Rapport Festival is an International African Diaspora arts festival that is here to redefine the artistic and cultural landscape of the UK.

By placing the spotlight on work created by African Diaspora practitioners and artists from multiple genres and art disciplines, the festival will offer a unique platform that celebrates and elevates African Diaspora artistic expression from across the international diaspora.

The Rapport Festival is multidisciplinary. We embrace African Diaspora visual artists, musicians, dancers, DJs, spoken word & live performance artists, filmmakers, theatre makers, innovative creatives, agitators and all round movers & shakers.

We’re looking for films that touch upon the hybrid nature of the black African Diaspora experience throughout the world. Particularly interested in submissions from filmmakers from: UK, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Canada, Asia and the Middle East.

All selected films win Rapport Festival Official Selection laurels.

You must have the legal right to submit the work and any supporting materials and by submission you give us permission to screen the work at a Rapport Film Festival event and utilise supporting material in our programme, website, social media and promotional materials.

Rapport Film Festival is presented by Rapport Festival.

Rapport Film Festival is an event based at the Whirled Cinema.

Programming decisions are made at the discretion of the Rapport programming team.

No film selected may be withdrawn from the Rapport Film Festival programme after its publication.

Rapport Festival charges nominal fees for submission but does not pay fees to screen work.

All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation.

No cuts or changes to any submission will be made by Rapport Festival management for any reason.

Please note it is not possible for us to return any DVDs/submission materials sent to us through open submissions.

Submission of a film represents agreement with the regulations set forth here.

The Rapport Film Festival Director reserves the right to settle any case not covered by these regulations.

Due to the number of submissions we receive, it is Rapport Festival’s policy not to offer comments or reasons for films not selected for the programme.