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Lola Kenya Screen 2013 Call for Participation

Our call for film submission and skill-development participation in our
8th annual Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media festival, skill-development
programme and market for children and youth that takes place in Nairobi,
Kenya, August 12-17, 2013, is now open.

We are also calling upon children and youth interested in developing their
creative and cultural entrepreneurship skills and showcasing their films
at Africa’s first and only audiovisual media event SPECIFICALLY and
EXCLUSIVELY designed for children and youth to send in their applications
between December 1, 2012 and April 15, 2013.

1. Mentorship Programmes Application
Children and youth interested in creative and cultural entrepreneurship
are invited to send in their application to be considered for
participation in either filmmaking, creative writing, cultural journalism,
critical appreciation, or organisation & presentation of events.

The centre-piece of Lola Kenya Screen—a members of a global community of
media practitioners and educators that promotes excellence in cinema for
children and youth as well as equipping children to create content for
children—is the practical, hands-on, ‘learn-as-you-do’ mentorship
programmes through which we explore, identify, nurture and flaunt creative
talent among children and youth in filmmaking, creative writing, cultural
journalism, critical appreciation, organisation and presentation of
events, and media literacy.

The objective of these mentorship programmes is to equip participants with
the skills to understand, appreciate, conceive and create high quality
audiovisual media productions in particular and creative and cultural
products in general. This work can bear dividends only if it is done
throughout the year and not just seasonally.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.

2. 8th Lola Kenya Screen Golden Mboni and 14-Plus Award Application
We invite all kinds of moving images—animation, fiction, documentary and
experimental films, television series, video games and even creatively
packaged music videos tackling issues related to children, youth and
family and that provide strong role models to children and youth while
speaking positively to children of diverse backgrounds are accepted—from
all over the world.

Selected films are showcased under various categories with those starring
children aged 6-13 years competing for the prestigious Lola Kenya Screen
Golden Mboni award for the best children’s film and those featuring
children above 14 years competing for the Lola Kenya Screen 14-Plus Prize
for the best youth film.

All entries submitted must be suitable for children ages 13 and under,
youth aged 14-25 years, or family (25+).

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2013.

3. 7th Kids for Kids Festival Africa Call for Films
We invite films from children and youth in Africa for the 7th annual Kids
for Kids Africa Festival (KFKF-A) Competition that has since 2008 been
organised and presented in the framework of Africa's premier audiovisual
media initiative specifically and exclusively designed for children and
youth.

"The films we are looking for must be made by children and youth in 2012
and 2013 only; any film made by adults masquerading as children or youth
are unacceptable," Lola Kenya Screen director Ogova Ondego says. "We
define a child as any one aged 18 years and under. And such people need
not be citizens of Africa but can be resident in the mother continent at
the time the film was made."

Ondego clarifies that films made by children under the guidance of adults
are eligible for the Kids For Kids Festival Africa but that the
contribution of adults should be confined to training or facilitating the
process but should not be extended to areas such as scripting, shooting,
story-boarding or animating that disqualify the production.

"Eligible films are those made by children resident in any part of Africa.
All kinds of moving images—animation, experimental, documentary,
fiction—will be considered," Ondego says.

Like all entries to Lola Kenya Screen, any film in a language other than
English must be sub-titled in English.

"All entries will be received, processed, assessed and awarded by a film
selection committee and jury comprising children. Winning entries will
represent Africa at the international Kids for Kids Festival," Ondego
adds.

The deadline for receiving entries at the Lola Kenya Screen directorate is
April 15, 2013.

Films for the 7th Kids For Kids Festival Africa are to be submitted to:
Lola Kenya Screen, PCEA Enchoro Emuny Church, Ngong Road, Ngong Hills
(about 20km from Nairobi CBD), P O Box 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
(EA).

The Kids For Kids Festival (KFKF) is an international community of young
filmmakers and media educators; it constitutes a unique, international
movement for the promotion and advertisement of audiovisual messages
created by children for children.
A series of affiliated KFKF have now been operating on regional levels,
like the KFKF Balkans, KFKF Africa (KFKF-A), KFKF Nordic & Baltic Sea, or
on a national level like the KFKF-UK and KFKF Iran.

KFKF-A was first held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2007. However
since August 2008, KFKA has been organised and presented in the framework
of the Nairobi, Kenya-based Lola Kenya Screen.

