The Udada International Women’s Film festival is the first new media festival in Africa to feature the works of women in different new media genres: XR/VR, animation, new media films, podcasting, new media platforms, and gaming. We are looking to give our audience a world-class new media experience with our festival and expose people to what the new media industry in Africa has to offer through experiences and discussions during the 3-day festival.

The aim of the new media festival is to position African women, their diverse and complex stories, and their contributions to filmmaking globally. Our festival intends to discover and support new media talents. and also promote cross-industry collaborations so that we are able to earn from our craft.

NB// We prioritize works made by women or about women however men are open to submit their works as well.
We are keen on celebrating stories, technology, and platforms.

Festival Awards.
All Nominees are in competition for *CASH* in Awards.
Grand Prize
Meeting with Distributors (Priceless)
Research and Development
Casting and Production Services
Post Production
Distribution Offer
Membership for one year


All types of media are accepted regardless of when they were completed.
You must own the rights to submit your content.

Please note, accepted projects cannot be publicly exhibited at any time within a one-month period of the festival start date.
If this occurs, Udada International New Media Festival has the right to refuse the exhibition or remove the title from the competition and all perks given to nominees

By submitting, the entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Udada International New Media Film Festival and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, venues, partners, sponsors, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs, and expenses (including, without limitations, attorneys' fees). You agree to be bound by these guidelines and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects, and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the awards or the rules. By submitting, the submitter constitutes that the entrants' information is true and correct and agrees to all competition rules and guidelines.

Submission/Entry Fee -
Each entry is considered for screening. All entries in competition and distribution MUST be either Produced and/or Directed by an African. You may submit a link for us to view your content online.
Once our notification date passes a title will no longer be able to withdraw from the festival.

Submission/Entry Process -
Up to 5 people review/screen your content based on our festival theme, story, production value, and aspects of New Media. If 3-4 of the screeners approve of your content based on our criteria: festival theme, story, production value, a snippet of new media, you are accepted into the festival.

Judging Process -
If your content gets accepted into the festival, the Udada International New Media Festival team will choose the top 5 in each category. Those top 5 chosen in each category go before our judges to choose the category winners and the Grand Prize, Winner. Please note, that each category has a Best Of Winner. The public will also be involved in voting for some specific new media categories. (More information will be shared in due course)

We communicate via email
Once accepted/selected for the festival you will need to send the deliverables requested in order to be programmed. We will contact you via FilmFreeway and one of our emails emails.

We are proud to ensure that your content will be seen, exhibited, and possibly monetized.

We do not give refunds for submissions.

Thanks for submitting.

By submitting your work to Udada International New Media Film Festival, you are agreeing to this statement. In submitting this work, I am claiming that it is my own and that I hold all necessary copyright or have the permission of the appropriate owners of the copyright to incorporate portions of their work. Yes, I am the creator and author of the work submitted. In the event that my entry contains the work of other individuals or organizations (including any copyrighted photographs, musical compositions, etc.), I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and/or licenses. Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the visual elements in this entry. Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the audio in this entry. Works submitted for jury selection will not be returned after the close of the festival. No media/film accepted for programming can be pulled from the festival by a submitter or associates. Udada International New Media Festival does not check to make sure that you have cleared these materials at any point during the application process, nor will we be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. Quite often, rights holders offer reduced rates for festival films, so you should contact them directly to avoid any possible rights infringements. If you do not meet our deadline it is possible we will not be able to screen your content. Deliverables are the responsibility of the person submitting. The submission fee is non-refundable.

Between 2-40 minutes

No requirement for a completion-by date.

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world as long as they are by an African.

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution