The African International Horror Film Festival is an annual event committed to bringing the best independent short and feature-length horror films to the best movie-watching audience in the world. The Festival is now accepting submissions for its first edition. Deadline for submissions is 31st July, 2021.
AIHFF is on the lookout for dark, thrilling, and horrific short and feature-length films as well as animations – stories that will frighten the audience or drive them to the edge of their seat.
The festival seeks to give independent horror filmmakers in Africa and beyond a platform to showcase and promote their work. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to interact and get feedback from the audience and industry professionals. In addition to the film screenings, there will be panel discussions and filmmaking workshops by industry professionals.
The selected judges will go through an intensive judges training program and will watch the films submitted to the last minute. The judges will also decide on different awards that will be presented to outstanding filmmakers.
A chance for the films to be screened at a prestigious Horror Film Festival in Africa
Excellent presentation with the best projection and sound equipment available
Extensive promotion of your film. Films that made it to the official selection will be promoted on all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).
A chance to win awards
A chance to meet and interact with industry professionals
Awards and Prizes
Best Africa Horror Short Film
Best International Horror Short Film
Best Africa Horror feature Film
Best International Horror feature film
Best Africa Horror Animation
Best International Horror Animation
Best Experimental film
Audience choice award