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Mashariki African Film Festival Calls for Submissions

Following the successful scrutiny, the Mashariki African Film Festival (MAAFF), which is one of the fastest growing film hubs from Rwanda recently, released the list of selected films to feature this year.
Mashariki African Film Festival

Returning for its 3rd Edition, which will take place from March 25th to 31st, 2017 in Kigali-Rwanda, the Mashariki African Film Festival (MAAFF) is officially calling upon filmmakers to submit films.

The sections are:

In competition (Open to all African filmmakers):

  1. Best African feature
  2. Best African short
  3. Best African Documentary
  4. Best East African feature
  5. Best East African short
  6. Best East African Documentary
  7. 3 Best Rwandan shorts

Out of competition (Open to filmmakers worldwide)

These are:

Short (fictions and Documentaries): 52 min or less.

Feature length (fictions and Documentaries): 52 min or plus


The films submitted should:

Be directed by an African filmmaker and the story relates to Africa

  • Not have been completed before September 2015
  • Not have been submitted in the previous editions of MAAFF
  • Be in English or have English Subtitles.


Films and a completed Submission form should be delivered by January 16th, 2016 at 6:00


For more information on applying, please visit;

Initiated in March 2015, MAAFF is a rising East African platform dedicated nurturing of African films, with focus from Rwandan film makers to Africa and internationally also recognizes the art of film.





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