Tuesday, July 29, 2014

U.S. Writers: Go to Africa With Vocativ's New Short Script Competition

Want to make a film in Africa? Check out Vocativ's new short script competition.
We are launching a nationwide competition to find an original script for a short film that will be produced and shot in Nigeria’s film capital, Nollywood. 
We want to see how the magic is made. To do this, we will take the winning screenplay to a producer in Nollywood and follow the process from casting to postproduction. The completed film will be posted on our website. 
Here’s what we are looking for: a character-driven script that is no more than 10 minutes long, set in the present day, in the English language, utilizing no more than four locations—and regrettably involving no special effects. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 18, and you must be a U.S. resident to enter. 
Our Vocativ panel will judge the entries based on certain criteria (see Contest Rules), and we will announce the winner on our website on Aug. 25.
For more information, click on over to the Vocativ website.

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