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Call for short film projects for International Script Pitch competition

Script Pitch 2017  interforum, the fringe program for professional visitors and film enthusiasts at the International Short Film Festival interfilm Berlin is again welcoming short film projects for our international Script Pitch competition. The call for projects opens on August 1 interfilm Berlin presents in cooperation with NISI MASA and daazo World of Young Cinema: […]

FREE Screenwriting Virtual Summit – 7 Days Away!

2 Days, 30 Speakers, Free Online Sign up before Aug 26! The Script Lab is launching the first ever Screenwriting Virtual Summit – a FREE weekend of lectures and interviews with Oscar-winning filmmakers and Emmy-winning TV writers! And best of all, it’s FREE to register for two days of access to this amazing content! Registration is FREE! Join us for this incredible event […]

Journalism contest seeks entries [Africa]

Deadline: August 30, 2017 Print, online and broadcast journalists can compete for a prize. The Norbert Zongo National Press Centre, based in Burkina Faso, is accepting applications for its competition. The Norbert Zongo Prize for Journalism honors excellence in investigation and research on subjects related to the political, economic, social and cultural life in Africa. Categories […]

Photo contest highlights Sustainable Development Goals

Deadline: August 30, 2017 College students around the world are invited to submit photos to this contest. The United Nations Information Center, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) and Sophia University, in partnership with Getty Images Japan, are organizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest 2017. Contestants must reflect on sustainable development from their own perspective and express […]

Best Film Grants for African Filmmakers

Grant Deadline: 14 August Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund The $1-million Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African #documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community. Grant Deadline: 18 August WorldView Development Fund Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies […]

Workshops for documentarians accepting applications

Deadline: September 01, 2017 Documentary makers can apply for a training program to help them develop their projects. The European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) is accepting applications for its 2018 workshops. The three workshops will take place March 8 to 15 in Luxembourg, in June in Poland and October in Spain. EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, already […]

Call for applications: Aspiring climate communicators workshop in Ethiopia

Deadline: August 04, 2017 Aspiring climate communicators ages 30 and younger can apply to attend this event. Climate Tracker will host the Climate Journalism Workshop late August in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop will focus on how to cover climate change and environmental issues. Contestants must write one article on the topic “paying for our climate” and then publish it in a media […]

Festival seeks films on migration

Professional and emerging filmmakers are invited to submit a film to this festival. The UN Migration Agency (IOM) will host the second annual Global Migration Film Festival Dec. 5 to 18 in several countries around the world. The festival seeks films that capture the promise and challenges of migration for those who leave their homes in […]

Call for short fiction, creative non fiction and poetry in English and Swahili

Kikwetu, a journal of East African Literature welcome submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry in English and Swahili for our fourth issue: a special, globally oriented theme issue on “Elections.” Because of the interconnectivity of our planet and the far-reaching effects of elections we are inviting writers from around the world to submit, […]

‘Poetry Slam’ Call for Entries (Kigali)

The poetry Slam event is open to everyone. Pieces you would like to present should either be in English, French or German, but you are free to choose your style of presenting. There is no competition; we will merely enjoy poetic words of different people If you are interested, please register at assistenz@kigali.goethe.org

Amplify paid fellowship selects 140 semifinalists out of 1100 applications!

The announcement of the Amplify Fellowship semi finalists slated for 7th July 2017 had been postponed to 11th July 2017 due to large number of applicants. Today, 140 successful semi finalists from Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana were contacted to proceed into the next level The successful semifinalists woke up to the following email “Good […]

Opportunity for African Writers | Submit to The Single Story Foundation Journal

The Single Story Foundation (TSSF) is currently open for submissions. The journal will be accepting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. In an email to Brittle Paper, their editors stated that their interest are in “works about Africa, Africans, and African issues from writers of African descents or those associated with Africa.” Here are the submission […]

Ouaga Film Lab 2017: Last Call!

Ouaga Film Lab 2017: Ouaga Film Lab 2017 : Last Call ! You are a West-African director or producer, and have a feature, documentary or animation film project ? You have 10 days left to submit your project online : www.ouagafilmlab.netYour project will be mentored by Balufu BAKUPA-KANYINDA (DRC), Dora BOUCHOUCHA (Tunisia), Jihan EL-TAHRI (Egypt), Mama KEITA (Guinea), […]

Berlinale Talents 2018 Call for Entries!

Applications are now open for Berlinale Talents 2018. Please spread the word and apply by September 4, 2017. Berlinale Talents is the festival’s talent development programme, offering mentoring, networking and project development for exceptional film and drama series professionals from around the world. Join us in Berlin for various talks, industry panels, screenings, pitching sessions, workshops and […]

StoryLab Academy offers training, mentorship [Africa]

Newsrooms in 12 hub cities across Africa can apply for this program. Code for Africa (CfA), Google News Lab and the World Bank’s Global Media Development Program are launching an intensive digital skills program. The StoryLab Academy will use a combination of online webinars and face-to-face learning to help newsrooms adopt new digital ways to find and tell the news. In addition […]

Thailand Short Film Competition is calling for submission

The only film competition in the world where all successful applicants get: – a return ticket to Thailand – four days accommodation in Bangkok – 30,000 Baht (almost $1000) budget for production film in Thailand. – a production van – a Thai Production assistant How to Apply – We need a team of 2 (non […]

UN video competition highlights fight against climate change

Deadline:  August 18, 2017 Anyone ages 18 to 30 can submit a video on an inspiring climate change action to this competition. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the UNDP/GEF Small Grant Program and tve are organizing the 2017 Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change. Young people are invited to make a 3-minute video about an action to combat […]

ZIFF FILM SCHOOL COMPETITION – Official Selection 2017

Hora Mama (Don’t Cry Mama) Documentary Ndimbira Claudine Sheng Kwetu Film Institute Rwanda A Ride in the Coffin Fiction Benko Pluruer Maisha Film Lab Rwanda Chebet Fiction Mwagale Waheoda Maisha Film Lab Uganda Jinxed Fiction Gary Mugisha Maisha Film Lab Uganda Homecoming Fiction Barbara Karuana AFDA South Africa Kenya The Final Border Fiction David Wayne […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Workshop on Reporting Africa-China Engagements, Ethiopia, August 2017

Reporting Africa-China Engagements in Agriculture, Industrialisation & Sustainable Development.  A joint workshop for African and Chinese journalists by the Wits Africa-China Reporting Project and the Oxfam Africa-China Dialogue Platform. Date: 23-25 August 2017 Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   Africa-China relations have witnessed rapid development over nearly two decades. What do these relations portend for the […]

Six months paid fellowship for storytellers in Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana

Apply aKoma is now accepting applications for Amplify II, the second cohort of our Fellowship for Content Creators and Storytellers in Africa. The application process will run from May 26th through July 7th Who Should Apply We are looking for originals, applicants cut from that unique creative ilk that defines an amazing creative. We are […]