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Win $25,000 for Emerging Filmmakers Across Sub-Saharan in the Netflix UNESCO Short Film Competition 2022 (Age 35 and below)

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Are you a filmmaker from sub Saharan Africa, 35 years and below?

Then apply to participate in the Netflix UNESCO Short Film Competition 2022 for a chance to be among the lucky six finalists to win a cash prize of up to $25,000 and also a production grant of $75,000.

Application Deadline: November 14 2021

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Application Instructions

You will be required to fill out an online form. You will be asked to submit a CV, portfolio, creative statement, and short video about your film concept.

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About the Netflix UNESCO Short Film Competition


Short film competition across Sub-Saharan Africa

We believe that a great story can come from anywhere, and be loved everywhere. Africa has a rich heritage of storytelling and a young population that is ready to step up and tell Africa’s stories, in all their multiplicity. We’re excited by the fresh new voices that are ready to tell the stories they were told by prior generations, to the world. Netflix has partnered with UNESCO to launch a short film competition, “African Folktales, Reimagined,” to find the bravest, wittiest, and most surprising retellings of some of Africa’s most-loved folktales. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got.

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Review and Selection

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch final entries to mentors

The final selection will be made by an independent judging panel under the guidance of Netflix and UNESCO.

Submissions will be reviewed by a designated local agency according to criteria established by Netflix and UNESCO. Selection will be done by an evaluation committee comprised of industry experts from across Sub-Saharan Africa. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to pitch their concept to Netflix and UNESCO, who will then mentor six winners to develop their short films.


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