Aluta calls for entries

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South Africa’s premier township cinema event, the Aluta Film Festival, is calling for entries from local and international filmmakers for the 7th edition of the festival. This will be hosted from 22 to 28 February 2010 in Kimberley.

Only films that embrace black experiences worldwide and/or experiences of marginalised communities from across the globe are eligible. Submissions are invited from filmmakers from all over the world with special emphasis on world cinema (films that explore history, social issues and highlight marginalised communities within the developing world).

The deadline for entries is 30 November. Aluta accepts features, documentaries and short films in the genres/sub-genres of drama, action, thriller, comedy, animation and factual. Filmmakers must guarantee, should their film/video be selected, that permission from the rights holder is secured for a minimum of four screenings at the 7th annual Aluta Film Festival 2010.

Filmmakers are requested to submit DVD PAL screeners of their films and a brief filmmaker biography for viewing by our panel. Upon viewing – all selected filmmakers will be forwarded the official application details as well as all festival regulations. Please note that no screeners will be returned.

For additional information feel free to contact festival director at motheoseleke@yahoo.com. All entries MUST be forwarded to:

Motheo Seleke
Aluta Film Festival
18985 Guttenburg Pitse Street
John Mampe. Phase One
Galeshewe. Kimberley. 8300
South Africa

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