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Call for Film Submissions to the 4th Eko International Film Festival: Deadline 30 September 2013


 

The 4th edition of the Eko International Film Festival, Lagos, which will take place from 18-23 November, is accepting film submissions until 30 September (with late submissions accepted until 15 October 2013).  See the rules on their site or quoted below:

SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 4TH EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 18-23, 2013, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Standard Deadline: September 30, 2013.

Late Deadline: October 15, 2013.

Call For Entry Form

THE MAIN SECTIONS

Feature Film
Short Film
Fiction
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Documentaries
Student Film
1 minute short films.

ELIGIBILITY

Films must fit into one of the nine categories:Feature,Short, Fiction, comedy, documentaries, drama, Horror, Student Film 1 minute.

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.


GENERAL RULES:

Films must be submitted on DVD NTSC or PAL (please test before sending) and be available for screening on 35mm composite condition, Beta SP or Digi-Beta Video (NTSC only for festival screening).

Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Films that have played in Nigeria in a theatrical setting to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at the EKOIFF 2013.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 60 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).
Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).

One Minute Short Film Entry Requirements:

Entries must be short films of 1 minute (recommended length).
Award will be given to the best 1 minute film.
Open to any form of animation.
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 40 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, 40 minutes or less
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

SUBMISSION IS FREE

Please Note: Eko International Film Festival does not collect entry fees.
In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition.
Only films submitted will be considered for competition.

Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

Safety and piracy issue

The festival is concerned that filmmakers’ rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession’s best practice. These are inspired by the anti piracy actions taken in the USA and worldwide.

FILM COMPETITION AWARDS:

Eko International Film Festival welcomes partners and sponsors for the following prizes.

Nollywood Divas Awards

Jury Awards:

Narrative Films Awards

Documentary Films Awards

Short Film Awards

Eko International Film Festival Film Submission Agreement Form

Submissions from July 1- October 15, 2013
I, (first name:)…………………………………………………..
(last name:)…………………………………………………………..
Act as right owner hereafter described as “The filmmaker” own right for the following film (film name)…………………………..

The filmmaker grants permission to Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) and Supple Communications Limited to use clips of your film for promotional use.

The filmmaker grants the non-exclusive right for EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited to screen, exhibit and distribute your film in its entirety for any promotion or project under the festival or foundation’s name for up to one year after the 2012 festival. EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited may also actively pursue other distribution opportunities for your film.

The filmmaker grants EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited and other third parties at their discretion the right to film, videotape and/or photograph your appearance or voice for any and all marketing and promotional activities for the festival.

Your submission of an entry into the Eko International Film Festival constitutes an agreement between you and EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited, and that by submitting your film for consideration, you agree to all of these rules, terms and agreements.

Date../../2013
Name: ………………………………
Signature: …………………………

Send with your DVD to
Hope Obioma Opara
The President
Eko International Film Festival
Supple Co mm unications Limited
1, Bajulaiye Road,
Morocco Bus Stop
Shomolu, Lagos,
Nigeria.
Email: submissions@ekoiff.org

PS: ONLY SPONSORED PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.

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Nollywood Up training, Lagos, Application Deadline 20 November 2012


We apologize for the late posting of this, but it was just brought to our attention. Here is an opportunity to attend a free one week film training workshop in Lagos, with Nollywood UP. You can focus on directing, cinematography, the business of film, sound, scriptwriting, production design, editing (one day intensive workshop) or acting (one day intensive workshop). To apply online, click on this link. Note that there are two application essays so best not to wait until the last minute to apply.

Nollywood UP Training

The Nollywood UP Training is the first phase of the Nollywood UP, a partnership between Lagos State Government, Nollywood Workshops and the Coalition of Nollywood Guilds and Associations. Our team will provide cutting-edge film training to professional Nigerian filmmakers in the interest of building capacity industry-wide.

Filmmakers will be selected to participate through a competitive and transparent application process that considers their experience, skills and willingness to train others.

