INTRODUCTION

Film is big business, but film also has the power to change the world.

In a time when Nigeria and the continent of Africa is overwhelmed by multiple ills, poverty, injustice, terrorism, and corruption, we seek to train filmmakers with a vision to tell stories that will tackle some of the continent’s most pressing issues head-on. Filmmakers who understand that linking a powerful story with a highly developed activist campaign, could move public opinion and start a revolution. And to make a film with such power to create change it has to be intentional.

We at High Definition Film Studio and Film For Impact Foundation are out to be a part of the solution, and our Script to Screen Africa project is the arena where these new generation of Social Impact Filmmakers will be forged.

ABOUT SCRIPT 2 SCREEN AFRICA

Script2Screen Africa is a Filmmaking project with a mission to train and engage Filmmakers each year, to produce and distribute films to tackle social ills head-on, educate viewers while entertaining them, and hopefully pique effective action once the screen’s glow diminishes. The 2019 edition is dedicated to inspiring Accountability and tackling the menace of corruption in Nigeria.

AUDITIONS

Entries/Audition for the 2019 script2screen Africa filmmaking project opens ONLINE from July 22 to August 9, 2019. Interested persons are to fill an online application form, and send required documents to the designated email. Subsequently Phone and Online interviews will follow.

BOOT CAMP

Based on a panel review of the online entries received, the foundation will invite 10 filmmakers for a 3 days Boot Camp in each geopolitical zone, a cumulative of 60 filmmakers across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

Boot Camps will hold across the 6 geopolitical zones as follows:

SOUTH-SOUTH (PortHarcourt) August 19-21, 2019.
SOUTH EAST (Enugu) August 22-24, 2019.
SOUTH WEST (Lagos) August 26-28, 2019.
NORTH WEST (Kano) August 29-31, 2019.
NORTH EAST (Bauchi) September 2-4, 2019.
NORTH CENTRAL (Abuja) September 9-11, 2019.

12 FELLOWS SELECTED

At the end of the 3 days boot Camp across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria, 12 most outstanding filmmakers (2 in each zone) will be selected for Induction as Film For Impact Fellows. The Fellows will go through further training and mentorship in the 4 months Film For Impact Fellowship program, after which they will each receive funding for a short film.

STIPEND

Each Fellow will receive a monthly stipend to support their logistics cost, during the 4 months Fellowship Program.

SHORT FILM FUND

At the end of the 4 months Film For Impact Fellowship program, each fellow will be supported with a production fund to make an exceptional short film.

MENTORS & GUEST

Nollywood star Actors and filmmakers will facilitate courses in filmmaking, while other special guests on the project will facilitate special training on Film For Social Change, Behavioural Insight, Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation, etc. This special guest lectures will background the Fellows on the above mentioned key areas, hence improving the quality and innovations in the scripts to be produced by the fellows, as well as their work in the impact field.

BENEFIT TO FELLOWS:

  • Training and mentorship by professionals in the film industry
  • Capacity building for you and your organization in other aspects of influencing behavioral change through films.
  • Equipment Support for your socially conscious film project
  • Financial Support for small budget film projects
  • Stipend over a period of 4 months (For the 12 Fellows selected from the Script2Screen Africa Reality TV project for emerging filmmakers)
  • Connect to Grant Opportunities: An Opportunity to PITCH your big project to a host of Grant Donors at the Africa Film For Impact Fellowship (Only available to fellows).
  • A community to expand your knowledge and also extend the reach of your film.
  • Networking

HOW TO APPLY

To apply

  • Click here to fill the online application form 
  • Send a showreel or link to socially conscious films or projects you have done previously
  • Submit a Blueprint/Proposal of a socially conscious film project you are currently working on.
  • The Foundation Board will review all applications and prospective persons will be contacted and scheduled for an interview, either physical, phone call, or online.
  • Selected persons will be notified via an email of their acceptance into the Fellowship and the scheduled day for Induction.