Friday, June 27, 2008

Speaking of Africa...

Yesterday, surfing the web for the first time since I moved last week, I decided to stalk my favorite website builder's work and came across a call for applications for the Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program. The application period opened May 12th and closes July 15th, so if you don't have an idea you've already fleshed out pretty seriously, it's probably too late. And the competition is only for African filmmakers. But you never know.

The Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program will award up to five (5) emerging African filmmakers $10,000 (U.S. dollars) each towards the pre-production, production, or post-production of their short film. Winners will also participate in a three-day workshop in New York City. So, if you or someone you know would be interested in this opportunity, I hope you'll pass along this information right away.

4 comments:

Rethabile said...

It's probably too late, as you say, but I'll flash this around. Who knows?

profacero said...

OT but useful: check this out.
http://stuffwhitepeopledo.blogspot.com/2008/06/believe-that-american-civil-war-ended.html

Changeseeker said...

Greetings, Rethabile! It does say that the money can be used for "pre-production"...

Some threadbare "emerging filmmaker" might be waiting for just such an opportunity. I've never known creativity to have an "off" mode, have you? ;^)

Changeseeker said...

Hey, profacero. Actually, I'm aware of the book they're discussing on the film clip. I've been doing some work with a woman who's deeply involved in the same vein. Guess I need to post about it this weekend. Thanks for the heads-up.