Professional filmmakers and instructors from the Nollywood Workshops training staff will facilitate intensive Master Classes in the areas of Cinematography, Directing, Sound, The Business of Film and Distribution, Screenwriting, Editing and Acting. The Nollywood UP Training team includes seasoned Hollywood and Nollywood filmmakers and film educators, including Director Tunde Kelani, Cinematographer Ed Gutentag (War of the Worlds, Austin Powers, Forrest Gump), Director Kunle Afolayon, Actor Ekpenyong “Kepy” Bassey-Inyang, Screenwriter Lee Zlotoff (MacGyver), and Producer Robert Caputo (National Geographic) among others.

Training Information

The Nollywood UP Training will take place in Lagos Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 7th, from 9am to 5pm. Applications close November 20, 2012.

This training is free for all attendees. Lunch and snacks will be served, materials will be provided. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

iRep Documentary Film Festival, March 22-25, Terra Kulture, VI, Lagos


Following on yesterday’s post, from iRep:

iREP DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (MARCH 22-25) BEGINS 9AM TODAY AT TERRA KULTURE, VI LAGOS: AN INVITE

The second edition of the iREPRESENT Documentary International Film Festival (iREP DOCU-FEST) opens at 9am TODAY (Thursday March 22) at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage Street, VI, Lagos.

Running for four days – March 22-25 – at both the Terra Kulture, and Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, the festival is attracting about 20 international filmmakers from Europe and parts of Africa, and about 50 Nigerian filmmakers and cine enthusiasts.

The yearly IREP Docu-fest is conceptualised on the thematic framework: AFRiCA IN SELF CONVERSATION. This second edition would explore the theme: DEMOCRACY AND CULTURE: THE DOCUMENTARY FILM INTERVENTION.

A sub-theme of the film fest is tagged, IS NOLLYWOOD DOCUMENTARY? Aand it is designed to open new vistas of production opportunities and possibilities to the Nigerian film maker.

The formal opening this morning will feature a keynote entitled ‘AFRICAN CINEMA AND THE FRONTIERS OF DOCUMENTARY’, and will be presented by renowned anthropologist, and filmmaker, Prof Jean Paul Collyen, Director of the institute of African Arts, Paris.

The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion on the state of African cinema today.

The opening will feature the iREP HALL OF FAME Award to four eminent Nigerians, who have contributed to the discipline of documentary filmmaking in the country: FRANCIS OLADELE, SANDRA OBIAGO, CYRIL OKONKWO AND YUSSUF MAMMAN.

The festival’s official film: AN AFRiCAN ELECTION by Nigerian/Swiss director, Jarreth Merz, will be screened at 11am today at the Terra Kulture, VI; while the Star Film, THE EDUCATION OF AOMA OBAMA, directed by Germany-based Nigerian/Welsh Branwen Okpako will be screened at 8pm at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos.

In its four-day duration, iREP 2012 will feature screenings and discussions at Terra Kulture each day from 10am-5pm (Thursday to Saturday) and screenings from 7pm-11pm (Thursday to Saturday); and from 10am-10pm on Sunday at Freedom Park’s outdoor theatre only.

The festival will screen about 30 films in its four-day duration and stage workshops and training in Production, camera works, scriptwriting among others. (Please see attached Programme schedule).

This year’s festival is in partnership with Goethe Institut and AG DokumentarFilm (German Association of Independent Producers), both of which are facilitating the participation of a host of international filmmakers who would be presenting films, conducting training workshops and participating in a PRODUCERS FORUM of producer at 3pm at the Terra Kulture.

Please join us at this feast of Documentaries.

