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AAFF Student Film Festival

 AAFF Student Film Festival

The Architect Africa Film Festival has been recognised and enjoyed by many as a top quality event bringing together built environment professionals, students and the public. The selected films are highly rewarding and enjoyable; and have raised pertinent issues, encouraged discussion, and facilitated interaction between audience members and filmmakers since 2007

The primary objective of the Online Film Competition is to generate short films, no longer than 15 minutes, focused on built environment issues facing South Africa, Africa and cities around the world that face similar developmental challenges. that will challenge and educate individuals and communities. These films will be made available on public platforms to increase accessibility, through  on line screening, and public screenings at UIA 2014, and DIFF

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Deadline 11 July 2014

The competition is open to everyone interested in communicating their ideas on their cities, architecture and built fabric; both formal and informal.

Through its focus on developing urban contexts and voices/narratives, the competition theme will also speak to the UIA 2014 DURBAN Congress themes of Resilience, Ecology and Values
A selection of the top films  from the Online  Film Competition will be screened at the AAFF Film Festival, held at UIA 2014.  The AAFF Online film competition is open to everyone interested in communicating their ideas on their cities, architecture and built fabric.  ?The project intention is to maximise the exposure of people to acquiring greater understanding of  the interactive relationship between people and place- making, people and space, people and architecture, through relevant film content and the creative use of space for showing these films.

The AAFF Film Festival is working in collaboration with the Durban International Film Festival. South Africa’s largest and longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, presents its 35th edition from 17 to 27 July 2014. This year, the ten day celebration of world class cinema will see over 200 screenings of new films from South Africa, the continent and the world, with a number of world premiere screenings of local and international films.

The Finalists of the AAFF Competition stand a chance to be screened alongside some of the top local and international films as part of the DIFF.

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