If you’re a Ghanaian filmmaker looking for an incredible opportunity to showcase your work on a grand stage, here’s your chance! The Afrofuture Film Festival is teaming up with the non-profit organization Black Film Space to present a short film contest that could be your ticket to cinematic stardom.
A Showcase of Unconventional African Life
This short film contest is not your average competition. It’s a chance to challenge conventions, shatter stereotypes, and defy expectations of African life. The organizers are on the lookout for films that will stretch the boundaries of imagination, encompassing various formats like narrative, documentary, experiential, and more. If your work has the power to captivate and inspire, this contest is for you.
The Prizes – A Filmmaker’s Dream Come True
Five talented filmmakers will get the opportunity of a lifetime. They’ll be invited to attend the Afrofuture Film Competition in Accra, Ghana, on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024. Among these five, one exceptional filmmaker will be chosen by esteemed judges to receive a substantial $5,000 cash prize, awarded live at the festival. But that’s not all – the winning filmmaker will also earn an all-expenses-paid trip to represent Ghana as an Ambassador at the Cannes Beach Film Festival at Inkwell Beach. It’s an experience that could change your life and your career.
To participate, you need to provide the following submission materials:
- A completed short film, shared via a secured link, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes.
- Team bios.
- Details about any accolades, screenings, distribution, and more related to your film.
- A logline and a description of your film.
Before applying, be sure to review the contestant criteria:
- You must be a resident of and currently living in Ghana.
- You should be available for in-person attendance at the screening in Accra, Ghana, on January 2nd, 2024.
- As a representative of your film for the in-person screening, you must have served in one or more of the following roles: Director, Writer, Producer, or Cast Member.
- Applicants should be 18 years of age or older.
- You must be willing and able to screen your film publicly.
About AfroFuture Festival
The AfroFuture Festival is a platform designed to showcase the vibrant talent of millennials in Africa. It’s a celebration of Ghanaian culture, featuring art and fashion installations, live painting, delectable African cuisine, and captivating live performances.
About Black Film Space
Black Film Space is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the careers of black filmmakers. Their mission is to provide skill-enhancing opportunities, build a supportive community, and offer guidance on navigating the film industry for people of African descent. Their events encompass film screenings, panel discussions, networking mixers, professional development workshops, skill-sharing, and open forums.
Submissions Close: Friday, November 3rd
Finalists Determined: December 1st
Judges Make Final Selections: Friday, December 15th
Winners Notified: Tuesday, December 19th
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to share your unique perspective with the world through the Afrofuture + Black Film Space Short Film Contest. Show the world what Ghanaian filmmakers are capable of, challenge norms, and make your mark on the cinematic landscape. Submit your work and be part of something extraordinary. Good luck!