Malabo International Music & Film Festival is the prime art and cultural festival in sab Saharan Africa dedicated to Music and films attracting exhibitors and visitors from within and outside the central African region, Rest of Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, USA and Asia. The theme for the 50 years independence anniversary Festival is “Securing a better Future for a new independent Africa, role of music and films Festivals”. Malabo International Music and Film Festival officially Welcomes you and promise riveting, award-winning cinema from around the world. Africa has really risen to the occasion this year, with a significant upsurge of quality Music and films. It is evident that most tourists in this era now approach tourism with different expectations. Rather than just going on a sightseeing tour and sitting on the beach all day (World Tourism Organization 1999, 118), they often search intense and energetic experiences like parties or concerts. (Adebaye 2012

Best Music Audio Equatorial Guinea
Best Music Audio Africa
Best Music Audio International
Best Music Video Equatorial Guinea
Best Music Video Africa
Best Music Video International
Best Musician Equatorial Guinea
Best Musician Africa
Best Musician International

Best Student film Equatorial Guinea
Best Student film Africa
Best Student film International
Best short film Equatorial Guinea
Best short film Africa
Best short film International
Best Documentary film Equatorial Guinea
Best Documentary film Africa
Best Documentary film International
Best Animation film Equatorial Guinea
Best Animation film Africa
Best Animation film International
Best Feature film Equatorial Guinea
Best Feature film Africa
Best Feature film International
Best Comedy film Equatorial Guinea
Best Comedy film Africa
Best Comedy film International
Best Tv Series film Equatorial Guinea
Best TV Series film Africa
Best TV series film International
Best Male Actor Equatorial Guinea
Best Male Actor in Africa
Best Male Actor International
Best Female Actress Equatorial Guinea
Best Female Actress Africa
Best Female Actress International
Best Film Director Equatorial Guinea
Best Film Director Africa
Best Film Director International

Entries into Best EG Student Film AND Best Young Filmmaker (U19) categories should not exceed a time limit of 10 minutes including ALL titles and credits. Entries into Best in Cork, Drama, Documentary, Comedy, Animation & Art House categories should not exceed 18 minutes in duration including ALL titles and credits.
Only films completed on or after 1st January 2018 are eligible for entry into the 2020 Festival competitions.
If the film is not in English, then it must have hard coded English subtitles.
Malabo festival reserve the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by the Festival to be inappropriate. Should you wish to question Malabo Festival about their decision, you can contact us by email on
All submissions are screened and evaluated by the MIMFF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential. Due to the amount of films we receive only the top scoring films will go through into the competition. These films will be screened in our Distributed Cinemas and in our main venues. PLEASE NOTE: No fees will be paid to screen these films. Submitters will be advised via email and the list will also be announced on our website and on our Facebook page in the second week of November. The short list in each category, to be announced late on Saturday , will be chosen by the Category Judges and will be posted on our website, on our Facebook page and in the Box Office window. The shortlisted films will be shown on Sunday () morning in the Parish Hall & The Church of Ireland Hall. The winning films in each category will then be chosen from this short list and announced at our prize giving ceremony on the evening of Sunday 24th May 2020.
In the event of a film being withdrawn, MIMFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.
MIMFF will determine the date and time when submissions will be screened. FFF cannot be held accountable for changes to the schedule after the festival line-up is announced.
Participation in MIMFF grants us the authorisation to show the entered film on our MIMFF secure Intranet network. Viewing is only possible within the village of Schull itself.
A fee is required upon submission. For payment structures, see elsewhere on FilmFreeway site. Please ensure your film is ready to send to us at the time of entry.
One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee.
Exclusively the participant shall pay all fees in relation to the uploading or transportation of submissions from their place of origin to the address of MIMFF. The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials i.e. DVDs, posters, photos, etc.
If music or additional film material used in your film is not original, then permission from source must be obtained. The responsibility for this rests entirely with the filmmaker. Failure to obtain clearance could result in your film being withdrawn from the Festival. In this event, MIMFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.
he submission of a film to MIMFF will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the festival rules
Entrants should UPLOAD their film to FilmFreeway on the day that the entry form is completed. Please include your press kit including still photos. Please write a 10-15 word (ONLY) synopsis for use in our festival programme – should your film be selected. Please fill in all the credit information, especially for the areas in which we award prizes. WE WOULD LIKE TO ENSURE THAT THE JUDGES VIEW YOUR FILM IN THE HIGHEST QUALITY POSSIBLE SO WILL ONLY ACCEPT FINAL CUTS. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR FILM IS READY AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. .
MIMFF will contact you ( if there are any problems with your film. Once downloaded by us, your film will be loaded onto our festival server.
Please do not send DVD’s or copies of your film direct to us unless requested to do so. At time of submission we will only accept your entry if your film is upload to FilmFreeway.
Please note that if your film is selected and screened, filmmakers attend at their own discretion. Malabao international Music & film festival Festival is not liable to pay for nor make any financial contribution towards travel or accommodation expenses if a filmmaker decides to attend. In addition, due to the number of screenings, directors are not required to introduce their films or participate in Q&A’s, unless specifically requested to do so.

Overall Rating
  • Odette Laramee

    One of the joys of having 'SHE' screened at the 'malabo international music & film festival' has been to research the work of the organization which hosted this festival in Equatorial Guinea. An invitation to support local artists through an event which encourages local and international visitors to enjoy the arts. What I would have done to join you :) Thank you for this film premiere in Africa. Sincerely, Odette Laramee

    January 2021
  • George Leontakianakos

    An amazing festival! All professional! Perfect communication! I recommend it 100% !!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 2020
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    Hi, thanks for accepting my film, have a nice day

    May 2020
  • Kenisha Mars

    Was a pleasure for my film to be included in the festival, thank you so much

    April 2020
  • Good in connecting. hope to attend the festival next year,
    Keep up the good work,

    April 2020