Netflix and UNESCO launch short film competition

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  • Netflix and UNESCO have introduced a limited film competitors throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Themed, African Folktales Reimagined it is motivated by African Union 2063 Agenda’s Aspiration 5, which celebrates African cultural identity.
  • Winners will be educated and mentored by field industry experts and be specified a spending budget to produce quick movies that will be screened on the streaming service in 2022.
  • The competitors will operate from 14 Oct till 14 November 2021.

Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to start short film opposition African Folktales, Reimagined across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Winners will be trained and mentored by business industry experts and presented a $75 000 production finances to create shorter movies that will premiere on the streaming services in Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African folktales”.

According to a push release, the opposition is to find out new voices and give emerging filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa visibility globally.

“We want to discover the bravest, wittiest, and most stunning retellings of some of Africa’s most-cherished folktales and share them with entertainment fans all over the earth in in excess of 190 nations.”

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The opposition, which Dalberg will administer, will open up from 14 October 2021 until 14 November 2021.

Each individual of the six winners will get a output grant of US $75 000 (by a neighborhood production firm) to create, shoot and article-produce their movies below the advice of industry mentors chosen by UNESCO & Netflix to ensure every person concerned in the manufacturing is reasonably compensated. In addition, every of the six winners will also get $25,000.

It is critical that the movie sector functions to make certain the voices of Africa are listened to, by supporting the emergence of diverse cultural expressions, placing forth new ideas and thoughts, and creating possibilities for creators to contribute to world dialogue for peace, lifestyle and progress.

Audrey Azoulay, Director-Basic, UNESCO

The theme – African Folktales, Reimagined – is influenced by African Union 2063 Agenda’s Aspiration 5, which celebrates African cultural identity, popular heritage, values, and ethics. This competition aims to harness this important custom with a fashionable outlook though leveraging new mediums of distributing artistic and inventive content material, like Netflix.

For the very first spherical, applicants will be essential to post a synopsis of their idea (no much more than 500 text) and inbound links to a new CV and a portfolio/evidence of any past audiovisual do the job they have manufactured. Applications can be submitted by way of www.netflix-growcreative.com/unesco from 14 Oct at 16:00 CET and will near on 14 November 2021 at 13:59 PM CET.

Africa has a rich storytelling heritage and a wealth of folktales that have been handed down for generations. When you marry these incredibly area tales with Africa’s rising expertise, there is no restrict to new new stories to connect people today with African cultures and deliver the world that considerably closer to each individual other.

Ben Amadasun, Director of Written content in Africa, Netflix

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