African Smartphone International Film Festival (ASIFF) is the most prestigious smartphone festival in Africa, a platform that showcase new talents using simple tools, 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 officiall selected films receives a customised certificate of participation,
- Your film will be listed on popular blogs.
- Live recording of your film Q & A session with pictures.
- 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
  • Tao of Bobo -

    Bravo to you Michael Oshueku, Founder and Festival Artistic Director, and I would add visionary, along with Head of Programming Ester Odomese, Festival Manager Destiny Obichere, and the rest of your talented and photogenic team :), for creating and managing an extraordinary and excellent film festival and platform that encourages, supports, and inspires, filmmakers on a global scale.

    Festival like yours, celebrate the art, the artists, and the love of the art form; all of which can get lost in the larger more commercial festivals, that are too often focused on celebrities and business and little else.

    Festivals like this one, bring light, inspiration and enlightenment, into what often seems like an ever darkening and dangerous world. And you do so with style, panache, and verve! We were extremely honored and humbled to have our short film Threat Count - Tao of Bobo included and ultimately awarded Best Comedy Short, by your jewel of a festival! Much appreciated! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    August 2020
  • It was a great opportunity to meet with the industry professionals

    June 2020
  • Cheyi Okoaye

    I get so mad often I missed going to the festival. It's a lot more painful because I actually won an award here for my movie Red Room. It hurts so I am making a sequel to Red Room and this time I will be a part of the festivity.

    I am also grateful for the platform. I wish I could say more.

    DO submit your movie here people. I look forward to seeing you there in 2020.

    May 2020
  • It was a fantastic experience. Thank you for everything!

    April 2020
  • Ninni Korkalo

    Very well organized festival! I was very happy to be part of the festival program :)

    March 2020