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Film Africa Travel Grants

Film Africa Travel Grants


The Royal African Society, in partnership with the British Council, offers African filmmakers the opportunity to apply for funding to attend premier UK film festivals where their work has been invited to screen in 2019 and 2020.


  • Applicants must have a project selected by at least one of the participating festivals on the key festivals list.
  • At the time of application, applicants must be citizens of an African country (applicable to the 54 countries in the continent) and have been resident on the continent for a minimum of two consecutive years.
  • In line with the British Council’s Arts Strategy in Africa, priority will be given to filmmakers aged 18-35.
  • The focus of this scheme is on short form work (length up to 30 minutes), including virtual reality, immersive storytelling experiences and installations. However, first and second features will also be considered.


Successful applicants may be awarded up to £2,500 to cover international travel (including visas), accommodation and subsistence costs for their visit to the UK.