Call for Films: 7th Amakula Kampala International Film Festival

Eastern Africa Short Film Competition

For submissions of Short Films from Eastern Africa to be entered into a
competition during the Amakula Kampala International Film Festival that will take place from the 29th of October to 6th of November, 2010 in Kampala, Uganda.

  • Eligible are film and video productions from the Eastern part of Africa including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea
  • Entries should be no longer than 30 min. and completed after 2008
  • Submit material preferable on DVD, or if not available yet VHS-
    PAL/NTSC, mini-DV (when selected for screening DVD is required)
  • From all categories – narrative, documentary, animation,
  • Submission should include detailed synopsis and information on film/video (director, country, producer, medium, length). Please print and fill out the submission form that can be downloaded on the website:
  • English Sub-titles for films with other languages

Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2010

Films short-listed from all submitted works will be shown at the Festival.  During the festival an international jury will award the best Eastern African short with the Golden Impala Award.

Send your short films to:
Amakula Kampala Cultural Foundation
PO Box 10020 Kampala, Uganda

For more information check out the website
Inquiries can be sent to
Please note: they are also interested in submissions of videos from these countries longer than 30 minutes. Though not eligible for competition these might be chosen for screening in the festival program.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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