Where is the Market for Documentary Films, Terra Kulture, Lagos, 25 March, 12 noon


Press Release:
Where Is The Market For Documentary Films
The Committee For Relevant Art (CORA) is presenting the 90th Art Stampede on Sunday, March 25, with the theme: Where Is the Market For Documentary Films?  It will hold from 12.noon, at Terra Kulture, the Nigerian Cultural Centre, on Victoria Island.
The art stampede is a quarterly, discursive forum around the arts and culture production. This edition is being held, in collaboration with iREP, under the aegis of the iREP Documentary Film Festival. It will feature a keynote address by Sandra Obiago, Founder/Director of Communicating For Change and a panel of discussants including the filmmakers Mahmoud Ali-Balogun and Charles Novia.
The “creative treatment of actuality” has been commercially successful at the box office, elsewhere in the world. Works like Fahrenheit 9/11, Super Size Me, Food, Inc., Earth, March of the Penguins, and An Inconvenient Truth have put good money in their producers’ pockets. Can this happen here? What is the mindset of the broadcast houses? Even if they are interested, does this necessarily translate to living wages for the producer? This edition of the art stampede will look at the economics of documentary film making and ask a key question: can this vocation be a career pursuit? Can documentary filmmaking pay its way in Nigeria? What are the possible distribution outlets? What is the role of broadcasting?
There will be, as always, an interactive conversation with the audience that’s expected to include film and communications students, filmmakers, professional broadcasters; TV’s programme managers, cultural affairs officers in government, writers, dancers, visual artists as well as the general public.

Creative Expo, Lagos, Nigeria, 4-7 December


The Creative Expo in Lagos, Nigeria, sponsored by the British Council, Africa Channels, and Cool 96.9 FM

 aims to cover a range of activities that will present an opportunity for creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria to raise the profile of the creative economy, through showcases and platform for trade and collaboration.

The event will also provide opportunities for information exchange and networking between creative businesses in the UK and Nigeria, capacity building, access to services/ support in the creative industry and policy dialogue to support the growth of the Nigerian creative industry.

So whether you are a creative individual, association or organisation in the above sectors, take advantage of the opportunity:

–      To receive the training and support you need for a business you are just starting out, or ready to take to the next level;

–      For trade and collaboration

–      To make your voice count in how the Nigerian creative industry is shaped 

Sectors

§      Advertising

§      Architecture

§      Heritage and Museums 

§      Crafts

§      Design

§      Designer Fashion

§      Film and Video

§      Software and computer games

§      Music

§      Visual Arts including photography

§      Performing arts – Drama, dance etc

§      Publishing including electronic

§      Television

§      Radio

The event presents an opportunity to:

·      Grow your business and develop your self,

·      Sell your product / services,

·      Network with other creative industry practitioners and

·      Participate in dialogue sessions with government and private sector! 

Dates 

4th December – Pre Event networking session for International and VIP Pass Holders

5th, 6th and 7th December 2011

Venue

Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos

For more information, please visit the event website:http://www.creativeexponigeria.org

Register early to ensure you get a place for the exciting sessions lined up!

EVENT Programme:

December 4

2.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Registration for international and VIP Delegates

6.00p.m – 9.00p.m        Pre Event Networking for International and VIP Delegates featuring presentation by UK Trade and Investment Department on Doing Business in the UK

December 5

7:00a.m -9:00a.m          Registration

9:00a.m – 9.30a.m        Welcome: David Higgs, Country Director, British Council Nigeria 9.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Keynote Speech 1

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Keynote Speech 2

10.30a.m – 12.00p.m     Panel Discussion: Creative Industry opportunities for an emerging economy

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Policy Frameworks that support thriving creative economies

4.40p.m – 6.00p.m        Professional Clinics: Music, Fashion and Film Businesses

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Music and Fashion Industry showcase

December 6

Different strand options available for various interest areas  

Strand 1 – The Creative Entrepreneur

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Intellectual Property and Copyright

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: The Creative Economy in the Digital Space

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

Strand 2 – The Public Sector in the Creative Economy

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Public Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Private and Public sector synergies for Creative Economy Development

4.00p.m – 4.30p.m        End

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

 

Strand 3 – The Private Sector in the Creative Economy

9.00a.m – 12.00p.m      Seminar: Public Sector Development Models for the Creative Industries

12.00p.m – 1.00p.m      Break

1.00p.m – 4.00p.m        Panel Discussion: Private and Public sector synergies for Creative Economy Development

4.00p.m – 4.30p.m        End

4: 30pm – 6:00pm         Professional Clinics: Advertising, Architecture, Visual Arts and Photography

