About The Awards

The climax of AFIDF calendar is the African International Documentary Awards. Intends to be the biggest documentary award of African content and one of the brightest awards in the film industry.

The winners of each category are announced and celebrated on the night of the event during a live broadcast.

The ceremony also showcases Africa’s best musical, dance, and drama performances.

How To Enter

The African International Documentary Awards has three phases that ensure the best nominees are selected for each category.

AFIDF Screening Faculty and Jurors

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Awards judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. Integrity in this process lies at the heart of what we do.

The screening faculty is made up of Media professionals, The Academia, Seasoned film makers, Documentarians from across the globe. This is an unbiased team and is saddled with the mantle of ensuring the best documentaries are shortlisted into the right categories and the final winners are the best from the final cut.

AWARD Categories

This is a comprehensive list of categories for the African International Documentary Awards;

Best Documentary
Best Male Documentarian
Best Female Documentarian
Brightest Emerging Documentarian (Male & Female)
Best Documentary Story & Voice over Narration
Best Documentary North Africa
Best Documentary Southern Africa
Best Documentary Western Africa
Best Documentary East Africa
Best Documentary Central Africa
Best Documentary from the Caribbean Island
Documentary with Best Screen Play
Best Journalistic Story

Best Sound Track and Theme Song
Best Science and Health Based Documentary
Best Wildlife Documentary
Best Sports Documentary
Best Business Documentary
Best Societal Development Documentary
Best Diaspora Documentary
Best Television Station (North, Central, East, West, Southern, and Diaspora)
Best International Documentary TV Station of the Year
Best Journalistic Story (Male & Female)
Audience Choice Awards

NB: All participants will be awarded with a certificate of participation and will be given an opportunity to be partners in reaching our goals. Participants will be invited to be members of the club and be ambassadors of AFIDF in their respective countries and communities.