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The festival selection committee is exclusively responsible for the official selection and scheduling. The selection committee has exclusive and final say on which films are selected and shown during the festival. There will be an award ceremony at the end of the Nairobi edition of the festival where awards will be given to a selection of those films screened. Films will be nominated and awarded by an independent panel of judges.
The submission of your film is not subject to any registration fee.
Each filmmaker can enter more than one film.
Films sent for selection must meet the following criteria:
Be related to the education, promotion, and/or violation of Universal Human Rights (as adopted by the United Nations [UN]) in general and/or in particular.
Be related to topics including, by not exclusively, education, sustainable development, the impact of climate change.
Have been submitted via the open call registration form.
Have been released or completed after 1st of January 2018.
Respect the aims of the festival as defined in Article 1.
Deadline for submissions
Registration ends at 23:59:59 East Africa Time (+3 GMT) on April 25th, 2021. Films submitted after this deadline will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the film selection committee.
Viewing for selection
All films must be presented in their original language (the language in which a film is or will be exhibited in its country of origin). It is for the selection committee to decide whether or not a film that does not exactly meet these criteria may participate in the Festival.
Films that are not in English (including Swahili) should be submitted with English subtitles for selection purposes. Electronic subtitles (the additional digital text file containing the time codes with each dialog corresponding to the film in .srt or .sub formats) are accepted and may be requested if your film is selected for the awards section. Please do not send copies with double subtitles. Swahili may be requested for films in English. If you do not have a copy of your film with English please contact our submissions department for additional information. Under Our Skin is not able to contribute to subtitling costs.
Duration of Films
During the festival films will be categorised by duration including credits. Films no longer than 20 minutes will be counted as short films. Films between 20 minutes and shorter than an hour will be categorised as medium length. Those which are an hour or longer will be categorised as features or long films.
The first edition of Under Our Skin 2021, Kenya will be held in Nairobi from 16th to the 25th of July 2021 in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. A subsequent four day edition will be held in Kilifi later in October 2021 (dates to be confirmed).