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CAFF is a completely voluntarily run event. Last year we were able to put together an exciting festival programme thanks to the fantastic work of all the volunteers involved.

We are currently looking for new volunteers to join the team! Please note that some tasks will start by September, while others will just be during the festival week. The timetable is very flexible, it depends on how many hours you can devote to the festival.

Tasks before the festival would involve the following:

- Fundraising for CAFF.

- Updating and growing presence of CAFF in social media.

- Promoting CAFF.

- Writing press releases.

- General organisation.

Tasks during the festival would include:

- Assistance in festival stand.

- Welcoming of audiences to the venues.

- Distribution of flyers and posters in the colleges and key venues.

- Lead Q&A by assisting with the microphone.

- Distribution of feedback forms after the screenings, collection of them and archive in boxes – classified folders.

- Photography (if possible and desired)

- Social Media (if possible and desired)

- Assistance with press (if possible and desired)

We are currently recruiting volunteers too for the following positions:

- Head of the Media Office: As such, you would need to coordinate a body of volunteers writing press releases, publish the newsletter (one per week during September and one per day during the festival), increase and update the press contacts list, get in touch with local journalists in Cambridge to ensure coverage of the festival and arrange interviews with guest filmmakers, artists and speakers in the festival. You would work closely with the festival director.

- Volunteers coordinator: As such, you would coordinate the body of volunteers and ensure they have the right information regarding schedule, venues, films and tasks required from them. You would be a key contact for both the festival director and deputy director, as well as for the volunteers. You need to be based in Cambridge to be considered for this position.

- Photographer of the festival: We welcome many volunteers to take photos in the different events, but there will be a main photographer that would need to send three pictures per day of each of the events, so that these can use in newsletters, website and social media. Please check our flickr for further references.

- Videographer of the festival: You would need to cover the opening, closing, and some other key events, as discussed with festival director, and produce at least three short videos of different events and one general video with highlights of the festival. Please check our VIMEO channel for further references.

- Artist liaison and Accommodation Manager: As such, you would welcome the guests in the train station and take them to the required venue or accommodation when it applies. You will also give them a welcome pack and show them around the city.

If you are interested in any of the above positions or just in being part of the volunteers team, don’t hesitate to get in touch! It would be great if you could fill in the VOLUNTEERS APPLICATION FORM and send your CV to so we can get to know you better! Thank you very much in advance.

See what our volunteers said from their experience last year!

Volunteering for CAFF

For more information, read our CAFF 2014 REPORT!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our team!

Estrella Sendra

Festival Director


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.