Call For Entry

Call for Entry

Mashariki African Film Festival 4th Edition

Mashariki African Film Festival, MAAFF, is officially calling filmmakers to submit films for its 4th Edition that will take place from March 25th to 31st, 2018 in Kigali-Rwanda. Submissions are FREE for all eligible filmmakers.

Value, Image, and Identity

~ 25th - 31st March 2018 ~



The films submitted should:

  • Be directed by an African filmmaker and the story relates to Africa
  • Not have been completed before 2016
  • Not have been submitted in the previous editions of MAAFF
  • Be in English or have English/French Subtitles.

What to do while submitting:

  • The festival receives the preview copies of the films either by vimeo Link or 2 DVDs.
  • Video Formats: .mp(e)g/.vob/.mov/.mp4/.avi
  • Audio Formats: 48 kHz sound PCM (only uncompressed), MP3, AAC
  • Resolution: HD material 1920x1080px

In competition (open to all African filmmakers)

  • Best African feature fiction
  • Best African short
  • Best African Documentary
  • Best East African short
  • Best East African Documentary
  • 3 Best Rwandan shorts (fiction, documentary and promising cinematographer)

Out of competition (Open to filmmakers worldwide)

  • Short (fictions and Documentaries): 52 min or less.
  • Feature length (fictions and Documentaries): 52 min or plus


Films and a completed Submission form should be delivered by December 16th, 2017at 6:00 (GMT+2).

Download form here


Selected Films will be announced by 31st January 2018
In case of selection, the filmmaker will receive a notification at the discretion of the festival.
The filmmaker will be asked to send a screening copy (mp(e)g/.vob/.mov/.mp4/.avi with Resolution of 1920x1080px) through Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, or physically to the festival’s address.
The filmmaker shall also be asked to send the director’s profile photo, stills or film poster with a resolution at least 300 dpi.
N.B: This should be done within 14 days after receiving the notification.