Welcome to the 5th edition of the Realtime International Film Festival (RTF)

Our Festival Catalogue Theme for 2020 is "ACE" while the Festival Program theme is "EQUITY"

Our vision is “to build a truly International, all - inclusive and remotely accessible Film Festival”.
Our corporate VISION is “to become the most acclaimed technology – driven, remotely accessible Festival in Africa with a keen interest in Cultural & Creative Arts".

Our MISSION is to champion an Artistic baseline where equity and openness is enhanced among Creative Artists, Filmmakers & Film Enthusiasts; in other words, a platform "Where everyone feels equal"

'Our LANGUAGE is "ART", our MEDIUM is "TECHNOLOGY" and we celebrate the "HUMAN TALENTS" responsible for churning out "ARTISTIC FILMS"

The Festival accepts entries from filmmakers across the world without discrimination. We also offer waivers for submission fees to filmmakers from countries like Iran, Pakistan and others who can't pay for submissions due to limitations caused by sanctions imposed on their countries.

We celebrate the FILMS (especially Artistic Films) and their MAKERS. We also celebrate and expose current TECHNOLOGIES that affect the art of film making. That's our focus hence, we do not seek to be the most glamorous Festival, but rather, the most all-inclusive, most Innovative, and most Eco-friendly and "Technology attentive" Festival in Africa that attracts the world!

For more details, visit our website: http://www.realtimefilmfestival.com

IMPORTANT NOTE (Before you submit)

1. As a festival, we are obliged to screen selected films, but we DO NOT screen any movie outside the submission window for a given edition (year) hence, films submitted in 2019 can and shall not be shown at our festival or any related event, afterwards.

2. We often use clips, stills and photographs from submitted movies for Festival-related "visuals" including posters, banners and electronic displays - all geared towards promoting and publicizing the festival. We also use extracted sequences with a maximum duration of 20 seconds - from submitted films; for the purpose of promotions and publicity as well.

RTF 2020 FESTIVAL REWARDS:

Please read carefully.

Presentation of Awards is based on Submissions in the relevant categories. Awards will NOT be presented in any Category where submissions are not made appropriately before the last deadline.
Films submitted to the NON - COMPETITIVE categories are also not eligible for Awards. These submissions are mostly by established filmmakers who wish to exhibit their films, but are not interested in winning Awards hence, submission in these categories is Awards will be presented to all completed REALTIME CHALLENGE MOVIES. The Realtime Challenge films are expected to be a minimum of Five minutes long and must have a great story, beautiful Cinematography, Lighting and Sound.
A selection of the best REALTIME FILM CHALLENGE MOVIES will be showcased during the closing Ceremony.

(AWARD CATEGORIES)

NON COMPETITIVE & FREE TO SUBMIT
1. SHORT FILM / MUSIC FILM SHOWCASE (Non - Competitive & FREE to submit)
2. FEATURE FILM / DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE (Non - Competitive & FREE to submit)

COMPETITIVE & FREE TO SUBMIT
1. FILMS MADE BY A CHILD DIRECTOR AGED 7 - 15 (COMPETITIVE & FREE to submit)
2. BEST FILM MADE "FOR KIDS" - By Any Filmmaker (COMPETITIVE & Free to submit)
3. BEST AFRICAN ANIMATION (COMPETITIVE & FREE to submit)
4. BEST 360 Degree Video (COMPETITIVE & FREE to submit)
5. BEST ADVERT / COMMERCIAL (COMPETITIVE & FREE to submit)
6. BEST MOVIE BY AN AFRICAN FEMALE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER (COMPETITIVE & FREE to submit)

THE BIG SEVEN
1. BEST FESTIVAL THEMED FILM (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)
2. BEST DIRECTOR (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)
3. BEST SCREENPLAY (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)
4. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)
5. BEST EDITOR (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)
6. BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)
7. BEST SOUND DESIGNER (COMPETITIVE - THE BIG SEVEN)

