The African Tech Vision has opened a call for submissions for their second African Tech Vision initiative, following the success of their first.
This will be a ten-week program for female founders in the early stages of their businesses.
The African Tech Vision is a non-profit organization that provides high-quality mentors to early-stage female tech startups. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for African female founders to develop a worldwide network of successful entrepreneurs, network with other female founders, and participate in a curated schedule of exclusive panels and events.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MENTORED SO THAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM OTHER ENTREPRENEURS AND GAIN EXPERIENCE?
Then submit your application here!
Netflix and UNESCO Are Looking For The Next Generation of African Filmmakers
Netflix and UNESCO have teamed up to establish an innovative short film competition in Sub-Saharan Africa called “African Folktales, Reimagined.” The competition’s winners will receive industry training and mentoring, as well as a US$75,000 production budget, to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as a “Anthology of African Folktales.”
One of the competition’s main goals is to find fresh perspectives and provide young filmmakers from Sub-Saharan Africa global exposure. We want to identify the most daring, witty, and surprising retellings of some of Africa’s most beloved folktales and share them with entertainment enthusiasts in over 190 countries across the world.
It is important that the film sector acts to ensure the voices of Africa are heard, by supporting the emergence of diverse cultural expressions, putting forth new ideas and emotions, and creating opportunities for creators to contribute to global dialogue for peace, culture and development.
Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General
The tournament, which will be run by Dalberg, will run from October 14th until November 14th, 2021. Each of the six winners will get a US$75,000 production grant (via a local production firm) to create, shoot, and post-produce their films with the help of Netflix and industry mentors, ensuring that everyone engaged in the production is fairly compensated. In addition, each of the six winners will get a cash prize of $25,000 apiece.
Both UNESCO and Netflix agree on the importance of promoting and sharing varied local stories with the rest of the globe. They recognize that many aspiring filmmakers struggle to get the resources and exposure they need to fully realize their potential and advance their creative careers. This competition aims to address these difficulties and provide a platform for African storytellers to showcase their work to a worldwide audience.
This alliance will also assist to create long-term jobs and stimulate economic growth, contributing to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, a set of goals aimed at ending global poverty in all of its forms by the end of this decade. This film festival will also contribute to the reduction of disparities by allowing access to global markets and ensuring decent working conditions. All of these are important targets for the 2030 Agenda.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: ANIMATION TRAINING FOR EAST AFRICAN WOMEN
The Ladima Foundation announced earlier this year a cooperation with Culture and Development East Africa (CDEA) and the Kwetu International Animation Film Festival (KIAFF) to provide training, development, and professional opportunities to women working in the animation industry in East Africa. (more…)
Win $1 Million With The Milken-Motsepe AgriTech Prize
The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize focuses on accelerating progress toward SDGs 1 and 2: no poverty and zero hunger. From seed to sale, the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions that boost the economic value to farmers.
Registration is free and open to the public, with a $1 million grand prize and $1 million in additional prizes up for grabs for the winning team. See more HERE.
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