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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 […]

Gardening. Glamour. Fashion. Award- Winning Displays

Gardening. Glamour. Fashion. Award- Winning Displays. Wine Tasting. Live Music. kiddie’s Corner. This year’s edition of the Backyard Gardener’s show will have all this and more….. Pic 4

Win a 12-day filmmaking trip and be mentored by a pro!

Do you dream of traveling the world with your camera and shooting in exotic locales? For this year’s Travel Film Scholarship we’re sending an aspiring travel filmmaker to capture the culture and communities of India under the mentorship of professional filmmaker, Brian Rapsey. Apply now About the assignment You’ll be flown from your country of […]

Africa 2017 Photo Competition

The story of today’s Africa – young, growing, urbanizing and tech-savvy – needs to be told. Agility, a logistics company committed to African growth and development, wants to help tell it. The Africa 2017 Photo Competition – www.africa-2017.com – is an invitation to professional and amateur photographers to  capture the vibrant, modern African reality and show […]

Call for Applications: ArtWatch Africa Response Training Workshop

Following the lessons learned during its 3-day workshops covering “Human Rights, Cultural Rights and Artist Rights,” Arterial Network, through its Artwatch Africa project and in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), will launch a new phase of training workshops to be known as “Artwatch Africa Response.” Arterial Network is […]

Call for applications: Cultural Management Training Programme

Application Deadline: 16 June 2017 One of the goals of Arterial Network is to strengthen the capacities of cultural sector actors in Africa through structuring practical and effective programmes that focus on specific cultural management skills. Since 2016, Arterial Network has established new methods and tools required for the professionalisation and development of the arts […]

Women In Film / Netflix Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres – narrative, documentary, animated and experimental. To apply for the Finishing Fund, the filmmaker must have completed 90% of principal photography and have a rough cut at the time of application. You do not have […]

Win US$10,000 for your viral fact-checking idea

May 9, 2017   TruthBuzz: The viral fact-checking contest   Fake news orbits the planet in an instant on social media. Is the truth keeping pace? We want to make sure it does. The International Center for Journalists’ global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. […]

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2017 Official Selection


Two films by Academy® nominated director to screen at KWETU this Wednesday

In a program that started a month ago, the Wednesday film screenings at KWETU have gained momentum. This Wednesday, May 24th we shall screen two films by Academy award nominee Esson Katja who will be in the house for Q&A session. (a). *FERRY TALES* Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Short, FERRY TALES exposes a secret […]

Submit your film for the 44th edition of Film Fest Ghent

Thursday 18 May 2017 Submit your film for the 44th edition of Film Fest Ghent Submit your film for the 44th edition of Film Fest Ghent Dear filmmaker, Film Fest Ghent is Belgium’s most prominent annual film event. It started in 1974 as a student’s film festival and has developed into one of Europe’s foremost film […]

Maisha Film Labs Call for Submissions 2017

“If we don’t tell our stories no one else will” May, 2017 Edition DOEN 2017 MAISHA SCREENWRITING LABS Call for Submissions Stichting DOEN will – for the third year – be funding the 2017 series of Screenwriting Labs in East Africa. Maisha will have 4 annual 8-day intensive programs in each of Maisha’s target countries (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, […]

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 is now open!

We welcome submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing (the competition is open to anyone who has not published a complete book in the category entered). Simply fill in the entry form and send it to us with your entry and fee of UK Sterling £6.00 if entering one category, £10.00 for […]


The five-writer shortlist for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced by Chair of judges, award winning author, poet and editor, Nii Ayikwei Parkes. The list includes a former Caine Prize shortistee and features a story translated form Arabic for the second time in the 18 year history of the Prize. Nii […]

Mediterranean Documentary Market

If you’re a documentary filmmaker based in either one of the 12 Mediterranean or one of the 28 EU countries, consider this documentary market where between 20 and 30 selected films pitch to TV executives and professionals. Create a unique, compelling, and personal Short Film that explores an empowering person or an optimistic story about […]