Beautiful Africa short film script competition. Deadline: 31 January 2012

An opportunity for scriptwriters who are interested in directing here:, The Africa Movie Academy Awards and Beautiful Africa are giving 20 scriptwriters the opportunity to direct their own 3 – 5 minute scripts for a documentary series promoting Africa in a positive and entertaining light.

The best scripts will receive full production support to produce, shoot and edit their films anywhere in Africa.

Enter your Film Script into the Beautiful Africa Competition here

NOTE: If you are already registered on, you can login with your same username and password at

The short films will also compete at film festivals around the world, be entered into The Africa Movie Academy Awards, and be offered to international broadcasters as fillers.

Possible topics include:

• Arts • Economy • Environment • People • Technology • Traditions • Wisdom

The aim is to change perceptions of Africa, repositioning the continent as a place of beauty and opportunity.

There are prizes for the top three completed films.

First prize: $5 000 Second prize: $2 500 Third prize: $1 000

Deadline: 31 January 2012. Finalists to be announced during The Africa Movie Academy Awards in March 2012.

3 responses to “Beautiful Africa short film script competition. Deadline: 31 January 2012

  1. Thabisa Lwando Mdyeshana

    Hi i would like to thank you for giving script writers this oppotunity. It is very difficult to get a script writing job here in South Africa. Thank you

    • Orlando Mabasso

      Hi, Thabisa; I would like to know If you submitted your script to this competition, where did you send it to and If you’ve already had a reaction from them, somehow…
      Thank you!

  2. Orlando Mabasso

    Hi! I don’t find a link to the place to enter my script. filmcontact doesn’t have a working link for and they now say the competition is closed, ene though the deadline is 31th January 2012…please help me out, I just want to have the opportunity to at least enter 😉

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