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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

SHORT FILMS #ALAKSHA PUSHPAK JAIN India A MAN’S STORY FERNANDO ARRIOJA Canada AFRO PUNK GIRL ANNETTA LAUFER South Africa AZAAD RAHUL V. CHITTELLA India BASTIEN WELKET BUNGUÉ Brazil BINTI ZANZIBAR BARKE ALI MUHSIN Tanzania BLACK HEAD COW ELIZABETH NICHOLS Tanzania/Uk BODA BODA JOSEPH KITSHA Uganda CHASE OTUTU BABAJIDE Nigeria CHEUSI DAWA TOM JOHNS Tanzania CREAM […]

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 […]

2017 CAINE PRIZE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

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 […]

POV: Call for Entries

For both US and International filmmakers, POV is known as the best of American public television’s showcase of independent documentaries, offering a highly competitive sum for broadcast distribution of films each season. All subjects, aesthetic approaches and lengths are welcomed. POV encourages delivering your film online via Vimeo (vimeo.com). When you register and upload your […]

AFRIFF 2017 Organizer announces call for entries for its 7th edition

As the prestigious Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is reopening in Lagos, Nigeria, for its 7th edition, in November 2017, the body announces its call for entries. The Festival hosts in official competition categories such as short films, feature films, documentaries, animated films and many more. Filmmakers have until July 30th 2017 to submit their […]

Calling International Filmmakers – Show Me Shorts 2017 – Entries Now Open

Submissions are now open for the 12th edition of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival. Show Me Shorts 2017 will take place this Spring in more than 20 cinemas nationwide from Kaitaia to Stewart Island – and even Antarctica! The festival is seeking short films between two and twenty minutes long, from Aotearoa […]

The One Fine Day Film Workshop 2017 Accepting Applications!

The One Fine Day Film Workshop is a film masterclass programme founded in 2008. The idea behind the project is to give African filmmakers an opportunity to write and produce their own stories and, under the mentorship of experienced filmmakers, reach an international audience on the cinematic screen. Since then, the project has produced 5 feature films and […]

Call for Applications: Web Series Production Workshop

Cinema Goes Web Yole! Africa, Goethe- Institut Kigali and Kinshasa are inviting young women and men interested in the production of short web series to apply to a workshop in Goma. The workshop is run by German-Rwandan Amelia Umuhire, creator of the web-series Polygot. If you creative and motivated to develop and/or shoot web series? […]

SHORT STORY DAY AFRICA | ID FLOW WRITING WORKSHOPS

PRESS RELEASE – Submissions close 2 May 2017 Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops in the following cities: Johannesburg, South Africa | 27 May 2017 Cape Town, South Africa | 27 May 2017 Nairobi, Kenya | 3 June 2017 Windhoek, Namibia | 3 June […]

RAW RESIDENCIES FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 May 2017 The Arts of Africa and the Global South* programme invites artists and scholarly writers working in the visual and performing arts to apply for residencies hosted by the Fine Art Department and the NRF SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. Unique to […]

Final Call for Film Projects – Venice Production Bridge

Venice Gap – Financing Market Application DEADLINE MAY 3rd The Venice Production Bridge’s Call for Projects for the fourth edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which will take place on September 1 to 3, 2017, during the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 – September 9, 2017) is still open. You may submit your […]

RMP’s list of successful participants for master classes is out

Dear Filmmakers, The Rwanda Media Project (RMP) team is pleased to announce you that you have been selected to be part of the Docu – Fiction Masterclass for advanced filmmakers. Here is the list of selected participants. 1 – Robert Karara 2 – Wilson Misago 3 – Pamela Mugisha 4 – Joseph Njata 5 – […]

Visura offers photo grant

The grant supports a personal project that brings awareness to a sociocultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world.

Summer school for filmmakers open

Students in film direction, cinematography, animation, multimedia and computer graphics can participate in this summer school.