Quibdo African Film Festival (1)


08 May 2019
Call for entries

18 Aug 2019
Final deadline


31 Aug 2019
Notification date

18 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019


Carrera 21 # 5-21 Barrio la Yesquita,  270001, Quibdo, Choco, Colombia

Festival description
Short Films >3' 40'<
Feature Films >52' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 September 2019      Festival end: 28 September 2019

Counting Africa from a place called Quibdó.
Due to the intrusion of the colonial world, words are not enough to accurately count our worlds because we are speaking to ourselves in another language, can cinema be that means through which we can produce that language that can help us say the unknown, the unexpected, that which allows us to find the new and the familiar? This festival is a search for meaning through the taste of the exploration of an unknown land that becomes a place of recognition.
To foster in the filmmakers the question of the recognition of others and of others and of mutual recognition.
With the QAFF we pretend to take the filmmakers to ask their audience "will you understand me?", Asking them to follow the meaning they have built away from seduction and predictability.
We want to make this festival a human adventure far from what was expected.
Because we need a narrative of our own, a new narrative of who we are and what we are because we are narrative beings. Our past, present and future lives are narratives. In the same way that we are oppressed by the narrations, in the same way, we are liberated by the narrations.
This festival is the moment for the community to turn their daily life into a narrative. Almost like making an African cinema really; An African "art of living": the art of living.
A moment that will eliminate the limits between reality and imagination, a moment where reality meets fiction. The festival community will live in that place where we can recreate our great invented history. And like all great art, it will invite us all to rethink our reality.

Best Feature Narrative, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Short Narrative, Best Director-First Feature, Audience Award for Best Feature Narrative and Documentary. Festival Founders' Awards.

The candidate must carefully read all the rules
Attention! By submitting your film to the QAFF, you acknowledge that you have read and adhered to the following rules.
• QAFF accepts films made by/and African Director. (Filmmaker needn't live in Africa.) Preferably, films should depict positive or realistic images.
• Films can be of any genre - drama, comedy, horror, adventure, animation, romance, science fiction, experimental, etc. QAFF accepts features and shorts; narratives and documentaries.
• The festival is here to help the general public to discover the creations arising from Africa. To support the African film industry by facilitating the broadcasting.
• All submissions must have Spanish subtitles, We can assist you with subtitling by proposing solutions adapted to your budget.
• QAFF will accept submissions of works in progress. However, your submission must be sufficiently complete to allow our programmers to follow the storyline and be able to make a decision. We will only accept one work-in-progress version of your film, so please make sure to make it your best shot. (If you expect your final version to be 90 minutes, a 45 minutes rough cut is probably not acceptable.)


• QAFF host theatre is all-digital. The only accepted projection formats for Feature Films are DCP, online link, and Blu-Ray. For Short Films, you will be asked to submit an online link. We may also accept DCP and Blu-Ray depending on program needs.
• If there are any updates for projection formats, you will receive them with your acceptance notification.
• We will accept DVDs only when no other format is available and only as a last resort. DVDs are strongly discouraged because they are unreliable for public presentation due to skipping, stopping and other playback defects.
• QAFF will not accept watermarked films for public presentation.
• Shipment of promotional materials to accompany your film must be free of customs or extra duty charges. Packages must also be labeled with “no commercial value”. The Festival holds the right to refuse any additional materials that do not meet this requirement.
• Copies of the selected films are kept in the QAFF archives as “memory-copies” for our records.
• QAFF is a non-profit organization. We exist thanks to the donations received from all people. As a result, the QAFF can not host directors and other professionals that are officially selected during their stay in Quibdo.
• The films are under the responsibility of QAFF as soon as they are received. QAFF covers the insurance fees. QAFF responsibility ends when the copies are returned. In case of loss or deterioration during the festival, QAFF is only responsible for the value of the film copy.
• In case of a dispute, if no agreement has been found, only the Quibdo jurisdictional court is deemed competent to settle the dispute.



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