Afrinolly, an African app available on multiple mobile platforms that let you watch African movies, trailers and short films produced in the African movie markets, most especially Nollywood, is running a Youth focused African short film competition.
The Competition is designed to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent by Africans while motivating and rewarding young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium.
This competition is conceived entirely as an online challenge open to Africans from across the world creating or have created short films or/and documentary films of not more than 15 minutes. Participants are expected to upload their films to a dedicated Competition Website and the finalists would be decided by a panel of jury and public voting.
“Our core objective is to empower African youths to tell their own stories from their own perspective and eliminate financial barriers to movies production. We look forward to ultimately creating a new generation of content providers in the Africa movie industry and facilitating business model based on sub-15 minutes contents.”
Individuals or organizations who wish to enter the Competition must create and submit a video of no more than Fifteen (15) minutes’ duration which celebrates the power of African storytelling, with a focus on creativity and narrative. At the time of entry, Entrants must also select their nationality within Africa.There is no limit to the number of Entries an Entrant may submit, but each Entry must follow the technical, creative, and legal entry requirements set out in this Official Rules. This Competition is open to anyone who is 18 years or older and a registered user of the YouTube website. The Deadline for submission is November 30, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM GMT+.
This edition of the Competition is in partnership with respected brands and organizations like MTN Nigeria, iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival and Goethe Institut.
The two categories are the Short Movie and the Documentary Category. The Winner in each category bags a cash prize of $25,000 the first runner up takes $10,000 and the 2nd runner up gets $5,000.
Submission of the Entries runs from 1st of September and ends on 30th of November 2013. Check out the rules and more information on how to be a part of the competition
Editor’s note: Afrinolly is a winner of the 2011 Google Android Developers Challenge, in the Entertainment Category and has received over a million downloads.