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:
Red carpets events,
Gala awards Ceremony.
Best Nigerian film
Best International film
Best Original soundtrack
Best production Design
Best Male Leading Role
Best Female Leading Role
Best Smartphone Journalism
Grand Jury Prize
**ATTENTION ALL FILMMAKERS**
PLEASE READ SUBMISSION GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING. ONLY FILMS SHOT ON SMARTPHONES/TABLETS OR WEBCAMS WILL BE REVIEWED.
DSLR, compact cameras or hybrid android cameras are not acceptable
Films must not be longer than 15 minutes (including titles or credit sequence )
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).