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13 October 2009

Call for submissions Africa film for IFFR 2010

Please read this message from the organisers of the IFFR Rotterdam International Film Festival:


We are happy to announce an unusual "festival within the festival" devoted to African cinema at the next IFFR Rotterdam International Film Festival 2010 which will occur from January 27 to February 7, 2010.

For this unique event we are actively seeking submissions from throughout the African continent in order to present a strong representation for as many African countries as possible. The festival will have a strong concentration in seldom seen African classics as well as contemporary films from all over the continent. There will be concentrations of short films by country as well as animations and documentaries. The festival will also feature new media installations and video art as well as performances that engage cinema, i.e. African musicians and storytellers performing with silent films and other manifestations of performing with projections with VJs and dancers...

The State Theatre (Schouwburg) of Rotterdam will be transformed into a lively African market for several consecutive days with multiple venues springing up throughout the multi-tiered space to accommodate a range of alternate activites and environments.

We would like to urge you to submit your new film for inclusion or inform those who should also be aware for what promises to be a unique forum for African films.

Please send submissions a.s.a.p to:

African Marketplace
International Film Festival Rotterdam
P. O. Box 21696
3001 AR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Be sure to clearly indicate "African Marketplace" when addressing the mail.

Alice Smits and Lee Ellickson

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