GENERIC AWARD CATEGORIES
(COMPETITIVE WITH SUBMISSION FEES APPLICABLE)
1. BEST DOCUMENTARY - Worldwide (COMPETITIVE)
2. BEST MOVIE BY A FOREIGN FEMALE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER (Non - African) (COMPETITIVE)
3. BEST UNCOMPLETED MOVIE - WORK IN PROGRESS - Movies still in the making (COMPETITIVE)
4. BEST NOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM - New Filmmakers (COMPETITIVE)
5. BEST NOLLYWOOD SHORT FILM - Established Film makers (COMPETITIVE)
6. BEST NOLLYWOOD (NIGERIAN) FEATURE FILM (COMPETITIVE)
7. BEST AFRICAN SHORT FILM - For other African Countries except Nigeria (COMPETITIVE)
8. BEST FOREIGN SHORT FILM - Outside Africa (COMPETITIVE)
9. BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM - Outside Africa (COMPETITIVE)
10. BEST MOVIE FROM FRANCOPHONE AFRICA (COMPETITIVE)
11. BEST AFRICAN FEATURE FILM - All other African Countries except Nigeria (COMPETITIVE)
12. BEST MUSIC FILM - Music Videos with great story lines (COMPETITIVE)
13. BEST LEAD ACTOR (COMPETITIVE)
14. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMPETITIVE)
15. BEST LEAD ACTRESS (COMPETITIVE)
16. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (COMPETITIVE)
17. BEST CHILD ACTOR (COMPETITIVE)
18. BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS / PROSTHETIC MAKE UP (COMPETITIVE)
19. BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (COMPETITIVE)
20. BEST INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION (COMPETITIVE)
21. BEST VISUAL EFFECTS (vfx) (COMPETITIVE)
22. BEST POETRY (COMPETITIVE)
23. BEST SPOKEN WORD (COMPETITIVE)
24. BEST STUDENT FILM - Worldwide (COMPETITIVE)
25. BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY (COMPETITIVE)
26. BEST CELL PHONE / TAB MOVIE (COMPETITIVE)
27. BEST INSPIRATIONAL / CHRISTIAN FILM (COMPETITIVE)
28. BEST INSPIRATIONAL / MUSLIM FILM (COMPETITIVE)
29. BEST 3D MOVIE (COMPETITIVE)

THE HOURGLASS AWARD
30. BEST REALTIME MOVIE (To be shot & completed on the final day of the Festival)

CERTIFICATES FOR TEAMS AT THE REAL TIME FILM CHALLENGE:
1. Best TEAM (Innovation)
2. Best TEAM (Production ethics)
3. BEST TEAM (Deadline Record Time)
4. Best Behind the scenes edit.
6. Best Production stills
7. Best Movie Title
8. Best lead Actor in a Real-time challenge film
9. Best supporting Actor in a Real-time challenge film
10. Best lead Actress in a Real-time challenge film
11. Best supporting Actress in a Real-time challenge film

INDUSTRY SPECIALTY AWARDS (PLAQUES)
1. AWARD FOR BEST STUNTS PERSON (Winner & First Runner-up )
2. AWARD FOR BEST REAL-TIME FILM PROJECT (First and Second Runners-up )
3. AWARD FOR BEST PROSTHETIC MAKE-UP SPECIALIST (First Runner-up )

HONORARY AWARDS (CERTIFICATES)
1. Best Trailer
2. Best P & A and Merchandising
3. Best Technology - Production
4. Best Technology - Post Production
5. Fantastic Brand Support

CLOSING DAY STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE (CERTIFICATES):
1. (Best Primary School performance)
2. (Best Secondary School performance)
3. (Best University/ Polytechnic / College of Education performance)

Total: 72 Rewards
45 Awards
3 Plaques
18 Certificates / Medals

By submitting to this festival, the submitter acknowledges that their film poster(s), still picture(s), director / producer's picture(s) and excerpts from the movie and its trailer(s) and teaser(s) can be used by the festival organizers to promote the submitted entries and the festival's interest.
Submitted Project files are also archived for Library purposes except a filmmaker requests otherwise; in which case the file is deleted right after it is screened during the festival.

All payments made for IN-COMPETITION submissions are non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RTF DOES NOT PAY FILMMAKERS FOR SCREENING THEIR MOVIES. Submitting to the Festival means that the filmmaker has read through the Rules and Terms, and agrees to them.

For emails relating to submissions, e-mails should be sent to: rtfcurator@gmail.com
Official correspondence should be sent to realtimeproducer@gmail.com

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Olivier Morel

    Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the festival, but I can attest of the outstanding professionalism of the team!

    July 2019
  • Kiki Omeili

    Kudos to the organisers of the Real Time international Film Festival for a great festival/networking event.
    It gets better every year.

    July 2019
  • The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

    We are very thankful that Realtime International Film Festival screened and awarded our film “Where Is My Home”. We truly appreciate the recognition.
    RTF Team was really nice, for replying each mail friendly and quickly. With the timely and detailed notice for each step, everything went very well. It was a pleasure to share our film with RTF! We will bring more of our projects in the future. Thanks again!

    July 2019
  • Kwame Lestrade

    I had really hoped to attend the festival, but was working on another project at the time. The buzz on social media - the video clips, photos and posts all made me wish I was there. To top it all off, my film 'BAiL' won 'Best Foreign Short Film'! Had the pleasure of meeting the Stanlee in London shortly afterwards - who delivered the award. This festival is everything I'd hoped it would be - warm, friendly, fun and real.

    July 2019
  • Seun Dania

    It was a nice festival, wold attend again.

    July 2019