From Dec. 3, 2016 until Jan. 17, 2017
GENERAL FILM ENTRY GUIDELINES
• Films must satisfy at least two of the below conditions:
- the film must be set in Africa;
- the director of the film must be of African origin (this includes members of the African diaspora);
- the film must relate to issues, which directly or indirectly concern the historical or current social, economic or cultural situation in Africa or the African diaspora.
• Films must not have been screened or submitted for selection in previous editions of AfryKamera.
• Production dates for the movie are no older than 1st January 2013.
• Films should be submitted via link or on DVD or BLURAY format for preview screening. Preferred final screening formats are DCP, BLURAY or HD files (.mov, etc.). Other formats can be accepted after prior agreement.
By submitting your film for consideration to AfryKamera, you are telling us that you have full authority to do so, that the film is cleared for potential festival exhibition, and that you accept full legal responsibility. On acceptance of the movie into the program of the festival, AfryKamera is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt (max 30 seconds) from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition. You shall also indemnify and hold harmless AfryKamera from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving the copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening films entered.
This Festival was founded in 2006
The first AfryKamera Film Festival was organized by FilmGramm Foundation in cooperation with the South African Embassy during the months of April-June 2006. It aimed to use cinematography to bring Africa to the attention of the Polish public. The 1st AfryKamera premiered in Warsaw and also ran in Krakow, Poznan, Lodz, Torun and Konin. The unbelievable media interest and good ticket sales during the first festival in 2006 confirmed our belief that Africa is a theme of immense interest to a growing number of people. Since the very 1st edition, AfryKamera has been well covered in the Polish media, which confirms the great marketing potential of such an event for Africa in general, as well as, for sponsors and patrons.
As it stands AfryKamera is the first African Film Festival in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the largest African-themed event in Poland and the wider region.
AfryKamera has managed to occupy a niche in the film festival market – although there are many international film festivals, they generally show a limited range of African films. AfryKamera is therefore the only festival in Poland dedicated purely to films from the continent. In the past few years the festival has decided to explore new avenues not only in the art of cinematography, but also in the presentation of African art, music, and culture.
The main events of the African Film Festival AfryKamera take place in Warsaw, Poland, traditionally in either Kino Luna or Kinoteka, the capital city's premier arthouse cinemas. The event traditionally last 6 (six) days and presents 15-25 full length features and documentaries as well as some 20 short films from around the continent and from the African diapora. The key motto of the festival is "Made in Africa", as the focus is put on the quality of moviemaking on the continent and the enhanced capacity to make world-class movies.