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Ladima names short-film contest jury

Jury members have been announced for the African Women in the Time of Covid-19 short-film competition, run by Ladima Foundation in partnership with the DW Akademie.

The jury, which will select the final 10 films in genres such as animation, fiction, documentary and interviews, includes journalist and filmmaker Cornélia Glele; researcher and curator of African film Lizelle Bisschoff; award-winning Nigerian actor Nse Ikpe-Etim; research fellow and co-editor of the Journal of African Cinemas Martin Mhando; and filmmaker Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann.

The competition is aimed at African women content creators and filmmakers of any age or experience level currently living in Africa who can share their stories by creating a living document showing the circumstances they currently find themselves in under various degrees of lockdown.

The films, which must be under two minutes long, should focus on themes related to inspiration, education, personal lives or leadership. It can address issues such as domestic violence, women with special needs, life in the pandemic, the impact on work-life, solidarity and female empowerment during the pandemic.

The films will be judged on relevance to the themes, story concept, quality of production, creativity, emotional impact and structure.

The 10 selected will be streamed on the Ladima website along with other partner websites and the winner will receive €500, as well as access to a year’s worth of educational and inspirational webinars on the US’s Women, Make Movies platform valued at about US$500.

The competition is still open and will close at midnight GMT+2 on Sunday June 21. Interested women can register here.

The Ladima Foundation is a pan-African non-profit organisation founded with the aim of contributing to correcting the major imbalances within the film, TV and content industries.

It supports and recognises African women in film, TV and content and is committed to developing training, networking and related opportunities for women professionals who demonstrate their seriousness and commitment to their craft.

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Script to Screen returns for seventh run

Abuja-based High Definition Film Academy (HDFA) is preparing to launch the seventh edition of its reality TV show on March 24.

Script to Screen aims to train filmmakers by helping to develop their skills through direct mentorship and tasks.

Some 60 participants have been chosen from more than 20,000 applicants. Auditions were held in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, US, UK and Canada.

According to the organisers at the HDFA’s production arm, High Definition Film Studio, this year’s edition will tackle the issue of corruption in Nigeria, with the theme Corruption-Free Nigeria.

Participants will be divided into four teams that will undergo intensive training and lecturing from various mentors. They will also work with the organisers of the show to produce short films featuring top Nollywood actors.

Eviction will be held bi-weekly and viewers can vote for their favourite team. Participants with the lowest performance will be evicted by a jury.

Script to Screen’s 2018 jury and facilitators include Nollywood actors and producers such as Blossom Chukwujekwu, Nse Ikpe Etim, OC Ukeje, Bright Wonder, Teco Benson and Kalu Ikeagwu.

Asides from the filmmaking training, participants will also be lectured by MacArthur Foundation representatives on the issue of corruption in Nigeria.

Script to Screen’s finale will feature the premiere of six short films produced by the teams. The leading films will be awarded in categories including Best Screenplay, Best Filmmaker, Best Actor and Overall Best Short Film (Team Award). Each award comes with cash prizes.

The show begins on March 24 and ends on April 21 and will air on TV channels including Wazobia Max, STV, AIT and Africa Magic.

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