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Ethiopia's Colours Of The Nile Int'l Film Fest Appoints New Director, Announces Call For Entries

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 8, 2013 at 11:11AM

We have long been champions of filmmakers giving their films (and themselves as filmmakers) international exposure (specifically our USA-based readers, who make up the bulk of this site's readership) - especially at Diaspora film festivals around the world, where your films are desired and in-demand. So take advantage of opportunities like this one - a festival we've previously highlighted over the years..
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Colours Of The Nile

We have long been champions of filmmakers giving their films (and themselves as filmmakers) international exposure (specifically our USA-based readers, who make up the bulk of this site's readership) - especially at Diaspora film festivals around the world, where your films are desired and in-demand. So take advantage of opportunities like this one - a festival we've previously highlighted over the years..

Submissions details via press release below. Note that while this notice emphasizes African films, Diaspora film submissions (outside of Africa) are also requested for its World Cinema Corner, as you will see if you read through the entire release.

Colours of the Nile International Film Festival calls for entries from across Africa

Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will take place from 5–9 February 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The East African festival is calling for submissions from across Africa for feature-length and short fiction films, as well as feature-length and short documentaries. The entry deadline is 15 November 2013.

“The inaugural edition of CNIFF that took place in November 2012 was very successful," ” says Abraham Haile Biru, president of CNIFF and an award-winning African cinematographer. "The overwhelmingly positive response of the African film community and audiences encouraged us to host the festival annually instead of biennially as originally planned."

Film curator June Givanni, who has worked with the British Film Institute, Toronto International Film Festival and Focus Feature's Africa First, is the new festival director, while CNIFF's competition section will be  judged by an international jury consisting of African filmmakers and leading industry professionals. 

“The theme is Lenses on Africa’s Renaissance,” says Abraham.  "We want to get the message across that cinema is a powerful medium for educating, inspiring, promoting peace, and freedom of expression; all vital for the renaissance of our continent.”  The topic reinforces the theme of the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU and affirms the AU’s charter for African Cultural Renaissance.

In out-of-competition screenings, CNIFF will spotlight South African films in its Africa Special Section and films from other continents in the World Cinema Corner. Abraham says, “South Africa offers a good example in setting favourable policy and framework conditions for the promotion of cinema. More and more films are coming from South Africa, reaching wider African and international audiences. This is definitely an experience other African countries can take lessons from to revamp their film industries.”

In recognition of the importance of training for the development of African cinema, the festival has programmed a number of workshops addressing various filmmaking topics.

“I’m honoured to have the chance to head a festival that is truly devoted to the promotion of Africa cinema,” says Abraham. “We are working very hard to offer excellent selections of films for our audiences and the opportunity of exchange and networking for African filmmakers.” He emphasised that CNIFF will remain a modern place for showcasing African cinema and a platform where filmmakers of different generations meet.  

For more information, including rules, requirements and the official submission form, visit www.coloursofthenile.net. 

This article is related to: Festival Dispatch


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