African Women Arts & Film Festival (AWAFFEST) is a platform to appreciate arts and stories of African women; to celebrate female film practitioners; and to empower aspiring artists. AWAFFEST is held in March to celebrate the International Women’s Month.
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Short
Best Supporting Actress
Best Performing Artist
Best Makeup Artist
Best Fashion Designer
Best Script Writer
Best Emerging Filmmaker
Film submission should be made by a woman.
Film should be either Directed, Produced, Written, Edited, or Shot by a Woman.
Film can be made by non-African women but the story should be about African Women.
Artwork, fashion designs, poetry, and any form of art should be originated or made by a Woman. Videos, photos, and descriptions or synopsis of these arts may be uploaded as submission.
All entries must be received by the deadline.
All photos and trailers provided by "submitter" may be used for any festival promotions.
All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all music in their films.
If we are notified about any copyright infringement about your work, we will automatically disqualify your film and remove it from our platform.
Only selected films can participate in online screening on ROOTFLIX. You may opt out from screening your film virtually when you receive official selection letter.
Jury Award winners will be selected by a panel of active film industry professionals. All films go through a screening process and are reviewed by at least two members of the selection committee.
Winners agree to participate in the publicity for the Festival as well as other promotional events, including the website.