Film Festival

January 30, 2016 10:56 am Published by

Our film festival is dubbed the KingstOOn International Animated Film Festival (KIAFF), and is a mix of competitive and curated content. Focused on uncovering and highlighting Afrodescendant themes, the KIAFF is open to everyone animated film-maker and/or special effects engineer, and invites entries under the categories of:

  • Special Effects
  • International Student Film
  • International Short Film
  • International Feature Film

Of note, there will also be a People’s Choice Award for the festival.


Participating in the Festival

To be a part of the KIAFF competitively, you MUST first register as a competitor at and then you will receive the instructions on how to complete your submissions.

If you have reviewed the rules, and can’t seem to find a spot for your film/work – you may submit your material for curation and/or special screening. Just click here for our special contact form.

Of note, we also encourage our competitors to check out and make use of If you are already a FilmFreeway user, or you prefer to use their service, KingstOOn allows submissions via the platform:


Submit to the festival using


Our Festival’s Rules

As a participant in the KIAFF there a few rules that we will ask that you follow. Please review the full list of our regulations and the rules governing the KIAFF before entering. If you have any questions and/or concerns – do not hesitate to contact us.

Here’s a quick look at some of our regulations and rules:

  • Content submitted to previous instances of KingstOOn is not allowed
  • Submissions for all competitions and categories OPEN NOVEMBER 30, 2015
  • Submissions for all competitions and categories CLOSE JANUARY 31, 2016 FEBRUARY 07, 2016
  • Official Selections for the KIAFF will be announced on FEBRUARY 08, 2016 FEBRUARY 16, 2016
  • Entrant(s) may ONLY have one (1) submission in the Film Festival
  • Entrant(s) may be from anywhere in the world. There are no geographical limitations in the Film Festival.
  • Submissions must have been completed within the last twelve (12) months. There is no limitation as to when the project was started.
  • The People’s Choice Award goes to the Film Festival submission with the most votes across the duration of the event