Yes, there's an African Film Festival Down Under. African people cover the planet! We're everywhere! :)
And if you're a filmmaker with a film that meets their criteria, your film just might make the festival's final lineup.
Details in press release below:
CALL TO FILMMAKERS TO SUBMIT FILMS TO THE 2ND AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
ENTRY DEADLINE: 1ST DECEMBER 2012
WHEN: 4th April till 21st April 2013
WHERE: Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
The African Film Festival Australia is preparing for its 2nd annual event and is inviting local and international filmmakers to contribute short films, documentaries or features for the Festival, which will take place in April 2013.
As part of an extensive film program of international features, documentaries and shorts, the Festival is also committed to featuring Australian and African filmmakers living in Australia and creating a space for the exhibition and celebration of films that relate to Africa or to African communities here in Australia.
In its inaugural year the Festival presented documentaries and features from Senegal, Sudan, USA, Uganda, Australia, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, UK, and Nigeria with opening night film the Sundance Film Festival film RESTLESS CITY.
In 2013 the Festival will invite the opening night film maker to present their film at the launch of the Festival in Sydney. Also for the first time, the Festival introduces financial prizes of over $3000 to winning films.
Submissions can be made until the 1st of December 2012 by sending your films to our postal address:
African Film Festival Australia
8 Victoria Road
Parramatta NSW 2150
If you any questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and to download submission forms please visit our website: www.africanfilmfestival.com.au