The longest running African film festival in the UK is excited to open for film submissions from Tuesday 7 April until Wednesday 1 July 2015.

We accept submissions from African filmmakers living on the continent, based on any topic, and also welcome submissions from the diaspora and any non-African filmmakers whose films relate to Africa. Priority will be given to submissions from African filmmakers or productions, both from the continent or diaspora.

Download the Submissions Form for CAFF 2015 and send it to



Last November the Cambridge African Film Festival celebrated its 13th edition, with a special focus on South African film, as part of the South Africa at 20 Tour. This season continues until April across the UK. CAFF 2015 will be announcing dates and calling for submissions very soon! In the meantime, make sure you join us for the South African film screenings!

CAFF is very pleased to be hosting a FREE screening at one of the most popular pubs in Cambridge, the Cambridge Brewhouse, as part of the South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour.  In this case, we will be screening Hear Me Move, the first South African street dance film, which screened in closing evening the 13th Cambridge African film festival, and whose choreographer and director were with us in a Q&A following the screening.

The endearing and highly entertaining Hear Me Move tells the story of Muzi, the son of an amazing pantsula dancer, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery in order to learn the truth about his father’s death and come to terms with his own identity. But will Muzi embrace his destiny and become the man he is meant to be? Hear Me Move is an exciting new South African feature film, creating a local challenge to a genre that includes such well-loved films as Fame and Step Up.

About the South Africa at 20 Freedom Tour

2014 marked the 20th anniversary of democracy and freedom in South Africa. To commemorate this landmark date, South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour, a season of South African cinema, will take place from October 2014 to April 2015 at venues across the UK. The tour will host a total of 120 screenings throughout the season, across 40 different locations. The films are complemented by an extensive educational and outreach programme, including workshops and discussions, school and pop-up screenings. The tour will also support the Afrovibes season of live South African performance, taking place in venues across the UK from Oct to Nov 2014. The tour is supported by the British Film Institute, awarding funds from the national lottery, and the South African Season in the United Kingdom 2014 & 2015. The SA-UK Seasons is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, South Africa, and the British Council.

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After the enormous success of the 2014 festival, we are in the midst of planning for 2015.  We’ll announce details shortly.