8.00p.m – 10.30p.m      Film Industry showcase

Note: Strand 2 and 3 will merge for the afternoon session

December 7

09.00a.m – 09.30a.m     Presentation: Mapping Nigeria’s Creative Economy

09.30a.m – 10.00a.m     Presentation: Opportunities and Challenges of the Nigerian Creative Entrepreneur

10.00a.m – 10.30a.m     Presentation: The Public Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy

10.30a.m – 11.00a.m     Presentation: The Private Sector in the Nigerian Creative Economy

11.00a.m – 1.00p.m      Q and A

1.00p.m – 2.00p.m        Break

2.00p.m – 5.00p.m        Panel led Action Planning

8.00 p.m – 10.00p.m     Closing Gala

In Short Film Festival, Silverbird Galleria, Lagos, 13-15 October. Free Masterclass with German Director Lothar Herzog


This from the Africa Movie Academy Awards Facebook site:

In-Short Film Festival, Lagos, will be held at Silverbird galleria VI and NFC cinema (old film unit) Obalede road, Ikoyi from Thursday 13- Sat 15th October for In-Short 2011. A short film festival showcasing the most exciting short films from Nigeria and the rest of the world. Entry is free!!

To register for the Masterclass on Short film production for free by German Director, Lothar Herzog, call 08023015604

Advanced Film Television Training Africa 3-day Masterclasses with Tunde Kelani and Jack Conroy, Lagos, October 24-30, 2011


Advanced Film Television Training Africa  (AFTTA) announces two masterclasses:

Masterclass: From Script to Screen with Tunde Kelani N35,000

AFTTA are proud to announce a Masterclass with renowned cinematographer and Director Tunde Kelani. This master class will focus on story development, script breakdown, budgeting crew and casting, location set up, financing and production techniques and distribution. A definite introduction to producing high quality low budget films in Nigeria for cinematic release

Participant Profile:
This master class is aimed at producers, directors and production people of drama film and television feature and series.

and

Masterclass: Advanced Cinematography with Jack Conroy N40,000

Participant Profile:
This master class is aimed at Video Camera Operators,Camera Assistants, lighting and Directors of drama film and television feature and series.

Course Profile:
This master class will focus on script breakdown, blocking and staging, use of grip, tracks dolly and jib. A hands on workshop covering lighting and camera techniques to create dramatic effects and get the most of your actors and script.
This master class will guide you to create stunning and memorable images that are used to enhance any story.

Classes will hold for 3 days each on October 24-26, and 28-30. Apply quickly, as classes are filling up.

To apply, fill out the form on their website.

The biographies of Tunde Kelani and Jack Conroy are as follows:

TUNDE KELANI

A legend in the Nigerian Film industry Tunde Kelani belongs to a set of Nigerian directors who combine well-trained professionals with the latest technology to produce high quality films that adhere to international standards. Kelani has distinguished himself as one of the most experienced film makers in Nigeria, by his work in the 1980s as a celluloid cinematographer for Nigerian television and film productions. Since establishing Mainframe Productions in Oshodi, Lagos in 1992, Kelani has consistently released films like ‘Thunderbolt’ and ‘Saworoide’, which have become favourites in Yoruba households across Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

JACK CONROY

A legend in the Irish Film industry Jack Conroy has shot more than 20 international feature films while also working regularly in television. He is best known for his stunning cinematography on the Oscar winning and nominated films My Left Foot and The Field, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Richard Harris, respectively.
When one looks at the list of people that have been portrayed by his camera, it reads like a virtual who’s who of the world’s greatest stars. Sophia Loren, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lambert, Sir John Mills, James Coburn, Pierce Brosnan, Burt Reynolds, George. C. Scott, Bob Hoskins, John Hurt, Richard Harris, Angela Lansbury, Harvey Keitel, and Omar Sharif to name a few.

AFTTA is an organization that

 works nationally and internationally with recognised industry experts in the film, television and digital media sector to ensure high quality training opportunities are made available to professionals working in Africa. These training programmes are set to international standards and designed to respond to emerging industry needs.

For more information, see the AFTTA website.