An exciting addition to FAME Week Africa in 2023 is the FAME Film Shorts Festival, an independent film festival dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent filmmakers from across Africa. 

The festival, 7 to 9 September, showcases films that demonstrate innovation, creativity, and quality across seven categories. Our Jurors are trailblazers within the industry and share the same goal to screen films that will impress and inspire.

The FAME Film Shorts Festival is about showcasing African thought-provoking cinematic creativity and not only attracts the public, but agents, talent scouts, production company representatives, distributors, and established producers, all of whom are searching for inspiring projects and raw talent.

Submissions close: May 30, 2023


  • Best Narrative Short Film 
  • Best Documentary Short Film 
  • Best Animated Short Film
  • Best Experimental Short Film
  • Best Student Short Film 
  • Best I&D Short Film
  • Best Music Video