Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Ok some fresh stuff this month - with a couple of opportunities for makers of short films.

First up there's a competition for African filmmakers being organised by the Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe and the Goethe-Institut supported by the Art in Africa Foundation.

This is a themed competition which is inviting filmmakers to 'engage with the challenges facing the African continent through the medium of film.' The contest is open to young professional filmmakers resident in any African country and operates in 2 phases. Phase 1 is a scriptwriting competition and Phase 2 is a development period resulting in the selection and awarding of production funds to 3 winning scripts.

For more details visit the website
here. The closing date is 30th June 2007

Happy Snaps is a call for proposals for 8 - 10 minute 'feel-good' lesbian & gay films. The call is open to those who have some filmmaking experience, but who may not have yet had the opportunity to make a film. Organised by Out in Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the Italian Institute of Culture the request is for 'simple scripts'. For further details on how to submit visit the website
here and click on 'Happy Snaps'

The Writing Studio has a range of frequently updated opportunities on their website here. This is where I saw a general call for 'scripts, stories, synopses or treatments for international co-productions as well as South African television ideas' from Slim Films. There's not much other information so perhaps best to query first - write to:


Details of the latest the Mnet Edit 'learner based initiative created to provide emerging film and television talent with genuine production opportunities within a real world television environment' have been announced. For more details visit the Mnet site by clicking

To catch up on previous opportunities and deadlines click on the 'opportunities' label in the sidebar.

Also remember to check back very soon for updates. I often receive information on other opportunities straight after I've posted!


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