Since 2015 now, the Goree Cinema Festival offers free cultural events, film screenings , concerts and exhibitions as part of its activities.
Our editorial line has always been dedicated to promote audiovisual artistry within African communities and its diaspora.

A few months ago, we were writing that in "times of social distance and the barrier gesture to protect one's neighbor, expression becomes an invaluable act to preserve our humanities.". Consequently, this year we have chosen to design an online program, in order to continue to awaken curiosities to the cinema of Africa and its Diasporas.

Named "Seetaan", this African online cinema will strive to offer our audience an experience inspired by the same passion as our outdoor screenings on the memory island. We will therefore maintain the intimacy of our event by limiting access to each online screening to 500 viewers.

Thus the Gorée Cinéma Festival is launching a call for short and feature films. At the end of this selection process, about fifteen films will be selected and will form the basis of this edition which is scheduled to be launched in December 2020.

Applications can be submitted until November 1st. Now extended to November 15th

Films submitted must be the work of a filmmaker from Africa or the African Diaspora or address themes related to those communities and territories.

(These rules are applicable to all authors who wish to propose their cinematographic work for Season 5 of the Gorée Cinéma Festival.)

- The work submitted must address in some ways (narrative, choice of subject or characters) questions related to the African continent, its communities or its Diaspora.

- In case of selection, the author accepts that his work or elements of his work are used to promote the festival.

- The author agrees to provide the broadcast versions of the work. In case of selection, a quality digital copy will have to be provided.

- The author confirms to hold all the rights constituting the works submitted

- The selected authors accept that their works will be exhibited as part of the Gorée Cinéma Festival.

- For the selected works, the authors undertake to provide in a timely manner, the necessary elements to the organizers for the preparation of the event (bio, photos, etc.)

- The festival undertakes to broadcast selected works only within the exclusive framework of its festival. As this is a streaming program, the Festival undertakes to limit access to its viewing platform to pre-registered participants only and within a limit of 500 spectators per screening.

- In case of selection, the festival undertakes to provide the author with the communication elements relating to the dissemination of the work within the framework of the event.

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  • Proud to be a part of your awesome festival .. thanks for all your efforts in following up

    November 2019