Monday, December 11, 2006

Year end round up

So on to the latest round up of film and TV opportunities for local screenwriters and filmmakers (and thanks to those who emailed info).

**Update: Details of a whole range of scriptwriting initiatives are now available on the updated SASWU website (see sidebar).

Mnet are currently looking for 13 x prime time stand alone 'made for TV dramas'. The information is available
here. Deadline is 30 March 2007

SABC recently launched briefs for all genres including drama - which are available for download at their
website. This year - there is development (R & D) finance available for certain proposals.

For filmmakers worldwide, MTV's onedotzero initiative offers a chance to propose a one minute film and win a commission worth 2000 UK pounds. More info
here. Deadline is 31st January 2007.

For Directors and Screenwriters based in East Africa, Mira Nair's Maisha Film Lab will be open for business again in the New Year. The application process has now been expanded to train cinematographers, sound people and editors. More information is available

Also worth checking out is information about
The All Roads Film Project's seed grants.

Phew it was hot today. I spent the afternoon trekking round fabric shops in Salt River - until I nearly keeled over into rolls of flanelette...



Anonymous said...

what were you looking for

Far away said...

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Anonymous said...

It's not film or TV, but you might be interested in BBC World Service's International Playwriting Competition - details here: The brief is a 60-minute radio play and there's an excellent prize.

Far away said...

Thanks OR - for some reason I can't seem to leave a message on your blog!

Anonymous said...

It worked far away. Hurrah!