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Category: Film

2017 ICAPA and Writivism Scriptwriting Residency

Deadline: March 31, 12 midnight (Harare time). ICAPA and Writivism seek applications for its bilingual scriptwriting residency. The residency will occur in Senegal. Applicants will spend four weeks in Dakar in May 2017. Also, residents will have the opportunity to take French or English lessons during the residency. To apply, submit a 250-words maximum CV and a 200-words maximum motivational letter. [ … ]

Whicker’s World Foundation Film Awards

Deadline: Jan. 31. The Whicker’s World Foundation Film offers fours awards for creativity. First, it awards £80,000 to the winner of its TV and Film Funding Award. It will select the most promising authored documentary pitch as the winner. Submitted pitches should fulfill the core criteria of the foundation and would be able to be completed for screening. The winner will receive [ … ]

Closed: Realness Pan-African Scriptwriting Residency

Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. Apply for this year’s Realness pan-African scriptwriting residency. Realness allows African filmmakers to hone and develop their scriptwriting skills. Also, it seeks to address the need for promising African film projects that can compete in global film markets. Urucu Media, in partnership with Nirox Foundation, Durban Filmmart, Torino Film Lab, World Cinema Fund, among others created the Realness residency. [ … ]

Closed: new Art new Audiences (nAnA) East African Call

Deadline: July 31, 2016. British Council in Kenya is calling on cultural partners to apply for grants to facilitate the creation of new art to showcase to new audiences in the UK and East Africa as part of its new Art new Audiences (nAnA) program. Only people born/living in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and the UK can apply. East Africa Arts connects new audiences [ … ]

Encounters Festival Calls for Film Submissions

UK’s leading short film and animation festival, Encounters Festival’s 2016 submissions period is now OPEN. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also a gateway [ … ]

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) presents its 20th National Traveling Series

This year, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its National Traveling Series. This year’s National Traveling Series is comprised of eight films presented under the theme of “International Decade of People of African Descent.” The films represent a unique opportunity to examine the ways in which people of African descent have broken through borders with films and narratives, [ … ]

$1Million 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. The Fund provides development grants of $3000 to $10,000 CAD and production grants of $5000 to $40,000 CAD are awarded to approximately four to 10 projects annually. In addition to [ … ]

The Alter-Ciné Foundation

The Alter-Ciné Foundation offers $10,000 to filmmakers born and living Africa, with a documentary project in your native language that fits in with the aims of the Foundation. The Foundation offers a yearly grant to young film and video makers to direct a documentary film on the theme of rights and freedoms, including social and economic rights, women’s rights, the [ … ]

PBS’ POV Film Submission

POV (a cinema term for “point of view”) is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting [ … ]

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund

The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund is the first European based outreach and engagement fund and is open to filmmakers from around the world. The Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund seeks to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary feature films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or [ … ]

The Fledgling Fund

Fledgling sees storytelling as a lever to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. It knows that a strong filmmaking vision and a beautifully crafted film are essential. It looks for compelling, authentic, important and timely stories that are character driven and/or add a new perspective or new information to a critical social issue. Seeks projects that have unique power to inspire, educate [ … ]

Visions Sud Est Fund

The Swiss fund visions sud est supports film productions from Africa and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland. The film must be full-length (with a duration of at least 70 minutes) cinema fictional films and documentaries in postproduction (no short films, no TV films). Your project must be proposed exclusively by a company based in Africa and regularly produces films. The film makers must imperatively [ … ]

Africa in Motion Film Competition

Africa in Motion is an audience-based festival, founded in 2006 by African film researcher Lizelle Bisschoff. The main aims of the festival have been, since its inception, to introduce Scottish audiences to the brilliance of African cinema and to overcome the under-representation and marginalisation of African film in British film-going culture. Africa in Motion believes that the best way to learn [ … ]