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African Emerging Filmmakers Awards Call for Submissions

The African Emerging Filmmakers Awards [AEFA] invite African filmmakers to submit their films for consideration for an award. The Awards Ceremony will be on 16 November 2019 at the Greyville Race Course in Durban. The film submissions’ call out period is currently open and closes on 2 November 2019.

Film producers of African origin from all over the continent are invited to submit their films in any genre on DVD format.
Films submitted must be clearly marked with: “The Film Title”, “The Producer’s Name” and “The Producer’s Contact Details”.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Best Actor
  2. Best Actress
  3. Best Supporting Actor
  4. Best Supporting Actress
  5. Best Film in Vernacular Language
  6. Best Screen Writer/Story
  7. Best Director
  8. Best Editor
  9. Best Feature Film
  10. Best Sound
  11. Best Cinematographer
  12. Best Student Production

Some of the nominated films will be screened in the EThekwini Film Market [EFM] which takes place on Saturday 9 November 2019.


All members of the public are invited to see the films that are locally produced and get a chance to mingle with the directors, producers and actors 10 am-4pm at Clarewood Sports Ground?

“The awards are a growing platform that encourages good quality productions and has resulted in local emerging film producers’ films being flighted on national television after receiving awards or nominations,” says Andile Buwa, EFA Chairperson.

Films can be either hand delivered, during office hours, or sent via post to Durban Film Office,11th Floor, Rennie House, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, no later than 2 November 2019.

Regrettably, films with technical errors will not be considered.

For any enquiries regarding the awards’ submissions, contact EThekwini Filmmakers Association (EFA) via email: efa031@gmail.com or call the Secretary Happiness Mpase on +27 74 362 2493 for international participants or 074 362 2493 for South African participants.

These awards are hosted by EThekwini Filmmakers Association, with the assistance of the Durban Film Office, Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission, and KZN EDTEA.


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