Quibdó África Film Festival (2)



Deadlines

04 Apr 2020
Call for entries

15 Jul 2020
Final deadline

1
mth

01 Aug 2020
Notification date

15 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020

Address

Carrera 21 # 5-21 Barrio la Yesquita,  270001, Quibdó, Chocó, Colombia


Festival description
Short film festival >7' 40'<
Feature film festival >52' 120'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >7' 40'<
 Feature Films  >52' 120'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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English


Festival start: 15 September 2020      Festival end: 19 September 2020

Counting Africa from a place called Quibdó.
Due to the intrusion of the colonial world, words are not enough to accurately count our societies 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 others, and mutual acceptance.

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 expected.

Because we need a narrative of our own, a new story 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 liberated by the descriptions.

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 fact 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.

THE BAOBAB AWARD A SYMBOL OF LONGEVITY.
Baobab is a mythical tree steeped in history, a symbol of peace, non-violence, and longevity. It is certainly the most famous tree in Africa and also the most easily recognizable if you cross a baobab, you will not be able to ignore it! All parts of baobab roots, trunk, bark, leaves, pulp, seeds are used for therapeutic purposes, nutritional because of its many virtues especially, the baobab has a huge cultural, social value and symbolic.
We meet, we listen to the griot in the shade of the baobab. Many legends are built around the baobab.
The baobab can live for several years, up to 1000 years and sometimes beyond.

The Golden Baobab will be awarded for the first time by a professional jury for the Best Feature Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short Narrative, Best Director.

International Competition Award :
The Best Feature Film Award: Cineland Distribution
The Best Director Award: USD 1,000
The Best Short Film Award: USD 500
The Best Documentary Award: USD 500

National Competition Award :
Production Scholarship for the Director of the best short film. The QAFF Award for Best Short Film: Congo Films School
Direction Scholarship for the Director of the best Documentary. The Jury Prize for the Best Documentary: Congo Films School

FESTIVAL RULES
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 standards.

• QAFF accepts movies and videos made by an African or African descent Director (Filmmaker needn't live in Africa). Preferably, films should depict positive or realistic images.

• Movies 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 and his Diaspora. 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 programs 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.)

IF MY FILM IS ACCEPTED, WHAT PROJECTION FORMAT WILL QAFF ACCEPT?

• QAFF host theatre is all-digital. The only accepted projection formats for Feature Films are DCP, online link. For Short Films, you will be asked to submit an online link.

• If there are any updates for projection formats, you will receive them with your acceptance notification.

• We will not take DVDs. 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 display.

• Promotional materials of your film must be send by mail.

• 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 officially selected during their stay in Quibdó, but we can help those who desire to come and find a solution.

• The films are under the responsibility of QAFF as soon as they are received. QAFF covers the insurance fees. QAFF responsibility ended when the copies 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 founded, only the Quibdó jurisdictional court is deemed competent to settle the dispute.FESTIVAL RULES
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 standards.

• QAFF accepts movies and videos made by an African or African descent Director (Filmmaker needn't live in Africa). Preferably, films should depict positive or realistic images.

• Movies 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 and his Diaspora. 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 programs 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.)

IF MY FILM IS ACCEPTED, WHAT PROJECTION FORMAT WILL QAFF ACCEPT?

• QAFF host theatre is all-digital. The only accepted projection formats for Feature Films are DCP, online link. For Short Films, you will be asked to submit an online link.

• If there are any updates for projection formats, you will receive them with your acceptance notification.

• We will not take DVDs. 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 display.

• Promotional materials of your film must be send by mail.

• 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 officially selected during their stay in Quibdó, but we can help those who desire to come and find a solution.

• The films are under the responsibility of QAFF as soon as they are received. QAFF covers the insurance fees. QAFF responsibility ended when the copies 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 founded, only the Quibdó jurisdictional court is deemed competent to settle the dispute.


  

 
  

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