In 2017, for the first time in Africa, Lagos the entertainment capital of Africa, home to the world second largest film industry (Nollywood) hosted the newest smartphone film festival on the continent - African Smartphone International Film Festival (ASIFF) a platform to showcase new talents using simple tools and readily available, that’s often overlook; The smartphone.

ASIFF provides new emerging film makers an international platform to showcase ideas, talents and creativity irrespective of the budget.

Encouraging professionals, amateurs and aspiring film makers to share their stories shot on a smartphones, tablets, and webcams to be screen on the big screen.

The festival includes: Film screenings,Photos reviews, Workshops, Special presentations,
Pitch panels, Networking, Mentorship, Red carpets events, Gala awards Ceremony.

We are one of the most valuable film festival for independent and new emerging filmmakers, we help you with all you need to promote yourself as filmmaker and your film.

- All officially selected films receives a customised certificate of participation,
- Film listed on popular blogs.
- A Written review of your film
- Live recording of your film Q & A session & Audience reaction.
- Official selection Laurel
- World Wide distribution deal

Best Nigerian film
Best International film
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Short Film
Best Original soundtrack
Best production Design
Best Cinematography
Best Male Leading Role
Best Female Leading Role
Best First Time Director
Best First Time Producer
Next Rated Young Male Filmmaker
Next Rated Young Female Filmmaker
Grand Jury Prize
Audience Choice Award


DSLR, compact cameras or hybrid android cameras are not acceptable

Use of additional equipment professional or homemade is allowed, include (but not limited to external microphones, wide angles lens, light etc.

Any software can be used to edit the video and audio as well as colour correction or special effects is allowed.

All foreign submissions containing spoken language(s) other than English must be subtitled in English.

Copyright materials is not acceptable unless there is a written permission to do so (ASIFF) is not liable for any copyright material unlawfully used.

The film must be an original production. It may not infringe on the copyright, trademark or other rights of any organisation.

Applicant grants ASIFF a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use, publish, reproduce, screen, modify, broadcast and distribute the Film as well as the unrestricted use of the Film for any purpose, without compensation to the Applicant.​ This includes not just the ASIFF screening party but any other promotional and/or editorial and/or to be determined use.

Film submissions should include two or more behind-the-scene photos and/or videos. Applicant grants ASIFF perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to use, publish, reproduce, screen, modify, broadcast and distribute these behind-the-scenes materials, as well as the names of the Film, its filmmakers and cast and crew, and any descriptions of the Film for any purpose, without compensation to the Applicant.

NOTE: Title of Film, Name of Director, Duration, Country of Production, Name of Smartphone/Tablet must be printed clearly and consistently on all submitted materials (i.e. Submission Form & Raw Footage Proof).

Overall Rating
  • Joseph Ochieng

    I'm really honored to be part of the ASIFF. The organizers of this festival are very professional and humble. My smartphone film TAP was screened at this festival and although I did not make it to attend in person, I was updated on every process of the festival. Looking forward to participating in the future editions as well. From Kenya with love, Joseph Ochieng. Assante sana (Thanks loads).

    December 2018
  • Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

    So Honored to have been part of the African Smartphone International Film Festival (ASIFF2018) in Abuja Nigeria.

    A couple of my early films made it:
    Warming Up To Play
    Just Training It

    Maybe we will go next year.

    December 2018
  • Many thanks to the attention and reception to our short film: Passenger. Me and the team at SUMMER Movies were happy and flattered with the invitation and we thank you very much!
    Long live the Cinema!

    December 2018
  • Thanks a lot for choosing and apreciating my project I hope it was well received and that we get together for festivals more often.

    December 2018
  • We, Michelle and I, are so happy for this opportunity to participate in a wonderful film festival such as African Smartphone International Film Festival. It is so great to see new films, workshops and new talent all over the entire world. Keep doing cinema!

    December 2018