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 offers Awards 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.

L'AFRIFF offre des récompenses dans des catégories telles que les longs métrages, les documentaires, les courts métrages, l'animation et les courts métrages étudiants, ainsi que des récompenses et des prix dans les catégories "Meilleur réalisateur", "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 October, 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.

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.

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Overall Rating
  • Bakia Thomas

    Title: An Unforgettable Experience at AFRIFF: A Celebration of African Cinema

    Attending the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) was a truly remarkable experience that celebrated the magic of African cinema. As a filmmaker, I had the privilege of having my film, "The Rising Sun," premiere at this prestigious event, and words cannot adequately express my gratitude for the opportunity.

    AFRIFF proved to be a dynamic and enriching platform, showcasing a diverse range of African films that were thought-provoking, entertaining, and deeply moving. The festival's commitment to promoting both established and emerging talents within the African film industry was evident in the high caliber of films selected for screening. Each film told a unique story, offering glimpses into the multifaceted African experience while challenging and inspiring audiences.

    One aspect of AFRIFF that cannot go unnoticed is the impeccable organization. The festival seamlessly facilitated interactions between filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinema enthusiasts, fostering an environment of collaboration and growth. The carefully curated panels, workshops, and masterclasses allowed for invaluable insights and knowledge-sharing, ensuring that attendees left with a deeper appreciation for the art of filmmaking.

    The dedication and passion of the AFRIFF team were apparent throughout the event. They meticulously coordinated screenings, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities, ensuring that filmmakers and their works received the recognition they deserved. The warm and inclusive atmosphere created by the organizers fostered connections among attendees, resulting in engaging discussions and meaningful collaborations.

    Moreover, the choice of venues for screenings and events added to the overall excellence of AFRIFF.

    I must express my sincere appreciation to the AFRIFF team for selecting "The Rising Sun" to be part of this remarkable festival. The platform they provided for my film's premiere was invaluable in gaining exposure and feedback from a diverse audience. The support and encouragement I received have left an indelible mark on my filmmaking journey.

    In conclusion, AFRIFF stands as a beacon of African cinema, celebrating the richness and diversity of storytelling within the continent. It provides a vital platform for filmmakers, enabling them to shine a spotlight on their work and connect with a broader audience. The African International Film Festival is an event that every film lover, whether they are filmmakers or fans, should attend, as it offers an unforgettable cinematic experience that showcases the brilliance of African storytelling.

    November 2023
  • Nkem DenChukwu

    AFRIFF is clearly a hub for filmmakers, artists, arts and film lovers, entrepreneurs, dreamers, doers. and visionaries to network, reconnect, showcase, collaborate, and have great moments in the process. The masterclasses and panel discussions are necessary, therefore, beneficial. Looking forward to being a part of 2024 AFRIFF. Btw, I am happy that my first 3D animation film, WHEN HEARTS TOUCH, won “Best Animation.”

    November 2023
  • Justin MacGregor

    AFRIFF puts on an incredible festival. We weren't able to attend, but the number of peripheral events that they put on is quite impressive, and the communication was superb. Their team is clearly trying to create something very memorable for its attendees. We were delighted to have our film THE FOUNDER EFFECT as a Nominee in its category. If we ever have another project selected to participate, we'd love to make the journey from Canada to be there in person.

    November 2023
  • congratulations for all the work that this team provides non-stop during the duration of the festival.
    In my capacity as director, I was marked
    Good luck

    November 2023
  • Jesse Sunkwa-Mills

    The best festival I have attended so far. I loved the panel discussions and screenings. The organisation was just on point. Thanks for the honour and award.

    November 2023