If you make films or know someone who does, please consider the following call for entries. Deadline May 30th:
Africa Volunteer Corps is accepting short films for our Visualize Change Film Forum annual fundraiser in partnership with AfriMETRO. Based in Tanzania, AVC is an organization dedicated to strengthening grassroots social change in Africa, and putting the development process in the hands of locals by training them to work in NGO’s. We ask for films that tell a counter narrative to the convenient story of disease, warfare, and poverty by portraying Africa’s human story, empowerment, successes, or the importance of local initiatives to the development process. We seek especially to showcase African filmmakers, but we welcome filmmakers of all nationalities.
The selected films will be shown to an audience of up to 100 Africa enthusiasts and philanthropists in New York in October 2012. An example of the films we seek is The Thing that Happened, which is available for viewing on YouTube, and works by WeOwnTV of Sierra Leone. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, AVC founder Caitlin Kelley and selected experts. A biography of each filmmaker (as well as contact information) will be included in our event program.
Films should be 10 to 90 minutes in length and submitted by May 30th. Please submit digital files to email@example.com via Dropbox. DVD’s should be sent to Caitlin Kelley, 260 New St, Athens, GA 30601. Films must be received by May 30th to be considered for inclusion in our 2012 forum. Films sent after this deadline will be kept for consideration in future events.
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. For more information about Africa Volunteer Corps, go to http://www.africavolunteercorps.org. And for AfriMETRO, go to http://www.afrimetro.org.