Afrinolly Short Film Competition

2013 AFRINOLLY SHORT-FILM COMPETITION- $80,000 in Cash Prizes.

Submission Deadline: November 30th 2013

The AFRINOLLY SHORT-FILM COMPETITION is a Unique, Innovative and Youth-focused Competition, with singular concentration on the next generation of African film makers. This Competition is designed to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent by Africans, motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium.

Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition is designed to motivate and reward participants who are skilled in the art of shooting short movies and documentary.

This competition is conceived entirely as an online challenge open to Africans from across the world creating or have created short films or/and documentary films of not more than 15 minutes.

Participants are expected to upload their films to a dedicated Competition Website and the finalists would be decided by a panel of jury and public voting.

Our core objective is to empower African youths to tell their own stories from their own perspective and eliminate financial barriers to movies production. We look forward to ultimately creating a new generation of content providers in the Africa movie industry and facilitating business model based on sub-15 minutes contents.

This edition of the AFRINOLLY SHORTFILM COMPETITION is in partnership with respected brands and organizations like MTN Nigeria, iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival and Goethe Institut.

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  • Participation in this Competition is open to individuals who are, as of January 1, 2012, at least 18 years of age,
  • Resident in an African Country or Africans resident in any part of the world
  • Are registered users of the Google+ website located at
  • There is no FEE or charge to become a Registered User. The Competition Entities reserve the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Competition.



  • Individuals or organizations who wish to enter the Competition (each, an “Entrant”) must create and submit a video of no more than Fifteen (15) minutes’ duration which celebrates the power of African storytelling, with a focus on creativity and narrative (“Entry”).
  • At the time of entry, Entrants must also select their nationality within Africa. Entries may be submitted at any time during the Open Call for Entries .
  • There is no limit to the number of Entries an Entrant may submit, but each Entry must follow the technical, creative, and legal entry requirements set out in this Official Rules, as well as any additional requirements as may be set forth on the Competition’s Website located at 


a. Submit an original video which celebrates the power of African storytelling with a focus on creativity and narrative.

b. Running time for each video: Maximum Fifteen (15) minutes, including any titles and/or credits. Entries longer than Fifteen (15) minutes will be disqualified.

c. The Competition is open solely to original, newly-created Entries, or original, previously-created Entries which have not been distributed to the public (including, without limitation, display on the YouTube Website, posting elsewhere on the internet, theatrical distribution, television broadcast or any other public dissemination) prior to January 1, 2013.

d. All rights in and to the Entries, including but not limited to any third party trademarks and logos, names, likenesses, and musical material as may be contained therein (collectively, “Third Party Elements”), must be cleared through December 31, 2014 at a minimum, for non-exclusive worldwide online/internet use (inclusive of internet television and online/internet access via televisions, mobile devices and/or any other devices capable of accessing the internet) as well as in-flight and film festival exploitation by the Competition Entities. Any Entries for which such rights have not been cleared through such date are subject to disqualification. At the Competition Entities’ discretion, Potential finalists may be required to show proof of clearance of any and all Third Party Elements prior to designation as a finalist.

e. Entries may be submitted in one of the following languages: Africans, English, French, Swahili, Yoruba.

f. If an Entry is in a language other than English, Entrant must provide complete English subtitles for any and all dialogue and pertinent textual material (i.e., material which a viewer would generally need to understand in order to follow the storyline) contained in their Entry.


Short Movie Category
1st Prize : $25,000
2nd Prize :$10,000
3rd Prize : $5,000

Documentary Category
1st Prize : $25,000
2nd Prize :$10,000
3rd Prize : $5,000

The prizes are not transferable and assignable. All federal, state, country, provincial and other tax liabilities (including income and withholding taxes) and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the responsibility of the Prize Winners.
The Prize Winners will be contacted and prizes would be paid in ‘US Dollars’.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Afrinolly Short Film Competition

Submit your Entry for the Afrinolly Short Film Competition


2 responses to “2013 AFRINOLLY SHORT-FILM COMPETITION- $80,000 in Cash Prizes.”

  1. ogie leonard Avatar
    ogie leonard

    i want to upload my short film how can i do it

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