More about Lola Kenya Screen
Lola Kenya Screen is Africa’s first audiovisual media initiative
Exclusively designed for children and youth.
Lola Kenya Screen is focused on audiovisual media 365/366 days a year
through a weekly school outreach programme, a fortnightly community mobile
cinema, a monthly film forum, a quarterly internship programme, an annual
film festival and on-demand, tailor-made audiovisual media outreach
projects.

The centre-piece of Lola Kenya Screen—a members of a global community of
media practitioners and educators that promotes excellence in cinema for
children and youth as well as equipping children to create content for
children—is the practical, hands-on, ‘learn-as-you-do’ mentorship
programmes through which we explore, identify, nurture and flaunt creative
talent among children and youth in filmmaking, creative writing, cultural
journalism, critical appreciation, organisation and presentation of
events, and media literacy.

The objective of these mentorship programmes is to equip participants with
the skills to understand, appreciate, conceive and create high quality
audiovisual media productions in particular and creative and cultural
products in general. This work can bear dividends only if it is done
throughout the year and not just seasonally.

Lola Kenya Screen is incorporated as a charity without any assets or share
capital (Section 21 company) on the hope that the society in which this
audiovisual media festival, skill-development mentorship programme and
market for children and youth in eastern Africa operates will provide her
with the necessary resources she requires to not only meet her mandate but
to also remain afloat.

Lola Kenya Screen is a global movement established in October 2005 to
explore, identify and nurture talent among children and youth in
journalism, filmmaking, arts appreciation, organisation & presentation of
events and media literacy.

Email: director(at)lolakenyascreen.org
Cell 254 733 703374, 254 722 486531
P.O. Box 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya (EA).
Interact with LolaKenyaScreen on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Algeria: A call for projects for the ‘Côté Courts’ Workshop 2013


CFI and the association Project’Heurts are launching a call for projects for ‘Côté Courts’ (On the Short Side) 2013, a workshop comprising three 1-week sessions focussing on screenplay writing.

To be held on the fringe of the 11th. Béjaïa Film Meetings (Algeria), this workshop provides Algerian writer-directors wishing to consolidate their screenplay writing techniques with support to develop the screenplay for a short fiction film or programme.

CFI has partnered with the Béjaïa Film Meetings since 2010. Via its support for the Côté Courts workshop, CFI aims to foster the emergence of new talents from the southern shores of the Mediterranean.

The 2013 CôtéCourts workshop has been set up as three 1-week sessions:

1st session (one week in Béjaïa): from 8 to 14 June 2013, at the 11th Béjaïa Film Meetings;
2nd session (one week): in the third quarter of 2013 (September - to be confirmed);
3rd session (one week): in the fourth quarter of 2013 (November / December - to be confirmed).
Up to 12 participants will be selected by an international jury further to examination of their project.

All training costs will be covered by the organisers, the Bejaïa Film Meetings and CFI.

Deadline for sending in application files: Sunday 12 May 2013 at midnight
To request an application file or further information:
cote.courts.2013(at)gmail.com


03 March 2013: The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)
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nvites filmmakers who will be participating at and are attending the 65th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for funding for markets and festivals attendance. The Film Festival will take place from 15th until 26th of May 2013 in Cannes, France.

Markets and festival attendance funding is available to filmmakers that have been invited to participate, seek funding partners, and whose films have been accepted at the festival.

The deadline for submission is Friday 12th of April 2013.
To download the Markets and Festival form visit here:
Source: nfvf


The 4th edition of the People 2 People International Documentary Conference

has announced that it will once again host Good Pitch², a partnership between BRITDOC and Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. P2P will take place from the 16th to the 18th of September 2013 The Tricontinental Human Rights Film Festival (TCFF) in Johannesburg.
Source: NFVF – end of March 2013.


You’re a talented musician looking forward to get famous on the African scene ? The StarAfrica Sounds contest is for you!
StarAfrica.com launches the 2nd edition of the StarAfrica Sounds music contest, in partnership with Deezer and Zimbalam.
Open to all, this contest aims to highlight the new musical talents of the continent.

From april 15th to may 31st, the candidates apply on StarAfrica.com and reveal to the public an original song and their musical universe.
Full details here