Entries are welcome from every genre from emerging to established filmmakers.
The selection committee is expected to evaluate thousands of submissions, after which
films will be chosen to be screened at the festival.
The selections are made by our members of the jury. Critics and artists debate and
determine the most outstanding achievements of the year.
Films and videos released after January 2014 and those that premiere at the Out of Africa International Film Festival will be given special consideration.
Target dated for OOAIFF 2019
09 June 2019 – Open Period begins for submissions
Early bird submission
Open 09 June 2019
Submission deadline for early submission- 11 August 2019
Early bird entry fee ksh 800/ USD 8
Web series ksh 1,500/USD 15
Open 12 August 2019
Submission deadline 08 September 2019
Regular entry fees ksh 1,500/ USD 15
Web series ksh 2,500/25 USD
Only submissions accompanied by the correct fee, and received by the allocated deadline
will be considered. No submissions will be accepted after 08 September 2019
Payments must be made in Kenya shillings or USD.
Submission fee is per film and is payable by credit card and PayPal.
Films submitted without payment WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED and the submission will be
To be eligible for the competition:
1. Entrants must comply with the entry Rules and Regulations including all deadlines,
film length, entry materials and any others that have been set.
2. Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted.
Dialogue lists will not be accepted.
BY ACCEPTING THESE REGULATIONS YOU UNDERSTAND THE SUBMISSION FEE CANNOT BE
Submitting a film to OOAIFF you must agree to the following:
All the information entered in the OOAIFF entry form is true and accurate
You must ensure that your film is genuinely your own
You either own the rights to the footage, sound music and images which are part of
In the case of collaborative work, co-authors must be acknowledged, and the nature
of their participation in the making of the film must be specified.
Completing the entry form and accepting the participation agreement does not
guarantee that your film will be chosen as a competition finalist.
The Producer grants OOAIFF the right to reproduce part of their film (maximum 1
min) for the purposes only of promoting the festival. This may be as part of a
compilation; for exhibition by any means including screening, internet; for cable,
satellite, or by any medium not yet devised.
Submitting By Mail
OOAIFF will not accept submissions via mail
Films entered may be uploaded to the Film Freeway’s Secure Online Screener system
OOAIFF endeavors to complete all selection procedures by 05 October 2019 and to inform
submitting parties, in writing, of the festival’s decisions on or shortly after that date.