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Congolese Oscars

CongoFilmz Awards is a ceremony of excellence to recognise and celebrate the many achievements, professionalism, and creativity of Congolese in the film industry, from the Congo and around the world. This includes producers, directors, actors, designers and make-up artists. 

This initiative aims to gather Congolese working in cinematography along with their international pairs to showcase their work and exchange knowledge while networking with other industries' VIPs. This event is one of a kind specially dedicated to putting the cinema of the Congo in the limelight. It will hold during a first-class Awards ceremony organised for this purpose. ​ 

CongoFilmz Awards will take place on Saturday, August 27th, 2022 at the Fleuve Congo Hotel (by Blazon Hotel) Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and we cannot wait for you to be part of it.​ Please fill the submission form by clicking on the link below:


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The eligibility criteria for the CongoFilmz Awards are detailed in the following paragraphs.


The Film Committee will not accept any application that does not meet the criteria below. Films must have been accessible to the public for the first time between January 1, 2020 and September 24, 2022 and must not be screened simply to qualify. However, an exception is granted to Non-French Language films (NFLF) and documentaries which are eligible if they were made available to the public for the first time between January 1, 2020 and September 24, 2021. For your information, the eligibility period for the 2022 Prizes will begin on January 1, 2022.

Please note that a film released in multiple language versions will only see one version selected, we mean the original language version. For films with multiple versions that are released in reduced or extended cuts, the version that has had the most online (or theatrical) release during the eligibility period should be selected. The title of the film should be the same on the entry information and on all campaign materials as scheduled and marketed to allow transparency in the vote. The feature film categories are eligible for all African countries, with the exception of ‘Outstanding Congolese Film’ and Outstanding Debut ’, which are only reserved for Congolese films.



CONGOFILMZ is aware of problems encountered within this sector with the restrictions imposed by the covid-19 pandemic. The world of cinema is plunged into uncertainty. We continue to work with our industry colleagues through these very challenging times. This has been taken into consideration as regards the eligibility criteria for the 2022 Congo Filmz Awards are currently being launched.

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The selection of winners for the Award ceremony follows a process which is outlined briefly below to clarify nominees and members of the public:

voting process




The nomination process is as follows:

  • Entries are made by Congolese and African filmmakers from home and around the globe. This is followed by nominations from the five members of the jury which is composed of industry professionals and creative from the Congo and elsewhere.

  • The jury vote to decide who will be the winner in each category who will be given the prestigious trophies during the premium ceremony.

  • All voting members are eligible to select Special Categories and the Best Picture nominees.

Votes are carried out by the Jury Members using online ballots. The process is starting in February 2022 and all votes are tabulated by the Ministry of Justice. The announcement of nomination results will be aired on television during a live session.