Pan African Youths Film & Arts Festival is a live screening of films and display of Art in Lagos, Nigeria. This event is an amazing opportunity to promote African filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and African centered storylines to the world.
This Festival is a showcase, intended to exhibit the works of Creatives, Especially African Creatives to Nigerians and the world. The Festival intends to promote a Networking environment because we understand that Filmmaking is inherently collaborative. So we encourage all participating Creatives to see the Nominated works during voting week, after which a networking meeting will be done via Zoom For everyone to discuss and promote themselves.
Awards will be based on Voting. In the upcoming 2022 edition, Voting and Screening will be free for all. All Award winning categories will get a Certificate sent to them while The film with the highest votes gets the Best Film of the Festival Award Plaque.
Submissions will be judged by Award winning Filmmakers and professionals. The judge's top 5 films will also be selected for acknowledgement regardless of voting results.
All Photographs will be posted online for showcasing and Voting. The Best Screenplay will be presented with either a Live Action Performance of a scene or a short virtual production of a scene along with a Certificate.
Best Film (Highest Votes)
Best Animated Film
Best Animated Film (International)
Best Environmental Film (Local and International)
Best Comedy Film/Skit
Best Women Inspirational Documentary
Best Dramatic Horror/Thriller
Best Special Interest/Experimental Film
Best Special Interest/Experimental Film International
Best Feature Film
Best Singer/Songstress (Music in a Movie)
BEST CHILD PERFORMANCE
Best Cinematography Award
Best Director Award
Best Dramatic Short Film
Best Interactive Film
Rules & Terms
You DO NOT have to be an African to submit to the International Categories in the festival. However, all films entered for other categories must feature an African in at least one of the following roles:
Director, Writer, Lead Actor, Producer African focused storyline
All Non-English works should be subtitled in English
All Films submitted should have full permission to be screened to a public audience.
Pan African Youths Film And Arts Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Pan African Youths Film and Arts Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.