Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 2021 African International Horror Film Festival. Before you make your submission, note the following;

  • We accept short and feature-length films
  • Films must be horror or thriller and must be made by an independent filmmaker.
  • Feature films and short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.
  • Films must be free from any copyright infringement. The filmmaker submitting must have the necessary right and authority to submit the film to the festival.
  • Online submission will be accepted through the film festival platform FilmFreeway. We do not mind if your film has already been published online or not, but the film must not be commercially available on DVD, Blu-Ray, on-demand service, or other format intended for private viewing and will not air on television.
  • Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2017.
  • A synopsis of the film (not more than 450 words) must be submitted.
  • A poster or frame grab from the film must be submitted.
  • Filmmakers must supply the following detail:
  • Film Title
  • Duration
  • Director
  • Year of Production
  • Country of Production

What selected filmmakers stand to gain;

  • 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.