African Diaspora Cinema Festival

The second edition of the African Diaspora Cinema Festival is coming up on the 6th to 8th of July 2018 in the beautiful cultural city of florence at the prestigious Villa Romana. The first edition of ADCF took place at the Cinema Odeon florence on the 4th november 2013.
ADCF’s vision is to raise awareness about Africa Cinema, its vast potentials and the socio-economic impact it has not only on african economies but gradually expanding to other parts of the world’s economy as well. Our aim is to use cinema to create a revolution that will change the social and economical horizon of Africa, by creating the way to the countless number of films produced in Africa and by the African diaspora filmmakers.

“Stop Human Trafficking” is the theme of African Diaspora Cinema Festival, is a theme that draws on the principle that being African is a bond that goes beyond geography, birth or lineage; as people of African origin are spread across the globe and Africa is also proud home to many non-Africans. Africa has been able to capture the world’s attention through its ancient cultural heritage and beginnings of civilization. With films it will have the power to connect people from around the world.

Film is a powerful platform that is better able to attract and engage people in constructive activity and providing enjoyment, enlivening spaces and enriching lives. Film and art can lead to a better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles.

ADCF is rising from the ashes in a difficult moment in which cops of thousands of Africans flow like water in the mediterranean sea. In a moment of racial tolerance, in a moment people are not only rebelling about the lack of jobs, but equal opportunity and fairness before the law. Also in a moment our stories are not being heard nor told in public spaces.

Awards & Prizes
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Film
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Best Cinematography
Best Sound
Best Costume
Audience Award

Rules & Terms
Films must fit into one of the three categories: Feature Film, Short Film, Short Documentaries. All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English, films with subtitles in italian are also accepted.

Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films selected must be submitted on DVD Bluray, and be available not later than 30th of May 2018 for screening during the African Diaspora Film Festival. Films produced before 2015 will not be accepted to the festival.

Feature length Films must not be less than 70 minutes (recommended length 100 minutes).
Films must be short narratives of not less than 10 minutes (recommended length 40 minutes).
Films must be Short Documentaries not less than 25 minutes (recommended length 50 minutes). Please include a concise and complete press kit.

Only films selected will be considered for competition. DVD bluray, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.


Films from the Washington Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair