NEWF X AFRIFF 2023
THE PRODUCERS’ LAB PITCH @ AFRIFF 2023
This initiative is a collaboration between NEWF and the Africa International Film Festival
Have you ever thought of producing a nature, wildlife or conservation film? Are you passionate about environmental topics, wildlife or climate change?
The world consumes so much of Africa’s wildlife and natural history yet African nature & wildlife filmmakers are rarer than some of the species conservationists seek to protect!
The time is now to share the natural world, conservation, climate change, resilience and environmental stories of WEST AFRICA!
Applications are open to West African early career / emerging storytellers. The AFRIFF Edition will accept up to 3 fellows into the 2024 NEWF Producers’ Lab Fellowship Program.
Each selected Fellow will receive a ZAR 75 000 (approx. USD 4500) grant to produce a 8-minute documentary short film exploring themes of nature, wildlife, environmental challenges or success stories, conservation and/or climate change & resilience.
The accepted Fellows will join an Africa wide community of storytellers, scientists and conservationists.
** NB! This Fellowship is ONLY open to West African Citizens
DEADLINE! 26TH OCTOBER AT MIDNIGHT (WAT)
ABOUT AFRICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AFRIFF)
The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), conceived by Ms. Chioma Ude, is a world-class showcase that celebrates Cinema and filmmaking talent from Africa and the diaspora. It consistently delivers a rich programme to foster invaluable exchanges of ideas, production connections, and business relationships. It creates an energetic and exciting hub for entertainment industry professionals to make rewarding connections and has gradually gained a reputation for delivering Africa’s most vibrant film festival experience. Its objectives are to develop the film industry to a level where the products compete favorably with their contemporaries all over the world; provide a growth opportunity for these film industry professionals to eventually export their products to the world; facilitate access to investors, equipment, technical and skill acquisition through Festival organized fora and several capacity development workshops. www.afriff.com