Africa World Documentary Film Festival

9 Annual March 05, 2016 to September 10, 2016

 
Category

Documentary- Full length

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
July 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
October 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Late Deadline
November 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 10, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Cash Prize of One Thousand Dollars
Sponsor:E. Desmond Lee Endowment in African/African-American Studies
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

REGULATIONS

The Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) is sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African American Studies, Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The AWDFF has as its objective the promotion of knowledge and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context.

In promotion of the Pan African context, public viewings of submissions accepted by AWDFF shall also occur in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Though AWDFF conducts its festival in specific months, the organization always seeks new avenues and opportunities to display,, exhibit and view the work of filmmakers selected by AWDFF.

Documentaries submitted to AWDFF should not be copyrighted or produced prior to 2013.

AWFDF is competitive, a prize of $1000 shall be awarded to the documentary judged by the AWDFF committee as furthering understanding and contributing significantly to knowledge of the African World.

All films in a language other than English must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

No cuts or changes in any film will be made by the festival committee for any reason.

Excerpts from films will only be shown on television for promotional purposes if permission is obtained from the producer.

The AWDFF is open to the public.
Note that DVD submissions for AWDFF are not returned or mailed back. All submissions are archived and listed in the AWDFF library at the Center for International Studies at the University of Missouri; at the University of West Indies in Barbados, the University of West Indies in Mona, Jamaica; the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon; University of Western Cape in South Africa. They are classified as "Research Material" for scholars and students conducting academic research, and shall only be previewed publicly with the consent of the filmmaker or filmmakers designated representative.

The AWDFF shall not offer comments or reasons for films not selected for the festival.

The is a non-refundable fee, to be sent in the form of a Money Order or Cashiers Check, payable to AWDFF, UM-St. Louis, or by credit card online through Withoutabox.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2016 FESTIVAL

If you wish to have your film considered for the Africa World Documentary Film Festival, please send us 2 copies of the film on DVD, and additional information on the film, including a synopsis and/or press kit, as soon as possible.

Viewing material should be insured by the sender and sent via airmail or courier (at the sender's expense).

For additional information, please call Ephrem Andemariam at 314-516-4852.