Africa First deadline extended
Following requests from filmmakers to Focus Features’ Africa First program director Kisha Cameron-Dingle and Focus director of production Matthew Plouffe at the recent Durban FilmMart in South Africa, the 2010 applications for Focus Features’ Africa First program have been granted a deadline; applications will now be accepted through Friday, September 3rd.
The uniquely conceived initiative, with funds earmarked exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, is for the third consecutive year offering eligible and participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and tapping into the resources of the film industry there.
Call for entry – wildlife films
Wild Talk Africa Film have issued a call to wildlife filmmakers to submit their films in time for the ROSCAR Awards. The deadline for entries is 30 September. The Festival attracts the global wildlife filmmaking industry and will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 28 – 31 March 2011.
Tagged ‘the World Cup of filmmaking’ the first Cinemasports international filmmaking competition to be held in Africa will take place on 18 September in Tshwane, South Africa. Harnessing a synergy between digital video, Internet, and mobile technology, Cinemasports is at the forefront of the changing media landscape.