December 7, 2015

Calling all African independent filmmakers

Did you hear about The African Film Festival - TAFF? If not, read on.
TAFF is "Bridging Cultures through Films," a non-profit organization, the first of it's kind to benefit the African independent filmmaker, set to premiere 4th of July weekend of 2016 in Dallas, Texas. A lot is ridding on the coattails of this event. There are planned seminars for filmmakers and enthusiasts, performances by your favorite artists and a gala honoring longstanding African filmmakers. With a vision to make available African films in schools and public libraries beyond Africa, TAFF would screen only the best African films for the world to see.

TAFF is now accepting submissions from African indie filmmakers worldwide. Do you have a non-released, newly finished film this past year? Then this message is for you. Submit your films now, we are now in the Regular submission timeline - December 1, 2015-March 31, 2016, prospective filmmakers should read the submission guidelines before submitting. Filmmakers will be honored with an award in fifteen categories, more on that here.

Filmmakers should register here, acceptable media formats include Blu-ray and DVD. You can also submit via FilmFreeway.

There have never been a better time for African indie filmmakers to showcase their work. Their work will gain a global exposure, as TAFF will welcome other film industries. This, in turn ensures submitted films would be seen by highly respected industry professionals around the globe (that includes Hollywood).

It is important to note that African films have a unique genre, not to be assimilated with already existing film industries. TAFF will celebrate African films and filmmakers and give the rest of the world an inside glimpse on the artistry involved in cultivating this unique genre.

Can you give your time?
TAFF is seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers that share its vision. Ever wanted to volunteer at a film festival? Are you passionate about African films? Then here is your chance to become part of the movement. Together, we can truly "bridge cultures..."and make the festival a success!

Keep it here, I'd keep you posted.

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