UNESCO Calls For Submissions From Female Filmmakers

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is calling for submissions from Young African Women filmmakers in selected African countries. The offering is a 2-week film making residency from 29 March to 12 April 2020, for 10 young African women filmmakers.

Through this programme the UN Agency in collaboration with
The Government of Japan, hopes to provide a transnational exchange and sharing of artistic experiences between young African and Japanese filmmakers in a productive creative environment. The organizers are also aiming to provide artistic guidance, a platform for experimental creation, promote international exposure for participants and encourage collaborations between Africa and Japanese filmmakers and artistes.

During the workshop which will take place in Nara Japan, the participants will make short films from shooting to editing. They will also collaborate and interact with other participants, discuss technical and artistic issues while sharing with the group the different stages of the editing. This will be followed by an invite to present their residency works at the Nara International Film Festival scheduled for 18th to 22nd September 2020.

Emerging female Filmmakers aged between 21-35 years from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa are eligible to apply. Applicants will be vetted based on Motivation, Relevance and Sustainability.

Apply by clicking here. The deadline for submission is 10th January 2020.

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