The Wild Talk Africa Film Festival is calling on filmmakers around the world to submit their films to the prestigious Roscar Awards, the highlight of Africa’s premiere biennial wildlife and natural history film festival and conference.

RoscarsThe Roscars  – the "rhino Oscars" – are the ultimate recognition of wildlife and natural history filmmaking in Africa.


The festival attracts international delegates and leaders of the wildlife filmmaking industry, who enjoy a lively conference and top-quality film festival, as well as the natural beauty and outdoor activities South Africa offers.

Judges for the Roscar Awards – the “rhino Oscars” – include highly qualified and 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 BBC Natural History Unit.

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

Films can be submitted to a number of categories, including:

  • The Music Award
  • The Sound Design Award
  • The Cinematography Award
  • The Limited Budget Award
  • The Best Children's Natural History Production Award
  • The Best Environmental Production Award (Dedicated to the memory of Rick Lomba)
  • 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

Films can be easily submitted via the Wild Talk Africa website. The closing date for all submissions is 12 March 2013.

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