African Cinema: Filmmakers Apply for the 2011 Africa First Short Film Program

“The Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program supports films that aspire to artistic excellence and accomplished storytelling, and substantially contribute to the development of local film industries. Award recipients of the 2011 Focus Features Africa First Short Film Program can use award money received from Africa First to complete initial production and to pay for post-production costs such as laboratory fees, sound mixing, and editing.

Applications must be fully completed and postmarked by August 22nd, 2011 and received by the September 6th, 2011 deadline in order for your application to be accepted. Individuals can only submit one film per cycle. Submissions that are made with an incomplete application or applications that are submitted without the supporting materials will be disqualified. Submissions that are obscene, pornographic, libelous, or otherwise objectionable will also be disqualified. Recipients will be notified by October 3rd, 2011 of their status and must be available to travel to New York City for the Summit Weekend of November 3rd to 7th, 2011.”


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