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16-Apr-2014 9:18am PDT  

 

Africa World Documentary Film Festival

7 Annual February 05, 2014 to September 10, 2014

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University of Missouri - St. Louis
One University Blvd, GSB237
St. Louis MO 63121
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Phone: 314 516-4852
Fax: 314 516-4851
niyi@umsl.edu
http://www.africaworldfilmfestiv...

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Documentary- Full length
Films over 50 mins.
Documentary- Short
Short Documentary, 49 mins. or less.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The AWDFF is committed to the promotion of knowledge and culture of Pan African people through cinema.

In promotion of the Pan African context, public viewings of submissions accepted by AWDFF shall also occur in the USA, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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 the AWDFF is non-competitive, prizes of $1,000 and $500 shall be awarded to two documentaries judged by the AWDFF committee as furthering understanding and contributing significantly to knowledge of the African World.

ORGANIZERS
Niyi Coker (Director)

GENERAL 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 the USA, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Documentaries submitted to AWDFF should not be copyrighted or produced prior to 2011.

AWDFF is competitive, prizes of $1,000 and $500 shall be awarded to one feature and one short 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.

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 2014 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.
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; the University of Yaounde I, the University of Western Cape, South Africa; AND at the University of West Indies

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 314-516-7195

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I have read and agreed to all the terms and conditions. Africa World Documentary Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 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 AND at the University of West Indies. 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 Africa World Documentary Film 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.