An opportunity for scriptwriters who are interested in directing here:
FilmContact.com, 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 herehttp://www.ufilm.tv/enter
NOTE: If you are already registered on FilmContact.com, you can login with your same username and password at http://www.ufilm.tv
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.
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(As posted on H-Net West Africa)
AFRICA IN MOTION SHORT FILM COMPETITION
For the third year, the Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival is inviting
African filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 minutes for the
festival’s short film competition. In order to target the competition
specifically towards young and emerging African film talent, filmmakers
who enter a film for consideration must not have completed a
feature-length film previously. Films entered must have been completed in
2007 or after.
A shortlist from all the entries will be selected and announced by the end
of August 2010. From this shortlist, the competition winner will be chosen
by a high profile jury and announced at an awards ceremony at the Africa
in Motion festival in October 2010. The jury will consist of local and
international film specialists and established African filmmakers.
All shortlisted films will be screened at the festival. In addition to the
overall first prize selected by the jury, an audience choice award will be
selected by the audience at the screenings and announced at the end of the
The deadline for short film competition entries has been extended to 14 June
2010. Please see our website www.africa-in-motion.org.uk for full submission
guidelines and to download the entry form. Please read carefully through the
submission guidelines and email the festival co-directors Lizelle
Bisschoff and Stefanie van de Peer with further enquires at:
Stefanie van de Peer
Africa in Motion Film Festival