African female filmmakers, producers, directors, writers, DOPs and animators in Africa and the Diaspora are invited to submit their films for the inaugural HER AFRICA Film Festival.

A celebration of the African female filmmaker, the festival will be hosted by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) at independent Johannesburg cinema The Bioscope on 28 and 29 October.

Submissions are open for works created between 2012 and 2016, and need not be exclusively female focused, but should reflect how women engage with the medium and view the world.

Selected filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A sessions at screenings, and those resident outside Johannesburg will be able to apply for scholarships to attend their screenings.

The organisers are looking for feature fiction films and documentaries as well as short films, animations, web series and music videos.

  • Hi-resolution mp4's or H.264's can be submitted via We Transfer or Dropbox using the e-mail
  • DVD flash drives can be submitted to the following postal address:

ATTENTION: Sara Chitambo
IAWRT South Africa
Block D, 257 Brooklyn Road
Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181

The closing date for submissions is 23 September. For inquiries, e-mail

Source: staff reporter

Contact the Gauteng Film Commission