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African Film Commission Screenwriting Competition


Conceived to promote understanding of African life through screenplays and documentary projects and to create greater international cooperation in bringing African subject matters and locales to the screen.

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Submissions must be original, unpublished works in English or French, not optioned or sold prior to the contest deadline. All submissions must be typed. Feature length scripts must use industry-accepted standard screenplay format. APPLICANTS NAME MUST NOT BE WRITTEN ON ANY PART OF THE SCRIPT OR OUTLINE. NAME(S) OF THE WRITER(S) MUST APPEAR ONLY ON THE APPLICATION FORM.


Q: Do I have to be African to participate in the AFC Storytelling competition?
A: No. This opportunity is open to any and all writers regardless of their ethnic background.
Q: Does my screenplay have to be an African themed story?
A: Not necessarily. You can submit stories not only of Africa but also of our shared humanity. The only requirement is for contestants to use, to any extent, authentic African locations.
Q: What makes African Film Commission Screenplay Competition different than all the other competitions?
A: AFC is a Pan African organization with a unique working relationship with African governments and leaders which gives the commission an edge in finding potential investments and offers an unparalleled opportunity for co-production, therefore developing the African indigenous film industry for worldwide distribution.

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