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Morland writing scholarships available [Africa]

Nonfiction and fiction writers can apply for a grant. The Miles Morland Foundation awards annually a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa or whose parents were born in Africa. Fiction scholars will receive GBP18,000 (US$23,879), paid over a period of up […]

Job Opportunity: Script Writer

Session Script Writer Urunana Development Communication (Urunana DC) Urunana Development Communication is a fully registered Non Government Organization (NGO) specialized in development communication strategies focusing mainly at improving health and social welfare of the Rwandan population using the behaviour and social change communication approach. Website: http://www.urunanadc.org URUNANA DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION P.O BOX 2774, KIGALI, RWANDA RECRUITMENT […]

Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa

If there’s one thing Africans do really well, it is the ability to laugh at themselves! Taking advantage of Africans’ humorous streak, and incredible storytelling abilities, Cartoon Network Africa is proud to announce the launch of their brand new initiative, Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab, an African venture designed to bring innovative, local short form […]

Call for projects: Biennale College Cinema

La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, announces the Call for the Biennale College –Cinema International, which opens today, Tuesday May 8th 2018, in the website collegecinema.labiennale.org (the Call will remain open through July 1st 2018). Nine selected projects will participate in a preliminary workshop in Venice from October 6th to 15th, and two […]

World Cinema Fund – A special funding opportunity for projects from Sub-Saharan Africa

Application Deadlines  Production funding: July 6, 2018 Online Submission Form Production Distribution funding: from January 2018 Applications for WCF and WCF Europe distribution funding support can be submitted continually. Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in […]

Opportunity for scriptwriters: Call for short scripts on Rwandan stories

Rwandafilm.org, a platform that connects Rwandan film crew with international filmmakers in collaboration with an American based cinematographer/Producer is looking for captivating short scripts about a Rwandan story to be produced in December 2018. The scripts should NOT be more than 10 pages. We are focused on original stories from writers and our partner will […]

‘Sembene Across Africa’ Screening inspire Rwandan filmmakers

By Joseph Njata I heard about ‘Sembene Across Africa’ screening for weeks and was curious to know about the filmmaker behind the ambitious campaign. This is the man who once said “If Africa loses its stories, Africa will disappear”. How powerful! The programing is well coordinated because for the first time in my filmmaking career, […]

CASTING CALL: A Short film to be shot in Rwanda is looking for Actors (15)

We are pleased to announce a casting for the production of a short film based on Immaculée Ilibagiza’s “Left to tell”. The shooting is scheduled for early July 2018. Set in the 90s, we are looking for strong actors who want to come on this exciting journey with us. CAST DESCRIPTIONS DAMASCENE (Male) – Twenty-three […]

Leadership Essay Competition 2018 now open

African citizens ages 18 to 25 are invited to enter this contest. The UONGOZI Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development is accepting entries for its annual Leadership Essay Competition. This year, contestants must write about their perspective on leadership as it relates to development and transformation in Africa, answering the question: “If you were an African leader […]

Contest seeks photos of human rights issues, anti-corruption efforts [Worldwide]

Professional and amateur photographers who cover human rights issues or anti-corruption efforts can apply for this prize. The Allard Prize Photography Competition recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize. Entries should focus on themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. […]

Travel grant available for water, development conference [Worldwide]

SIWI Journalist Grant SIWI Journalist Grant 2018 – now open for applications! Are you passionate about water and development? Have you covered these topics in your work but want a chance to learn more and interview major actors in the water community? Have you looked for an opportunity to report on a global water meeting, […]

Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded)

Climate Change Media Partnership 2018 Reporting Fellowships (Expanded) Facebook Tweet Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Email Apply to report from both the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and the UN Climate Negotiations in Katowice, Poland **APPLICATION UPDATE: Due to ongoing technical issues with our registration form, we have moved our application to an external […]

Call for Projects – Venice Gap-Financing Market 2018

Venice Gap-Financing Market – Submission Deadline May 1, 2018 VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGEVenice Gap – Financing Market CALL FOR PROJECTS Dear Filmmakers The Venice Production Bridge has launched the Call for Projects for the fifth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which will take place from August 31 to September 2, 2018, during the 75. Venice International Film Festival(August 29 – September 8, 2018). SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT BY […]

Job Vacancy: Producer – Ni Nyampinga

    Girl Effect Rwanda Girl Effect Rwanda’s mission is to enable all of Rwanda’s one million adolescent girls (aged 10-19) to fulfil their potential. We work across four areas: partnering with leaders to deliver for girls; developing innovations in girl programming; working through our brand platform Ni Nyampinga to inspire and enable girls; and generating girl-led insights […]

Call for Applications: Masterclass 2018 Serial Writing

EFB(Europaiisches filmzentrum babelsberg) and Kwetu Film Institute organizes Masterclass 2018 Serial Writing. “A unique challenge for enthusiastic, advanced AUTHORS, SCRIPT WRITERS for TV, Web-TV, Film” The workshop programme The first week the workshop will deal with key elements of serial storytelling in practical lectures, screenings and workshops. Each participant shall provide one serial idea, which […]