The Quibdó Africa Film Festival invites you to explore this symbolic meeting place between Africa and its diaspora through films, workshops, talks and artistic exhibitions in an adventure into the unknown in an oscillating journey between the past, the present and the future towards a place that is both memory and representation; a place that invites us to see what we have been and what we have become.

This Festival is the moment for us to turn our daily life into a narrative. The African diaspora needs its own narrative, a new narrative of who we are and what we are. We are narrative beings. Our past, present and future lives are narratives. In the same way that we are oppressed by the narratives, in the same way we are liberated by the narratives. This festival is the moment for us to turn our daily life into a narrative.

THE BAOBAB AWARD, A SYMBOL OF LONGEVITY.
The Baobab is a mythical tree steeped in history, a symbol of peace, non-violence, and longevity. It is certainly the most famous tree in Africa and also the most easily recognizable. If you cross a baobab, you will not be able to ignore it! We meet, we listen to the griot in the shade of the baobab. Many legends are built around the baobab. The baobab can live for up to 1000 years and sometimes beyond.

The Baobab will be awarded by a professional jury for the Best Feature Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Director.

International Competition Award :
The Best Feature Film Award:
The Best Director Award:
The Best Short Film Award:
The Best Documentary Award:

National Competition Award :
The QAFF Award for Best Short Film:
The Jury Prize for the Best Documentary:

FESTIVAL RULES
The candidate must carefully read all the rules
Attention! By submitting your film to the QAFF, you acknowledge that you have read and adhered to the following standards.
• QAFF accepts movies and videos made by an African or African descent Director (Filmmaker needn't live in Africa). Preferably, films should depict positive or realistic images.
• Movies can be of any genre - drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc. QAFF accepts features and shorts; narratives and documentaries.
• The festival is here to help the general public to discover the creations arising from Africa and his Diaspora. To support the African film industry by facilitating the broadcasting.
• All submissions must have Spanish subtitles; We can assist you with the translation and srt. file by proposing solutions adapted to your budget.
• QAFF will accept submissions of works in progress. However, your submission must be sufficiently complete to allow our programs to follow the storyline and be able to make a decision. We will only accept one work-in-progress version of your film, so please make sure to make it your best shot. (If you expect your final version to be 90 minutes, a 45 minutes rough cut is probably not acceptable.)

IF MY FILM IS ACCEPTED, WHAT PROJECTION FORMAT WILL QAFF ACCEPT?
• QAFF host theatre is all-digital. The only accepted projection formats for Feature Films are DCP, online link. For Short Films, you will be asked to submit an online link.
• If there are any updates for projection formats, you will receive them with your acceptance notification.
• We will not take DVDs. DVDs are strongly discouraged because they are unreliable for public presentation due to skipping, stopping, and other playback defects.
• QAFF will not accept watermarked films for public display.
• Promotional materials of your film must be send by mail.
• Copies of the selected films are kept in the QAFF archives as “memory-copies” for our records.
• QAFF is a non-profit organization. We exist thanks to the donations received from all people. As a result, the QAFF can not host directors and other professionals that officially selected during their stay in Quibdó, but we can help those who desire to come and find a solution.
• The films are under the responsibility of QAFF as soon as they are received. QAFF covers the insurance fees. QAFF responsibility ended when the copies returned. In case of loss or deterioration during the festival, QAFF is only responsible for the value of the film copy.
• In case of a dispute, if no agreement has founded, only the Quibdó jurisdictional court is deemed competent to settle the dispute.

Overall Rating
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  • Sophie Haikali

    The festival was online in Colombia only but filmmakers got VIP access to the festival screenings and it enabled us to view work of others& connect.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We learned a lot from the production of an online festival, we learned from the audience of social networks and how the current world situation has changed us a lot personally, professionally, in the daily, I think that now we give each moment a special value , I think that now we recognize the value of the meeting and the hug and I think that in all this transformation the cinema has accompanied us a lot. I think that now we highly value the courage that each person who sets out to make a film has, because those films that are accompanying us have become part of our history. Thank you

  • Badewa Ajibade

    Thanks to Quibó Africa Film Festival and to Wilfrid for premiering my film, Jumper and for promoting the film, African filmmakers and African content in general. Well-done to the team for putting together a virtual festival and I hope we get to have a physical edition some time soon.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We learned a lot from the production of an online festival, we learned from the audience of social networks and how the current world situation has changed us a lot personally, professionally, in the daily, I think that now we give each moment a special value , I think that now we recognize the value of the meeting and the hug and I think that in all this transformation the cinema has accompanied us a lot. I think that now we highly value the courage that each person who sets out to make a film has, because those films that are accompanying us have become part of our history. Thank you

  • hello I hope you're going well here... I'm very moved for the very first time that my Table 23 production through thousands of kilometres to land at Quibdó Africa Festival through Mr. Willy Massamba. force to all the organization

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We learned a lot from the production of an online festival, we learned from the audience of social networks and how the current world situation has changed us a lot personally, professionally, in the daily, I think that now we give each moment a special value , I think that now we recognize the value of the meeting and the hug and I think that in all this transformation the cinema has accompanied us a lot. I think that now we highly value the courage that each person who sets out to make a film has, because those films that are accompanying us have become part of our history. Thank you

  • Such an amazing festival. So happy my short film Chaos was selected even with the covid restrictions, Wilfrid made the entire experience awesome.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We learned a lot from the production of an online festival, we learned from the audience of social networks and how the current world situation has changed us a lot personally, professionally, in the daily, I think that now we give each moment a special value , I think that now we recognize the value of the meeting and the hug and I think that in all this transformation the cinema has accompanied us a lot. I think that now we highly value the courage that each person who sets out to make a film has, because those films that are accompanying us have become part of our history. Thank you

  • Juan Vargas

    Amazing people, amazing festival. Feel really grateful!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We learned a lot from the production of an online festival, we learned from the audience of social networks and how the current world situation has changed us a lot personally, professionally, in the daily, I think that now we give each moment a special value , I think that now we recognize the value of the meeting and the hug and I think that in all this transformation the cinema has accompanied us a lot. I think that now we highly value the courage that each person who sets out to make a film has, because those films that are accompanying us have become part of our history. Thank you