Friday, November 17, 2006

Round up

Every so often I'll try and do a periodic round up of the various scriptwriting, filmmaking and other opportunities for those of us based in the southern hemisphere.

Sunu Gonera's Faith Creations are currently seeking South African-set scripts. Send a one page synopsis and CV to

Elemental Pictures are still on the hunt for South African scripts aimed at the international market, particularly within the horror genre. Send a 25 word synopsis to

New York based Transformer Films is looking for interesting scripts aimed at the international market particularly those that deal with the African spirit world and the clash between contemporary and traditional cultures. Send a synopsis to For more info visit Transformer

There's still time to hone a 12 page script entry for the NFTV short film contests - one calling for scripts in SA's indigenous languages and the other for scripts to be written and directed by women. Full details are available here: - click on the relevant banner. Deadline has now been extended to January 31st 2007.

Two competitions for Radio writers.

First up there's the BBC's 10th International Radio Playwriting Competition launched on October 30th: BBC World Service and the British Council have teamed up to find the next Pinter, Brecht or Soyinka. Details are available here:

The deadline is April 30th 2007 - so plenty of time to get writing.

Information on the other BBC radio competition African Performance 2007 is available here:

Entries should arrive no later than midnight 15 December, 2006.

I'm not going to delve much into documentary filmmaking opportunities but this one may be of interest:

Filmmakers from Africa are invited to submit proposals for 5 to 11 minute films on “what does democracy mean to me?” - full details available on :
A one to two page proposal and a detailed CV of the filmmaker should be submitted to by 30th January 2007. A workshop for short films will take place from 2nd to 4th April 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa, around the theme of democracy. Films produced out of this workshop will be included in a global debate on democracy.

A comprehensive list of documentary funding opportunities available is listed at the sadox website here:

Any interesting local or international opportunities you know about - email me (at the email address in my profile) and I'll include them in the next round up.


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Far away said...

Thanks P, I'll pop around..

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