Appel à films : RapidLion 2021
septembre 2020 | Appels à contributions / candidatures | Cinéma/TV | Afrique du Sud


Jusqu’au 10 Décembre 2020 (extensions possibles)
Compétition : Oui

Conditions : Films (du monde entier).

RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival (RapidLion – Le Festival international sud-africain de cinéma) a lieu à Johannesburg. Il se veut un des rendez-vous majeurs du cinéma mondial sur le continent africain.
La 6ème édition aura lieu du 20 au 25 mars 2021, à Jo’burg, Afrique du Sud.
L’appel à films est ouvert jusqu’au 10 Décembre 2020 (avec une extension possible au 05 janvier voir 25 janvier 2020 pour les retardataires).
ATTENTION : L’inscription est payante, elle comporte des frais entre 5 à 65 dollars US, selon la date et la catégorie (inscription gratuite pour les films d’étudiants sud-africains)

Pour s’inscrire et LIRE LE REGLEMENT COMPLET (en anglais) :
Pour les cinéastes basés en China, merci de passer par S-filmmaker –

Pour toute information, merci d’écrire au Festival : [email protected]

par Thierno I. Dia
Africiné Magazine / Africultures
Crédit image : DR


December 10, 2020: Regular Deadline (with other dates)
FilmFreeway is the world’s #1 submission site across all top metrics. RapidLion uses this platform to make it easy for filmmakers to submit their films.

If you have problems submitting, please contact the festival and they’ll try to find another solution: [email protected].

Please be sure to read the Rules and Regulations carefully before you submit your film.

For filmmakers based in China, please go to S-filmmaker, the best film submission platform in Asia, to submit your film :

RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival, awards the RapidLion to winning entrants. This award is fated to be the most coveted film prize outside Europe and North America.

To be held in Johannesburg, the city with the biggest man-made forest in the world, boasting the richest square mile in Africa, with the largest diversity of creative and friendly people than most metropolises in the world, the greatest city in Africa, The South African International Film Festival, RapidLion, is where all filmmakers from Africa, the African diaspora and BRICS countries will showcase their best work.

You will enjoy some of the best after-parties ever hosted in the film fraternity, meet some of the best filmmakers that ever lived, learn from them if you participate, and leave the festival a better, more determined filmmaker than ever before.

At RapidLion, the experienced will converge with the upcoming and together find ways to lead each other towards the creation of even more magical cinema.

A RapidLion will be awarded in the following categories:
– Best Student Film South Africa
– Best Student Film BRICS
– Best International Short Film
– Best Soundtrack
– Music (Best Song)
– Film Editing
– Cinematography
– Best Actor in a Leading Role
– Best Actress in a Leading Role
– Best Humanitarian Film
– Best Documentary Feature
– Best Screenplay
– Directing
– Best of South Africa
– Best of Africa and the African diaspora
– Best of BRICS
– Best Film Overall
– The Lionel Ngakane Lifetime Achievement award.

Dates & Deadlines
August 14, 2020: Opening Date
August 31, 2020: Earlybird Deadline
December 10, 2020: Regular Deadline
January 5, 2021: Late Deadline
January 25, 2021: Extended Deadline
January 29, 2021: Notification Date
March 20 – 27, 2021: Event Date

We encourage you to read through these Terms and Conditions in full, through FilmFreeway:

Category Eligibility requirements
South African Features: South African feature films with runtimes of 60 minutes or longer.
African & African Diaspora Features: Feature films made by people born on the African continent or permanently resident in any African country and by members of the African diaspora with runtimes of 60 minutes or longer.
BRICS Features: Feature films by filmmakers from South Africa, Russia, China, India and Brazil with runtimes of 60 minutes or longer.
Documentary Features: Documentary feature films by filmmakers from any part of the world with runtimes of 60 minutes or longer.
Student Shorts: Films with runtimes of 59 minutes or less made by film students from Africa, the African Diaspora, Brazil, Russia, India and China studying in any film school in the world.
International Shorts: Films with runtimes of 59 minutes or less made by film practiotioners from all parts of the world.

In order to be eligible for consideration, submissions must be made online via FilmFreeway, FilmFreeway registration completed, and all fees paid, by the deadlines outlined below.

Any questions about these Terms should be directed to [email protected].

Thierno I. Dia
Africiné Magazine / Africultures
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