Please note that the submissions for the SOTAMBE Documentary Film and Arts Festival 2018 are now closed.

We would like to thank everyone who considered to submit their projects to our festival. Final films accepted to the Festival will be announced after the pre-screening weekend on 27 – 29 July 2018. Filmmakers of selected movies will be notified via email.

Call for Submissions to the 6th SOTAMBE DFAF 2019 will be released during the Awards night on Saturday 22 September 2018.

For more information, contact the Head of Submission Department Berret Zumbie Mwenda on +260 974 797 843 or SOTAMBE Director Martina Mwanza on +260 966 065 467. You can also send email to or

Thank you!