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Ananse Cinema  International film festival

Anciff Festival is the international event for all storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to tell the world their stories of survival and triumph over adversity. The 2020 official program will include  Short films in the categories of live-action, Drama, animation, narrative, non-narrative, experimental, and audiovisual poetry with 27 Award categories.

The Anciff Film Festival especially encourages and welcomes the entries of filmmakers allover the world who want to share their experiences in overcoming adversity or any other factor that has contributed to their growth as a person and motivated them to celebrate their existence.

 The festival is created by a crew of young independent filmmakers who want to show quality short films from around the globe.

 We invite international independent filmmakers who would like to show their work to an international jury and audience that enjoys new and unique approaches to cinema. We focus on finding diverse and alternative independent films with strong characters and story line. We encourage all filmmakers to submit their films, regardless of ethnicity, religion or worldview. The Awards of the 2020 Anciff Film Festival honors the cinematic and storytelling achievements of filmmakers around the world who collaborate and apply the unique power of the medium to share and raise the voices of hope. It is the focus of the film festival to give survivors a voice and a venue to share their life experiences


Some Facts

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Feature films

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Short films

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Festival Partners

Two Point Five Media – Content Producers, Film Director and Producer-Kenya.

Joyce Indiegu Arigi

Founder & Manager

Kuumba Media is the marketplace for African video content on demand..

Freda Frimpong


Paquita A. Hughes CEO + Producer | Rock Violet Motion

Paquita A. Hughes

Founder & Director
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