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The International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) is hosting its film festival in South Africa which will take place in Cape Town from 28 May - 1 June 2024. The screenings and Conference and Msterclasses will be hosted in Cape Town, South Africa

The aim is to contribute to the development of domestic and international tourism while encouraging the growth of the local film industry. To promote South Africa and Africa as tourist destinations and filming destinations

Authentic - Hand crafted Trophies to the Film Makers that Attend the Festival together with Certificates. Only certificates will be issued to filmmakers that don't attend the Festival. Should you not be able to attend and still wish for your trophy, this can be done once the shipping charges have been paid.

The same film can be entered into more than one category.
Complete an individual registratration for each film, video or campaign
YEAR OF PRODUCTION - All films submitted must have been produced after 1 January 2022. (Included).
The total duration of the film cannot exceed the respective duration according to the Production Type;
The films should be in their original language with English Subtitles, if the original language is not English.
Applicants should fill in all the required fields of the entry form in English
International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) accepts films for the two Competitive Sections:
TOURISM Film Section: For films related with Tourism Communication and Promotion.
International Competition: Is a competition for Tourism and Travel Films and Videos and is open to all companies, nonprofit institutions, Municipalities, National, Regional and Local Tourism Organizations, Advertising agencies, independent filmmakers, Film Commission etc. who have a film related with destinations and Tourism products and Services.

DOCUMENTARY & TV Section: Dedicated to the Documentaries and TV Programs related that induce Tourism or Tourism Products.
Each Competitive Section has different thematic categories. Choose the Best according to the objectives of your film(s).
Tourism Communication
Commercials; Brand Promotional Films; Independent Travel Videos
Tourism Destinations:
Countries, Regions, Cities, towns & Film Locations
Tourism Products: This category is intended for videos whose purpose is to promote a
tourist experience.
Cultural Tourism; Gastronomic Tourism; Responsible & Sustainable Tourism; Health and Wellness Tourism; Wine Tourism; MICE; Rural Tourism & Agri tourism; Natural attractions; Religious Tourism, Shopping Tourism; Astro tourism; UNESCO Heritage Sites; Eco-Tourism.

Tourism Services: This category is intended for videos whose purpose is to promote a service provided to Tourists.
Accommodation (Hotels/Resorts, Private Game Reserves, Villas, Boutique Hotels, Guest Houses, Lodges, Bed & Breakfast, etc), Transportation (Car Rental, Airlines, Limousines, Ferries, Railways, Cruises, etc), Restaurants, Museums, Temples and Gardens, Theme Parks, Spas and Thermal Facilities, Recreational Services, Tourism Agencies, DMC, Group Travel Companies, Travel Agencies
Independent Travel Videos
This category is for non-fully sponsored videos produced by independent filmmakers. The theme of the video entered in this category must always be related to travel or one of the thematics above.

Documentaries (up to 60 Minutes)
Categories for Documentaries and TV Programmes

Adventure, Expeditions and Travels - Pilgrimages, Routes, trekking, Safaris, Travel
Expeditions, Unique Experiences
Culture & Heritage - Historical Heritage, Heritage Interpretation, Cultural Heritage,
Ethnography (Culture & Society, Native Communities, Biographies,
Legends & Rituals, Religion & Religious Practices
Wildlife & Conservation - Preservation of Natural Habitats, Natural Parks and Protected
Areas, Wildlife Conservation Program and Animal Behaviour
Sustainable and Responsible Tourism - Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Tourism,
Ecolabels, Sustainable Tourism, Responsible
Tourism, Community Based Tourism
Travel and Tourism - Documentary Films, Television program, or series for WEB, TV, or
Cinema that describes Travel in general or tourist attractions
without recommending particular package deals or tour operators

All entry forms should reach the organizers no later than 31 January 2024.

Each submission must be accompanied by:
The entry form must be completed.
Please certify to send all requested materials for each of the films entered. The films enrolled in the ITFF – Africa must have at least the following or similar requirements:
Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), 16: 9 No Copy protection and no loop
HD (1080×720 pixels), 16: 9 Delete all region and security codes
PAL (720×576), 4: 3
Video codec: H.264
ITFFA my contact you to submit through their entry form
When registering a film in the Festival, the participant assures the ownership of all the rights inherent to the registration and the access to those same rights during the period of the Festival. The registration guarantees that the rights of use held by the authors, copyright owners and other agents involved in the production of the film entered, with the exception of the rights protected by the companies holding the rights of exhibition, were legitimately acquired and the festival reserves the right to use, not prevented by copyright or other rights of third parties.
When a participant registers a film, it transfers to the festival the rights to use the entry, specifically the right to display the film in public, either in whole or in part, or to distribute it in whole or in part in ‘shows or equivalent competitions. This also applies to photographs/images provided for the festival. All use transfers mentioned above are valid internationally.
All copyrights and music rights of the applied works must be duly regulated. The festival shall not bear any costs associated with royalties or the costs of screening. The regulated copyrights and music rights are confirmed with the applicant’s acceptance of the Terms and conditions on the application form.

