Helsinki African Film Festival 2011 is inviting young and emerging African filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 minutes for the festival’s short film competition. To enter the competition, you must not have completed a feature-length film previously. The films entered in the competition must have been completed in 2007 or after.

The deadline for the short film competition entries is 28 February 2010.
A shortlist from all the entries will be selected and announced by 31 March 2011. The competition winner will be chosen by a jury and announced at the festival in May 2011. The shortlisted films will be screened on the HAFF website.

Please see below for full submission guidelines.
Download the Entry Form Here
For more info email

Click here for more information about film submissions to the HAFF.

One thought on “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Helsinki African Film Festival

  1. It’s good to see African films getting this kind of support. I hope I get a chance to see some of these films. It’s a good year for African film already. Kinyarwanda won a top award at Sundance, an Algerian film is up for an Oscar, and the South African Oscar submission White Wedding just came out on dvd. You should check out the trailer, it’s a refreshing take on the roadtrip film:

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