Entry Criteria


KILAF primarily sets out to create an atmosphere of constructive and profitable engagements amongst key players in the academia, broadcasting, filmmaking, film marketing, exhibition and distribution with the sole aim of advancing the African art of storytelling. Do you feel you should join us in this premier edition of KILAF?

  1. All legal clearances including, but not limited to, talent, music or stock/video footage are the responsibility of the filmmaker. And that, KILAF reserves the right to use clips or still photographs from any film selected for the festival publicity.
  2. The deadline for competition entry is 25TH September, 2019.
  3. Year of completion must be between 2008 to 2019.
  4. Films for premiere at the Kano Indigenous Language Film Market and Festival (KILAF) must be completed by 2018/2019.
  5. Entries accepted for exhibition at KILAF will not be accepted on DVD or Blue-Rays discs. Rather, will be requested to submit copies in these formats: HDCAM, Digi Beta, DCP or Apple ProRes formatted digital file.
  6. All entry films must be sub-titled in English.
  7. All entries must include:
  • A preview screener
  • A completed entry form
  • A press kit
  • A credit list


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my film qualifies for the festival?

The only way you can know about whether your film is eligible for this contest is when your movie has been assessed by the Preview Team of the festival you will be notified accordingly.


The major stakeholders of this festival are African indigenous language filmmakers, exhibitors, distributors, academics, broadcasters, public and private sector.


You can register by visiting entry submission link on the menu bar; Click the link below the description and submit your movie via film free way.


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