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Canal France Launches Haraka! Initiative €10,000 To 12 African Filmmakers To Produce Short Films
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It's safe to say that Africa is probably the one continent with the most fertile ground right now for film and filmmakers, with many countries in the continent with still relatively young (and in some cases) non-existent film industries. When it comes to the international competitive film marketplace, African cinema is lacking in representation (S out h A fric an cinema and Nolly wood especially aside - an industry that's managed to sustain itself without acknowledgement from the outside); and it's a fact that film companies like Foc us Feat ures , Canal Franc e Int ernat ional (and several other similar cross-continental co-production programs and initiatives) are probably fully aware of, with initiatives like Focus' A fric a Firs t shorts program, and now Canal France and its newly launched Harak a! program, which was announced at the Durban Int ernat ional Film Fes t ival last month - with its tagline reading: "S upport ing new t alent s in s hort A f ric an f ilms . " A summary of the Haraka! program from the press release follows below:
- CFI is now launc hing Harak a! a c ont es t for fic t ional s hort film projec t s , wit h t he aim of mobiliz ing t he energies of a new generat ion of A fric an direc t ors who are det ermined t o film at all c os t s . - B y providing t he means t o y oung direc t ors under 35 y ears old wit hin s ub-S aharan A fric a, who have already ac quired t he bas ic s of t he job, t o enhanc e t heir ex perienc e, CFI hopes t o s pot new t alent s and c ont ribut e t o t he injec t ion of more dy namis m t o t he s ec t or. - In t ot al, 12 projec t s will be s elec t ed in 2012 and CFI will alloc at e an even s um of 10, 000 euros . In order t o fac ilit at e a wide c irc ulat ion of t he s elec t ed work s , t he s hort films will be broadc as t on A fric an t elevis ion c hannels . - Film projec t s s hould be bet ween 5 and 15 minut es long, wit h s c reenplay s c ent ered on t he t heme: Living in A fric a t oday . - The s elec t ion jury will be made up of profes s ionals . - Candidat es mus t s end t heir applic at ion file before t he 15t h of Oc t ober 2012. It's kind of a broad theme (living in Africa today). But that's what it is. The application and terms of registration for the competition can be downloaded HE RE . Canal will distribute the films across its platforms in both Africa and Europe. And by the way, 10,000 Euros is about $12, 000.
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jnm African cinema is lacking in representation (South African cinema and Nollywood especially aside - an industry that's managed to sustain itself without acknowledgement from the outside); and it's a fact that film companies like Focus Features, Canal France International (and several other similar cross-continental co-production programs and initiatives) are probably fully aware of, with initiatives like Focus' Africa First shorts program, and now Canal France and its newly launched Haraka! program, which was announced at the Durban International Film Festival last month - with its tagline reading: "Supporting new talents in short African films."
CFI is now launching Haraka! a contest for fictional short film projects, with the aim of mobilizing the energies of a new generation of African directors who are determined to film at all costs.