The deadline for wildlife filmmakers to submit their completed projects to the 2013 Wild Talk Africa Film Festival's prestigious Roscar awards is fast approaching, with the closing date for entries on 12 March.

Roscars

The Roscars – the "rhino Oscars" – are the highlight of Wild Talk Africa, Africa's premiere wildlife and natural history film festival and conference, held every two years. The festival attracts international delegates and leaders of the wildlife filmmaking industry, who enjoy a lively conference and top-quality film festival experience, as well as South Africa's natural beauty and exciting range of activities.

Judges for the Roscars judges include well-known local and international professionals in the filmmaking industry with representation from leading natural history companies and broadcasters such as National Geographic, Animal Planet and the BBC Natural History Unit.

Roscar award winners will be announced at a high profile black-tie gala event, recognising filmmakers for their outstanding contribution to the continued growth and advancement of this essential genre of film.

Films can be submitted for the following categories:

•The Music Award

•The Sound Design Award

•The Cinematography Award

•The Limited Budget Award

•The Best Children's Program Award

•The Best Environmental Production Award

•The Expedition/Adventure Award

•The Short Film Award

•The Best Presenter Award

•The New Media Award

•The Editing Award

•The Best Script Award

•The Best Series Award

•The Best 3D Film Award (new category)

•Best Newcomer Award

•Best African Production Award

•The Best of the Fest Award

To submit your film, visit www.wildtalkafrica.com. For more information email roscars@wildtalkafrica.com.