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AiM 2009 Short Film Competition open for entries

The Africa in Motion film festival (AiM), which takes place annually in October at Edinburgh Filmhouse, Scotland, is calling for entries for the AiM 2009 Short Film Competition. Young and emerging African filmmakers are encouraged to submit their work for the annual competition.
AiM 2009 Short Film Competition open for entries

The competition is directed at young and emerging African filmmakers who have not completed a feature-length film previously. Films entered must have been completed in 2006 or after, and must be no longer than 30 minutes.

All shortlisted films will be screened at the 4th Africa in Motion film festival in October 2009 and the competition winner will be announced at an awards ceremony where they will receive a cash prize. In addition to the overall first prize selected by the jury, an audience choice award will be selected by the audience at the screenings and announced at the end of the festival.

The competition will be judged by a jury panel consisting of local film specialists and established African filmmakers.

The deadline for competition submissions is 30 June 2009, and the shortlist of films will be selected by an AiM viewing committee and announced in August 2009. These films will then be viewed by all jury panel members, who will make a collective decision as to the prizewinner, based on a point scoring system that will take into account the relative merits of each of the shortlisted films.

Visit for full submission guidelines and to download an entry form. For further enquiries contact the AiM festival director Lizelle Bisschoff at .

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