International Tourism Film Festival Africa

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The same film can only be entered into more than one 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 Competitions 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, 2022

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 31 January 2024.

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 x 1080 px), 16:9;                                    Audio Codec: AAC

                HD (1080 x 720 px) 16:9;                                              No copy protection and no loop

                Video Codec: H.264                                                   Delete all region and security codes

The links of the films (YouTube/Vimeo) must be submitted during the completion of the registration form.  We may request a WeTransfer if required.

The international jury is composed of professionals and experts from the fields of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing and Communications. 

If there is only one 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 one Award.

In the International Competition, the jury awards the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd Place of the Section Tourism Films. In the DOC & TV 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:

Pinnacle Prize

  • Pinnacle Prize ITFFA 2024
  • Pinnacle Prize Tourism Film
  • Pinnacle Prize Section Documentary & TV

The Jury may award special prizes.

Winners who cannot 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 organisation. You would need to 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 courier.

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 equivalent competitions.  This also applies to photographs/images provided for the Festival.  All use transfers mentioned above are valid internationally.

All copyrights and music rights of the applied works must be duly regulated.  The Festival shall not bear any costs associated with royalties or the costs of screening.  The regulated copyrights and music rights are confirmed with the applicant’s acceptance of the Terms and conditions on the application form.

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 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 circumstances beyond its control.

The Festival reserves the right to display the works submitted in a ‘Show’ or equivalent event and to disseminate them in any medium deemed appropriate by the Festival.  This also  applies to photographs/images provided to the Festival.  Participants transfer all rights applicable 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.

By submitting a film to the Festival, the participant accepts the regulations of the competition 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.

All films must comply with international publication criteria.
30 second portions of each film participating may be used by the festival committee for promotional purposes.
The festival committee will inform the winners in writing via e-mail. No information will be provided for the other participants.
The festival committee can show all participant films at all events of the festival and official festival webpage without prior notice.
Representatives of award-winning films are requested to attend the award ceremony.
Submission of the entry form to the ITFF-Africa implies unconditional acceptance of the present regulations.
The festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the festival.
The festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.
The festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.
By entering, a festival entry, the entrant, accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the festival or from false information by the entrant.