Monday, June 29, 2020


Call for films open until Tuesday, 7th July 2020
€18,500 of production grants
1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film

The Mobile Film Festival Africa is a unique experience in 2020 for African filmmakers.
An experience that requires no money but a lot of creativity and just a smartphone.
An experience that will allow the winners to win up to €18,500 in production grants.
An experience that will offer visibility and recognition to the selected directors in their country, Africa and internationally.

To be able to live this experience, there is 1 month left!
A month that can change their life, and give a unique boost to their career.
A month to make discover their talent to the greatest number of people, in 1 minute.
We need you to make this month decisive for talented young African filmmakers!


Some information about the festival:

For this first pan-African edition, the Mobile Film Festival returns with the rules that made its success: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film. There is one specific rule: participants must live on the African continent. The theme will be open.

Our support for the winners will be concrete and operational, as the Mobile Film Festival will award €18,500 in production grants:
·           Africa Grand Prize: €10,000
·           French-speaking Film Award: €2,500 awarded by TV5 Monde
·           Original Music Score Award: €2,500 awarded by SACEM
·           Documentary Film Award: €2,000 awarded by Yebo!
·           African Female Director Award: €1,500 awarded by Tazama Festival

These grants will allow the winning directors to produce - in one year – a short film with professional means and the help of a producer. The Festival is not only an opportunity for the African directors but also for the African producers, who will be able to manage those grants and support the winning filmmakers with new financial opportunities.

Other prizes will be awarded by the Jury, such as Actress Award and Actor Award. The audience will also be invited to give its Award.

The Mobile Film Festival Africa is an African project that falls within the cinema and video development in Africa. The jury will be composed of personalities from the cinema & arts universe in Africa.

In a desire to make the Festival as inclusive as possible, films can be submitted in any language. In fact, thanks to our partner DotSub, those films will be subtitled in French and English, to reach the largest possible audience in the African continent and internationally.

One of the characteristics of the Mobile Film Festival is that it is 100% digital. Through social networks, our website, those of our partners, and thanks to smartphones, we reach a huge audience.

You can now find a selection of African films, selected and awarded during the latest editions of the Mobile Film Festival.

This project has become possible thanks to the support of our partners. First of all, the Agence Française du Développement supports our Festival. Also, the Institut Français has chosen to include the MFF Africa in its Africa 2020 program, to offer more visibility to the films. Major media support us too, such as TV5 Monde, RFI, France 24, Voxafrica, TRACE, Mobile Journalism Africa... Then, four partners have desired to award winning directors with production grants and we would like to thank them warmly: TV5 Monde, SACEM, Yebo! and the Festival Tazama.