Call For Stories: Generation Africa Is Accepting Stories To Develop Into Documentary Films In 2019

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Are you a passionate storyteller? would you like to have your stories told? Then here is a great opportunity for you. STEPS, a South Africa based non-profit organisation that is passionate about the power of documentaries to disrupt, shift and move the world around us has partnered with like- minded organisations and individuals around the world to create documentaries around social and environmental issues called Generation Africa.

Generation Africa is a new documentary project that deals with the question of migration from an African perspective, asking thought-provoking questions about how young people in Africa are shaping the future of the continent and creating change where they are. Generation Africa is looking for ideas for stories across the continent, stories which are unpredictable, touching, moving, revolutionary, and challenging. The films should show action and achievements rather than complaints and hopelessness. Stories people in Africa would want to see: to laugh, to think, to act, to sing, and – to disagree.

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Only African filmmakers are eligible to apply where 12 – 15 filmmakers will be invited to three workshops held in the following region;

GHANA

Submissions for the Ghana workshop for focus countries Cameroon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone should be sent in by the 1sT OCTOBER 2018.

Successful participants will be informed by the 4TH OCTOBER 2018.

KENYA

Submissions for the Kenya workshop for focus countries Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda should be sent in by the 8TH OCTOBER 2018.

Successful participants will be informed by the 11TH OCTOBER 2018.

BURKINA FASO

Submissions for the Burkina Faso workshop for focus countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal should be sent in by the 22N° OCTOBER 2018. Successful participants will be informed by the 25TH OCTOBER 2018.

A selection of 20 stories will get development funding for further research and filming after the workshops.

All submissions should be sent to: generationafrica@steps.co.za