Aluta Film Festival call for entries


The organisers or the Aluta Film Festival are calling for entries from South African and international filmmakers for the ninth edition of the festival taking place from 24 to 27 October 2012 in Kimberley, South Africa.

The Aluta Film Festival is South Africa’s premier African and diaspora cinema event.

According to organisers, submissions must be from filmmakers who have produced films that embrace black experiences worldwide and/or experiences of marginalised communities from across the globe. The emphasis of submissions must be on world cinema – films that explore history, social issues and highlight marginalised communities within the developing world.

The deadline for entries is Friday 31 August 2012.

The festival accepts features, documentaries and short films in the genres/sub-genres of drama, action, thriller, comedy, animation and factual. Filmmakers must also guarantee that, should their film/video be selected, that permission from the rights holder is secured for a minimum of four screenings at the festival.

Filmmakers are requested to submit DVD PAL screeners of their films and a brief filmmaker biography for viewing by the festival panel. Upon viewing all selected filmmakers will be forwarded the official application details as well as all festival regulations.

For additional information contact the festival director at or at


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