International Tourism Film Festival Africa

TERMS & CONDITIONS

       The same film can only be entered into 1 category. In the process of registration it is mandatory to:

  • Complete an individual registration form for each Film, Video or Campaign;
  • There are no registration fees for the entries done through our website. Entries are free
  • There is an administration fee of $5 if entered through Film Freeway

The ITFFA has 2 competition sections: TOURISM FILMS and DOCUMENTARIES.

• Name | Full Address | Contact | Applicant |Director | Producer | Agency | Client
• Title | Goals | Synopsis | Locations | Duration | Format | Year of Production
• Production Type
• Section | Categories
Should you enter via Film Freeway we will contact you for any missing information

All films submitted to the Festival must have been produced after January 1, 2021

The official language of the Festival is English.
Registrations are accepted in any language provided that the following requirements are met:

  • Subtitles or voice-over in English;
  • Synopsis written in English (complete scripts are not accepted);
  • The film must have the subtitles inserted.

The films that you wish to enter into the ITFFA Festival:
Regardless of the date of registration, all requested materials, as well as the respective films, must be submitted to the ITFFA by 15 January 2023.
A confirmation of receipt will be sent to you within 72 hours of receipt of application

Please send all requested materials for each of the films entered. The films enrolled in the Festival must have at least the following or similar requirements:

  • Full HD (1920×1080 px), 16:9;
  • HD (1080×720 px), 16:9;
  • Video Codec: H.264;

The links of the Films (YouTube/Vimeo) must be submitted during the completion of the registration form.
Should the film exceed the allowed file size on the registration form, you can send via:
WeTransfer – www.wetransfer.com – files up to 2GB

The international jury is composed of professionals and experts from the fields of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing and Communication. If there is only 1 entry for a particular category, the ITFFA has the right to change the category or theme with your consent.  An entry can win more than 1 Award.

 In the National Competition, the jury awards prizes (1st and 2nd place) to the 2 best films in each thematic category.  There may be more than 2 prizes per category (Silver and Gold).

In the International Competition, the jury awards the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd place) of the section TOURFILM.  In the DOC section, the jury will reward the best between the number of films entered and the themes available. There may be more than 2 prizes per category.  Where there has only been 1 film entered in a category there will be no prize and may be directed to another category.

In the overall competition of the Festival, the jury also awards the following prizes:

  • Grand Prix:
    • Grand Prix ITFFA 2023
    • Grand Prix Section TOURISM FILM
    • Grand Prix Section DOCUMENTARY

The jury may award special prizes.

Winners who can’t attend the Festival and want their trophy at the end of the Festival will be able to do so. To do this, simply inform the organization and pay for the costs of processing and shipping. The amount of these expenses will be communicated to you by the organization after showing interest in obtaining the trophy. After receiving proof of payment, the trophy will be sent by post.

When registering a film in the Festival, the participant assures the ownership of all the rights inherent to the registration and the access to those same rights during the period of the Festival. The registration guarantees that the rights of use held by the authors, copyright owners and other agents involved in the production of the  film entered, with the exception of the rights protected by the companies holding the rights of exhibition, were legitimately acquired and the Festival reserves the right to use, not prevented by copyright or other rights of third parties.

When a participant registers a film, it transfers to the Festival the rights to use the entry, specifically the right to display the film in public, either in whole or in part, or to distribute it in whole or in part in “shows” or equivalents competitions. This also applies to photographs / images provided for the Festival. All use transfers mentioned above are valid internationally.

The films entered in the competition will be evaluated in advance and the winners will be notified in advance. The presence of the winning participants in the Award Ceremony is strongly recommended. The decisions of the jury are not subject to appeal. The decisions of the jury and the organization of the Festival are final and are not subject to any legal recourse.

The Festival reserves the right to reclassify the films by referring them to other categories when deemed appropriate. The Festival declines any responsibility for entries of films that are classified in the wrong category or enter the Festival registrations after the deadline stipulated for this purpose.

The Festival’s liability is limited to circumstances of wilful or negligent conduct that apply only in the event of loss or damage of a submitted work. The Festival organization accepts no responsibility for the cancellation of the Festival due to force majeure and beyond its control.

The Festival reserves the right to display the works submitted in a “show” or equivalent event and to disseminate them in a medium deemed appropriate by the Festival. This also applies to photographs / images provided to the Festival. Participants transfer all rights applicable to the Festival to the above initiatives when the film is submitted. The Festival reserves the right to use all sound and image recordings made during the Festival for advertising purposes in any  medium deemed appropriate by the Festival. The Festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.

By submitting a film to the Festival, the participant accepts the regulations of the contest and all its rules, and the participant shall be entirely responsible for any damages, whether due to his or her own rights or by third parties, caused by the use of his or her registration or by false information provided. The personal data provided will not be disclosed or assigned to third parties.

The International Tourism Film Festival Africa – ITFFA is organised in co-operation with the International Committee of Tourism Film Festivals – CIFFT.  Since 2020 the festival integrates a circuit that brings together the World’s Best Tourism Film Festivals in four continents and altogether makes this competition the most prestigious awards and recognition initiative for travel Video Marketing.

All films that win an award in the international competition’s tourism section will be part of the CIFFT ranking list.  At the end of the year, this ranking determines the Top of the World’s Best Tourism Films in each of the six thematic Rank Lists

The Thematic Categories are:  Tourism Destination – Cities, Tourism Destinations – Regions; Tourism Destinations – Countries;  Tourism Services; Tourism Products; and Independent Travel Videos

The rating is expressed on a scale from 2 to 13. The film receives points according to the award obtained in the festival.

Award NamePoints
Grand Prix13
Best Production (Best Documentary, Best Short Doc, Best Promotional, Best Commercial, Best Video Campaign)10
1st prize/Gold9
2nd prize/Silver7
3rd Prize/Bronze5
Arts & Craft (Best Director, Best Photography, Best Editing, Best Script/Storytelling, Best Original Music, Best Sound Design, etc.)5
Finalist Certificate4
Special Award/Certificate2
National Grand Prix5

Special Notes:

  1. In case that a film receives more than one award, only the highest award will be taken into account for the rank list.
  2. The awards obtained at the CIFFT candidate festivals do not count for the CIFFT Rank List.
  3. Regarding the National Competitionin some of the festival members, only the Grand Prix Winner will be taken for the CIFFT Rank List. 
  4. The CIFFT Rank List will be updated and published on CIFFT website, as authorized by each entrant, the week after the Awards Ceremony of each festival.

You can check the CIFFT Rank List through this link: www.cifft.com/ranking-list

Don’t miss the opportunity to be among the best tourism films. Check the link below to meet the other festivals that are part of the circuit.

CIFFT Festival Members
For more information about the Ranking list or the CIFFT circuit, please contact: info@cifft.com