Addis International Film Festival (15)


26 Apr 2021
Call for entries

10 Oct 2021
Final deadline


09 Dec 2021
Notification date

08 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021


Cameroon,  1123, Addis Ababa, -, Ethiopia

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 08 December 2021      Festival end: 11 December 2021

Welcome to the 15th annual Addis International Film Festival (AIFF). For the last fourteen years AIFF has provided new and experienced filmmakers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their work, interact with other aspiring filmmakers, and network among industry professionals. After last year's success, the 14th Edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from Dec 08 - Dec 11, 2021.

AIFF is now accepting film submissions until October 10, 2021.


•Only films completed after January 2020 are eligible to apply.

•AIFF accepts shorts (under 30min) and Feature length films (over 50min).

•Genres shown at AIFF include Documentary, animation, experimental and narrative.

•Films made in languages other than English should have subtitles in English.

•No film selected may be withdrawn from the festival program after its publication.

•AIFF no longer accepts DVD submissions. All films must be submitted digitally via the online submission form located at

The list of selected films will be published on the festival website ( and unless otherwise requested, all information contained on the entry form will be made public on the official festival website:

Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival program during the event.

During the entire duration of the festival none of the films invited may be shown outside the festival's official theaters before its official screening.

Submission of films to the AIFF indicates acceptance of the festival rules, regulations, and submission guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Addis International Film Festival with films, music and lots of networking!



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