Years running: 8 (since 2012)

Festival International du Cinéma Indépendant de Bafoussam

International Independent Film Festival in Cameroon.


The purpose of FICIB (International Festival of Independent Film of Bafoussam) is to promote independent film, to encourage cultural and Film diversity; to foster the 7th art by stimulating the development of quality films, to encourage co-production opportunities North-South, to discover and encourage new talent, promote meetings between film professionals from around the world.

The Selection Committee selects the films to be presented in Professional competition, Amateur Competition and Out of Competition.


  • Best Film,
  • Special Jury Prize,
  • Best animation,
  • Staging prize,
  • Best Actress,
  • Best Actor,
  • Best Screenplay,
  • Award for Best Artistic Contribution,
  • Innovation Award.


  • Films have been produced within twenty-four months preceding the Festival;
  • Films have not been previously exploited in Cameroon;
  • The priority will be given to unpublished works;
  • For all sections (competitive and noncompetitive),commercial, educational films or tutorial films are not allowed. Racist films, pornographic films, films based on gratuitous violence, or political propaganda are not allowed;
  • The presence of the director (or assistant) and the main actor (or actress) is required for films in Competition.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form;
  • Pay entry fees;
  • Send 2 DVDs with submitted film by mail. 

Selection Media Type: DVD PAL/NTSC

Screening Media Type: DVD PAL/NTSC

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: french

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Alvine Kouambo (Chair); John Samuel Tagny (Director of Communications); Ousmane Stephane (Technical Director), Sergio Marcello (Artistic Director).




Official website



Immeuble, à côté Club Tennis
B.P : 1203 Bafoussam-Cameroun 

Phone: +23733113652


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 20, 2015
  • Regular Deadline
    December 22, 2015
  • Late Deadline
    February 18, 2016
  • Notifications
    February 25, 2016
  • Event dates
    4 — 12 March 2016
Categories & Fees

Professional and Amateur Competitions. Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental Film (60 minutes minimum)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €15
  • Regular Deadline — €25
  • Late Deadline — €45

Professional and Amateur Competitions. Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental Film (60 minutes maximum)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • Regular Deadline — €15
  • Late Deadline — €30
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