app which will be downloaded free, will allow members of the public to watch films also for free over a period of 1 month. The app will also serve as a tool to allow the audience to vote for films they like which in turn will earn the top 20 short film directors funding up to $10,000. The rights of all films submitted remains 100% the Filmmaker’s and permission can be withdrawn at any time.

Toutes les candidatures seront étudiées par le comité de sélection / l'équipe de programmation. Le Festival ne fera pas de coupures ou de changements sur les œuvres. Les sélections du festival seront annoncées chaque année en septembre. Tous les participants seront avisés par courrier électronique. Les films sélectionnés seront également annoncés sur le site du Festival. Le Festival ne paie pas de frais de location / diffusion pour les œuvres en compétition.

The festival jury and special guests will present awards to films selected as best in their category, at the festival awards ceremony in November.

Le jury du Festival et les invités spéciaux remettront les prix décernés lors de la cérémonie de remise des prix du Festival en novembre.

Request for more information and clarification should be mailed to

Pour toute information complémentaire, veuillez écrire à

Overall Rating
  • Mohamed Reda Kouzi

    I am very happy with the experience that I spent in Nigeria during the festival AFRIFF It was an occasion to show our film to a new audience and a different culture, I was very pleased with their interaction with the film, It was also an opportunity to meet new friends.
    Thank you Nigeria, thank you AFRIFF

    December 2019
  • Abdallah Gbankulso

    I'm from Ghana and I can say this Festival is one of the best in the whole world. The organizers actually understand the terrain of filmmaking in Africa. I will recommend this festival on any given day and time to anyone who is looking for a vibrant festival experience.

    December 2019
  • Even though I could not attend, they were very nice and really good at communicating. I hope I get the chance to go next year. It is truly a great film festival with a great selection of films!

    November 2019
  • Issouf Bah

    Thank you so much the 2019's edition ! AFRIFF is wonderful and it has an interesting panels, masterclass etc.

    November 2019
  • Thank you so much AFRIFF for hosting us with our Namibian film 'Baxu and the Giants'. The great communication and hospitality, the networking with fellow filmmakers, the diverse choice of films, the great Masterclasses and Panel discussions, the parties!! We had a wonderful and inspiring time and can't wait to return to the festival!

    November 2019