The 1st African Road Safety Forum is taking place 13–15 November 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. The Laser International Foundation and the Francophone Alliance for Road Safety are supporting the Forum by organizing the 1st African Road Safety Film Festival.
The 1st African Road Safety Film Festival aims to reinforce, through images and films, awareness of the dangers of road traffic and actions that can reduce the 1.25 million deaths and 50 million injuries that occur on the world’s roads each year.
More specifically, it aims to:
The categories are as follows:
These categories reflect the main priorities for road safety in African countries: vulnerable road users, pedestrian safety, security devices, helmet use, seat belts and child restraint systems, two-wheeled motorized vehicles, alcohol and drugs, emergency relief, safe infrastructure, road safety at work, sustainable mobility, and safe and intelligent vehicles.
Films must be produced in one of the Festival’s three official languages: French, English, Arabic. Films produced in other languages are eligible but should be captioned in one of the three official languages. Participation is free and registration is open from 1 September – 20 October 2018.