Melanin Unscripted offers cancer film grant

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 29, 2023

Storytellers for Change

Social impact platform Melanin Unscripted has launched an initiative called Rise in Light in collaboration with US cancer charity Global Oncology to create awareness about cervical cancer through a competitive grant for Nigerian filmmakers.

The US$10,000 Storytellers for Change grant will support the production of a film raising awareness about cervical cancer in Nigeria.

The Rise in Light team has issued a call to local filmmakers to produce a short film that can help to raise awareness about this issue and its impact on Nigerian communities as well as be a catalyst for change.

The short could share the stories of women who have been affected by cervical cancer and educate viewers about prevention, early detection and treatment.

The judges include Nigerian-American filmmaker Amarachi Nwosu, investigative journalist and filmmaker Kiki Mordi, social entrepreneur Tunde Onakoya and film and TV agent Ozi Menakaya.

The winning film will be submitted to film festivals and other events in Nigeria and around the world. It will also be made available online for free viewing to reach a global audience and raise awareness about cervical cancer.

The deadline for applications is October 12. For entry requirements and to apply, click here.