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Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Deadline: April 7, 2017

5th African Emerging Filmmakers Awards [AEFA]: New Call out for film submissions.

The Ethekwini Filmmakers Association has announced the new date for the 5th African Emerging Filmmakers Awards. The awards could not take place last year in December due to situations beyond the organizers' control. The new date for the awards is May 27, 2017.

There is a second film submissions call out until April 7, 2017.

1. Best Actor
2. Best Actress
3. Best Supporting Actor
4. Best Supporting Actress
5. Best Film in Vernacular Language
6. Best Screen Writer/Story
7. Best Director
8. Best Editor
9. Best Feature Film
10. Best Sound
11. Best Cinematographer
12. Best Student Production
13. Best Documentary

Films that are nominated will be screened on a two day Ethekwini Film Market [EFM] which will take place from May 25 to 26, 2017 at the Workshop Amphitheatre before the awards where eight films will be screened. All members of the public are invited to come and see the films and get a change to mingle with the directors, producers and actors.

Films can be either hand delivered -during office hours- or sent via post to Durban Film Office, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Rennie House, 11th Floor no later than April 7, 2017.

Regrettably, films with technical errors will not be considered. For any enquiries regarding the award submissions, contact Ethekwini Filmmakers Association (EFA) via email: or call the General Secretary Ntuthuzelo Gentse: +27834989580 or +27729707835