The Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) is sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The AWDFF has as its objective the promotion of knowledge and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context.
In promotion of the Pan African context, public viewings of submissions accepted by AWDFF shall also occur in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Awards & Prizes

Though the AWDFF is non-competitive, prizes of $1,000 and $500 shall be awarded to two documentaries judged by the AWDFF committee as furthering understanding and contributing significantly to knowledge of the African World.

Rules & Terms

The Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) is sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The AWDFF has as its objective the promotion of knowledge and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context.

In promotion of the Pan African context, public viewings of submissions accepted by AWDFF shall also occur in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Though AWDFF conducts its festival in specific months, the organization always seeks new avenues and opportunities to display,, exhibit and view the work of filmmakers selected by AWDFF.

Documentaries submitted to the 2015 AWDFF should not be copyrighted or produced prior to 2012.

An AWFDF prize of $1000 shall be awarded to the full length documentary judged by the AWDFF committee as furthering understanding and contributing significantly to knowledge of the African World. $500 shall be awarded to the selected short length.

All films in a language other than English must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

No cuts or changes in any film will be made by the festival committee for any reason.

Excerpts from films will only be shown on television for promotional purposes if permission is obtained from the producer.

The AWDFF is open to the public.
Note that DVD submissions for AWDFF are not returned or mailed back. All submissions are archived and listed in the AWDFF library at the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri; at the University of West Indies in Barbados, the University of West Indies in Mona, Jamaica; the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon; University of Western Cape in South Africa. They are classified as "Research Material" for scholars and students conducting academic research, and shall only be previewed publicly with the consent of the filmmaker or filmmakers designated representative.

The AWDFF shall not offer comments or reasons for films not selected for the festival.

There is a non-refundable fee, to be sent in the form of a Money Order or Cashiers Check, payable to AWDFF, UM-St. Louis, or by credit card online.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2015 FESTIVAL
If you wish to have your film considered for the Africa World Documentary Film Festival, please send us 2 copies of the film on DVD, and additional information on the film, including a synopsis and/or press kit, as soon as possible.

Please mark your package "Attn: Africa World Documentary Film Festival"
University of Missouri. SSB 366. Saint Louis, Missouri. 63121. USA.
Should your film make the FINAL selection, be prepared to submit 4 Clean copies for distribution to other AWDFF preview locations in the West Indies, Africa and Europe where your film will likely be previewed also.
Viewing material should be insured by the sender and sent via airmail or courier (at the sender's expense).
For additional information, please call Ephrem Andemariam at 314-516-6977.

In making this submission you certify and attest that you are the filmmaker, and or valid representation and agent for the documentary film.

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    David Fabrega

    Very nice festival but few audience in the Philadelphia venue. But the organisation people were very welcome and friendly.

    September 2016