Call for shorts for AFRICA IN MOTION (AiM) FILM FESTIVAL 2013



Somalilandsun – African filmmakers are invited to submit short films of no longer than 30 minutes for Africa in Motion’s prestigious annual short film competition, to which a substantial cash prize is attached. Africa in Motion 2013 will take place from 24 Oct to 1 Nov in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The deadline for entries is 31 May 2013.

The competition specifically targets young and emerging African film talent. Filmmakers who enter must not have completed a feature-length film previously. We call for short films on all themes and of all genres (including fiction, documentary, animation and experimental work) completed in 2011 or after. The aim of the Africa in Motion Short Film Competition is to nurture and support young and new filmmakers from all over the continent, in the knowledge that making films can be a real challenge and with hope that the prize will be invested in future projects by the filmmaker.

A shortlist from all the entries will be announced in August 2013. A high profile jury of local and international film specialists and established African filmmakers will choose the competition winner, to be announced during the festival.

All shortlisted films will be screened at the festival, with the winner announced immediately after the screenings. In addition to the overall winner selected by the jury, there will be an Audience Choice Award announced at the closing of the festival, when both the jury’s choice and audience choice will be screened again.

For further information, guidelines, and to download an entry form, please see:

1. Africa in Motion is an annual African film festival, now it in 8th year, taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow. For full information on the festival, please see: .

2. For any enquiries regarding this press release or the short film competition, please email: