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15 Mar 2017  |   5th African Emerging Filmmakers Awards [AEFA]: New Call out for film submissions


              5th African Emerging Filmmakers Awards [AEFA]: New Call out for film submissions

The Ethekwini Filmmakers Association is excited to announce the new date for the 5th African Emerging Filmmakers Awards. The awards could not take place last year in December due to situations beyond the organizers' control. The new date for the awards is 27 May 2017. There is a second film submissions call out as from today the 6th of March 2017 until the 7th of April 2017.



1. Best Actor

2. Best Actress

3. Best Supporting Actor

4. Best Supporting Actress

5. Best Film in Vernacular Language

6. Best Screen Writer/Story

7. Best Director

8. Best Editor

9. Best Feature Film

10. Best Sound

11. Best Cinematographer

12. Best Student Production

13. Best Documentary


Films that are nominated will be screened on a two day Ethekwini Film Market [EFM] which will take place on 25-26 May 2017 at the Workshop Amphitheatre before the awards where 8 films will be screened. All members of the public are invited to come and see the films and get a change to mingle with the directors, producers and actors.


Films can be either hand delivered -during office hours- or sent via post to Durban Film Office, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Rennie House, 11th Floor no later than the 7th of April 2017.


Regrettably, films with technical errors will not be considered. For any enquiries regarding the awards’ submissions, please, contact Ethekwini Filmmakers Association (EFA) via email: or call the General Secretary Ntuthuzelo Gentse: +27834989580 or +27729707835


Kind regards

Andile Buwa

Ethekwini Filmmakers Association [EFA]


Cell: 0729943343