Welcome to the 6th edition of the Realtime International Film Festival (RTF)
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".
In response to the global pandemic, we had an innovative ONLINE film Festival from April 7th to 14th, 2020. This was done in line with our emphasis on remote-accessibility and the use of technology to break barriers. The scheme was "HUMANITY C.A.N"
Awards were presented to outstanding films screened at the #RTF2020 remote access edition in an innovative online Awards Ceremony done via ZOOM. We believe we have redefined the festival landscape for good.
The 2021 Edition will be a Hybrid of both live and virtual, and will still feature the real-time filmmaking challenge!
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, and also of experiencing films that have been made. 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 a given year 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 2021 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 Film making 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.
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 Filmmakers (COMPETITIVE)
6. BEST NOLLYWOOD (NIGERIAN) FEATURE FILM (COMPETITIVE)
7. BEST AFRICAN SHORT FILM - For other African Countries except for 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 storylines (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 REAL-TIME 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official correspondence should be sent to email@example.com