Our City Film Project is a film collective showcasing the work of filmmakers from different cities to a global audience. It is a community celebrating storytelling and passion. 
The project aims to promote filmmaking and redefine production practices. As filmmakers, the stories we tell are influenced by our background, experience, and perception but shaped by our community - Our City. 


The 2019 theme will focus on the emerging filmmakers on the content and celebrate the unique vision, culture and aesthetic of storytelling in Africa.
We have tailored the project to find the best short films this year's theme has to offer as we create a platform to share the project's vision with a local and international audience at our live festivals.

Our City Film Project will focus on a chosen theme for a year which determines the accepted entries.
All filmmakers are eligible to be part of the project as long their entries meet the criteria in accordance with the rules and regulations.

All selected films will be screened at the 2019 film festival scheduled to take place on the 16th - 17th November 2019 simultaneously in 7 Cities;

Cape Town, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria
Accra, Ghana
Nairobi, Kenya
Windhoek, Namibia

Our City. Our Africa. Our Identity.

Best Short Film - Fiction
Best Short Film - Documentary
Best Short Film - Animation
Best Short Film - Artistic
Audience Award (Each Host City)
Outstanding Achievement for a Student Production
Jury Recommendation - Honorable Mention



1. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2019

2. All entries must adhere to the year's project theme. The Project theme for 2019- AFRICAN SHORT FILMS.

3. Location: The Film was shot on the African continent.

4. Nationality: The Filmmaker/(s) is a National/ (are Nationals) of an African Country. Foreign nationals can also submit entries if they meet the requirement (3) stated above.

5. Diaspora Productions: Films shot outside the continent will be considered provided that the narrative deals with African Identity.

6. All local dialect films must have English Subtitles.

7. Films must be submitted via private online screener. Entries via YouTube or publicly available online will not be considered. Films that have been broadcasted on public platforms (Television, streaming sites) will be disqualified.

8. Works-in-progress will be considered for selection provided they will be completed prior to the screening.

9. We do not accept Music Videos

10. You may submit more than one film.

Submissions that do not comply with this requirements are not eligible for consideration and will be disqualified.

Overall Rating
  • Sadly I couldn't attend the festival itself.

    But the communication was amazing, and the people have definitely stepped up their game in comparison with the first outing.

    December 2017
  • Tyler Byrnes

    I was not able to attend, but otherwise had a stellar experience with Our City. Communication with Stephanie Dadet was thorough, social media promotion was good, the curation was diverse and interesting, and overall I had a sense that everyone involved really cared about making a great festival. I wish them nothing but the best in years to come.

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Tyler. It was a pleasure screening your film at the festival.

  • Luiza de Andrade

    I really liked, it was a wonderful festival.

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Luiza.

  • Lisa Zielke

    Really a great festival! Highly professional organization, very friendly emailing and a great choice of movies - too bad I missed the live event on place. I'd have loved to be there!!

    November 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Lisa. We couldn't have done it without your support.

  • Kent Donguines

    It was great honor to be selected/in competition on this year's Our City Film Project with our film "IRIDESCENCE" for Best Artistic Film. Very quick in terms of communication. Thank you so much Our City Film Project! :)

    November 2017