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December 1, 2012 – Regular Deadline

AWDFF is committed to the promotion of knowledge and culture of Pan-African people through cinema.

In the past year, the Africa World Documentary Film Festival has partnered with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) in Laos, Nigeria. Entrusted by the federal government of Nigeria to maintain the central mission of the World Festival of Black Arts and Culture, CBAAC helps ADWFF expand its reach and plumb the depths of the Pan-African experience.

Submit your documentary work about the Pan-African experience to the Africa World Documentary Film Festival today for the chance to add your voice to this exciting conversation!

The 6th Annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF), is proudly celebrating and exploring Pan-African people and culture through the art of filmmaking. Although non-competitive in nature, the festival offers prizes of $1,000 and $500 USD to two documentaries judged by the ADWFF committee as best furthering an understanding of, or significantly contributing to, knowledge of the African World.

Public screenings of films accepted by ADWFF will be held in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, offering wide-spread exposure to skilled filmmakers who share a passion for the Pan-African story. Both feature-length and short-form documentaries are considered for inclusion in the always-dynamic program. Last year’s festival was a remarkable success, presenting more than 60 films made by documentarians from Brazil, Senegal, Switzerland, Cameroon, Nigeria, Egypt, Haiti, and beyond.

In 2010, Music by Prudence, a short documentary submitted to ADWFF went on to win an Academy Award. Last year’s celebrated ADWFF films included An African Election, a study of the 2008 presidential election in Ghana, and Where Do I Stand?, chronicling outbreaks of xenophobic violence throughout South Africa. Presenting films as expansive, diverse, and exciting as Africa itself, it’s no wonder that ADWFF has become a widely respected hub for thought-provoking documentary film, as well as a forum for discussion and discovery of new works.

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