The festival has the right to reject any material that does not align with the character and objectives of its program.
All submitted films, entry forms and promotional material become the property of the festival and are kept in the festival’s archive.
The ITFFA reserves the right to screen all the films submitted, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the film in public either in whole or in part or to use the entry in part on a “Festival Reel” or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.

The Jury is composed pf professionals and experts from the fields of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing & Communications.
The films to be awarded will be selected by an International Jury on the basis of the Following criteria:
Impact – what you feel when you first view the Entry. Does the video evoke an emotion from the viewer?
Artistic Quality/Creativity – how the Entrant was able to convey the idea, message or thought in an original and imaginative way through their lens, narrative, performance…..
Subject matter – Was the subject matter addressed in the narrative, performance and music…..

Each criteria is evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10 points.
The jury may select additional entries for special recognition. Decisions of the jury and the festival Organization are final and not subject to any legal appeal.
The jury will decide to attribute awards to the best films of the competitions.
1st and 2nd Prize can be awarded in each category.
The jury can select awards for the Production and Arts.
The Pinnacle Prize, (Best Film of The Festival) is selected among the 1st Prize Winners.
Duplicate trophies and Certificates can of be ordered and purchased any time.
Winners who cannot attend the festival and wish to receive their trophy after the festival, must inform the organisation for the processing costs and pay the respective shipping costs.

The Director of the Festival reserves the right to determine the Festival’s program and make changes if necessary.
The Organizing Committee decides and is responsible for the film screening schedule (day and hour) during the Festival.
The festival reserves the right to reclassify festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate.
The festival declines any responsibility for festival entries that are classified in the wrong category or enter the festival registrations after the deadline stipulted for this purpose.
The festival’s liability is limited to circumstances of willful or negligent conduct that apply only in the event of loss or damage of a submitted work.
The festival organization accepts no responsibility for the cancellation of the festival due to force majeure and circumstances beyond its control.

The Festival reserves the right to display the works submitted in a ‘Show’ or equivalent event and to disseminate them in any medium deemed appropriate by the Festival. This also applies to photographs/images provided to the Festival. Participants transfer all rights applicable to the Festival. Participants transfer all rights applicable to the Festival to the above initiatives when the film is submitted. The Festival reserves the right to use all sound and image recordings made during the Festival.

By submitting a film to the Festival, the participant accepts the regulations of the competition and all its rules, and the participant shall be entirely responsible for any damages, whether due to his or her own rights or by third parties, caused by the use of his or her registration or by false information provided. The personal data provided will not be disclosed or assigned to third parties.

All films must comply with international publication criteria.
30 second portions of each film participating may be used by the festival committee for promotional purposes.
The festival committee will inform the winners in writing via e-mail. No information will be provided for the other participants.
The festival committee can show all participant films at all events of the festival and official festival webpage without prior notice.
Representatives of award-winning films are requested to attend the award ceremony.
Submission of the entry form to the ITFFA implies unconditional acceptance of the present regulations.
The festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the festival.
The festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.
The festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.
By entering, a festival entry, the entrant, accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the festival or from false information by the entrant.

Overall Rating
  • An exceptional festival with a great Staff. It was an honor to participate and receive the award for International Short. It is certainly among the best events on cinema. It was very nice to bring the Italian heart in your Country. Caroline is really a great person. An important and significant cultural bridge has been created

    May 2023
  • Gabriel Malvar

    Three of our films featured prominently in ITFFA 2022. Although I wasn't able to attend due to visa issues, I was very much kept informed and up to date, and was able to attend virtually. The handcrafted trophies were very unique and beautiful. Will definitely submit my work in future festivals. Very well organized festival

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    Good day Gabriel, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are open for entries till 15 January 2023. We look forward to your submissions and hope to see you in Cape Town in May 2023. Take care


    One of the best festival
    I was so glad my film was able to win a prize.

    October 2021
  • Marcos Altuve

    It was an honor that our film "The eyes of the land" was the Winner. Thank you! It's a great film festival

    I would repeat with pleasure. I hope to attend next year.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Marcos
    Thank you for your kind words. We trust that our festival grows from strength to strength with the quality films like yours that are submitted. We look forward to more entries from you. We will let you know soonest when entries open. Best wishes from Caroline, James and the ITFFA Team

  • What an amazing event you guys have put on! Big shout out to Caroline for all her incredible work in organizing this annual festival!

    June 2021