Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will take place from 9 February 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The East African festival is calling for submissions from across Africa for feature-length and short
fiction films, as well as feature-length and short documentaries. The entry deadline is 15 November 2013.
The inaugural edition of CNIFF that took place in November 2012 was very successful," says Abraham Haile Biru, president of CNIFF and an award-winning African cinematographer. "The overwhelmingly positive
response of the African film community and audiences encouraged us to host the festival annually instead of biennially as originally planned."
Film curator June Givanni, who has worked with the British Film Institute, Toronto International Film Festival and Focus Feature's Africa First, is the new festival director, while CNIFF's competition section will be judged by an international jury consisting of African filmmakers and leading industry professionals.
Text: Press release