Call for Documentaries

The organisers of ENCOUNTERS, the annual South African International Documentary Festival, are calling for entries from South African and International filmmakers for 2010 the 12th edition of the festival.
ENCOUNTERS will show a selection of documentary films from around the world, with a particular focus on South African work.
Filmmakers must guarantee, should their film be selected, that permission from the rights holder are secured for a minimum of six screenings at this Festival.
The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2010

Encounters is the only South African distributor dedicated to distributing documentaries to the South African public. Encounters promote and sell films to television, through DVDs and in cinemas.
For additional information feel free to contact Nazeer Ahmed at distribution@encounters.co.za

Download 2010 entry form at http://www.encounters.co.za/

Call for fiction or documentary

The ACP Secretariat and its ACPFilms Programme have the pleasure to inform you that within the context of its edition 2010, the International Film Festival of Africa and Islands (FIFAI) has launched a call for proposals for films: fiction or documentary film.
The registration form can be downloaded at http://www.festivalfilmafriqueiles.fr
Deadline for registration: 10 June 2
Call to advertise the London Premiere of the new and ground-breaking Nollywood film – ‘The Fake Prophet’.

Stepping Stones Nigeria (SSN), a UK-based grassroots charity dedicated to supporting the rights of vulnerable and exploited children is calling media to promote their project on the so-called child ‘witches’ and ‘wizards’ of the Niger Delta.
The charity has been working in partnership with local community organisations to delivers education, refuge, healthcare and hope for a brighter future to over 2000 Nigerian children.

SSN has recently collaborated with the renowned film director, Teco Benson, to produce a new and innovative Nollywood film: The Fake Prophet. This film powerfully encapsulates major social and political issues that affect Nigerian society today such as: the dangers faced by children following witchcraft accusations; the fraudulent activities of some Pastors who make money by accusing children of being witches; child trafficking, and the vulnerability of street children.
The film will stimulate debate about the importance of child rights in Nigeria, and will help to put an end to the horrific abuse facing thousands of innocent children accused of witchcraft.

SSN is holding the London premiere of ‘The Fake Prophet’ on the 24th of July 2010 in the Amnesty International Action Centre, and would be delighted if reputable media would advertise this event in their upcoming programmes.