UPDATE: 26 August 2011: Deadline now extended to 9 September. for the short film script competition
Homevida, an “initiative of the Public and Private Development Center (PPDC), a Nigerian Citizenship sector organization that seeks to assist and empower ordinary citizens to participate in governance and development” calls for nominations “for its feature film Awards and entries for the short film script competition in the following prize categories”:
The Family Friendly film prize (endowed by the National Film and Video Censors Board)
The winning film must be:
a) A film suitable for children or family viewing and
b) That captures the heritage, diversity and challenges of Nigeria and Nigerians OR
c) Depicts the moral values common to Nigeria
d) Have a storyline that is believable, realistic, dramatic and entertaining
The Due Process Film prize (endowed by the Bureau for Public Procurement)
The winning film must be a film:
a) A story encouraging integrity, true competition, transparency, accountability, especially amongst contractors and government officers OR
a) Showing interactions between stakeholders in the procurement process OR
b) Depicting due process as a standard for human conductOR
c) Comparing those who remain with the old practices of bribery, influence peddling, forgery, contract abandonment and use of fake materials and a new breed of contractors who are professional and competitive
d) Reasonably modeling the new procurement framework; its dos and don’ts.
The Faith Film Prize* (endowed in honour of Late Pastor Don Igwe)
The winning film must be:1.A film that models individual citizens involvement in promoting the virtues of honesty, transparency, integrity and accountability as an expression of the Christian faith OR2.A film depicting individuals sense of duty to society and one another as a way of serving God3. The story must be believable, realistic, dramatic and entertaining.
The Public Conduct Film Prize (endowed by Code of Conduct Bureau)
The winning film must
a) Depict life in Public service in Nigeria and
b) Models what is right and wrong in conflict of interest situations and ethical implications of gift, OR
c) A film that portrays the consequences of choices that public servants make OR
d) Show (positive) effects of integrity reforms
e) Have a storyline that is believable, realistic, dramatic and entertaining.
To be eligible for entry all films must:
1. Have been produced in Nigeria
2. Be a drama film
3. Be between 60mins and 120mins
4. Technically be of broadcast standards with clear sound and vision
5. Be realistic, dramatic and entertaining
6. Produce documentation to show clearance of music rights, script and talent
7. Show evidence of registration with NFVCB (if the film has been released)
8. Be made by filmmakers who are 18 years and above
9. Have its Producer, Director and Screenwriter registered with the relevant industry guild or association.
10. Meet individual criteria for the prize being applied for
To nominate a film:
1. Complete an application form online
2. Include a synopsis of your nominated film in no more than 300 words
3. Send biographies of key production personnel (if known)
*When Carmen McCain, coordinator of the Hausa Home Video Resource Centre requested for more information on the awards, Homevida clarified that the scripts submitted must be in English and that the “faith film prize”, which is “endowed in honour of Late Pastor Don Igwe” is only for Christian faith films. The representative of the National Film and Video Censor’s Board at the Nollywood conference in Lagos where the call for scripts was announced clarified that they would welcome endowments and sponsorships for prizes from other faith traditions….