Addis International Film Festival (14)


01 Jan 2020
Call for entries

10 Sep 2020
Festival closed

23 Sep 2020
Notification date

07 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020


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 2017
 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: 07 October 2020      Festival end: 11 October 2020

Welcome to the 14th annual Addis International Film Festival (AIFF). For the last thirteen 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 Oct 7 - Oct 11, 2020.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Young Film Maker category: Ethiopian film makers (male and female) under the age of 30 can submit their films under this category and compete for ‘AIFF Young Filmmaker of the Year Award’

Women Filmmakers Category: Ethiopian women film makers of any age can submit their short and feature films under this category to compete for ‘AIFF Woman Filmmaker of the Year Award’

AIFF is now accepting film submissions until September 10, 2020.


•Only films completed after January 2017 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•No film selected may be withdrawn from the festival program after its publication.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Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival program during the event.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 2020 Addis International Film Festival with films, music and lots of networking!



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