From the creators of South Africa’s first animated feature film that went on to be the highest earning South African film in 30 years, for “Adventures in Zambezia” (2012), now Cape Town based Triggerfish Animation Studios and Disney want you to create Africa’s next animation blockbuster! After receiving global praise for their first two animated feature films, “Adventures in Zambezia” (2012) and Khumba(2013), Triggerfish Animation Studios have teamed up with The Walt Disney Company and the Department of Trade and Industry to launch the Triggerfish Story Lab.
So how does it work? Well, in order to be a part of the Story Lab, writers or directors will need to submit original high concept animated stories to a panel of experts who will assess and select about 20 shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will then attend a 2 week workshop with world renowned script consultants Karl Iglesias and Pilar Allessandra, who will prepare and refine concepts to be pitched to a panel of experts.
Successful candidates selected into the top 6, will enter the Story Lab and go on an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for 2 weeks mentorship at Disney pictures. In order to apply entrants must be a citizen or permanent resident of any African country and submit their online application before the deadline on 31 August 2015!
Find out more about the Triggerfish Story Lab here
The Micro Budget Film Fund & Development Film Fund Submissions for 2015 are open!
The Durban Film Office is kick-starting their next round of submissions for their Micro Budget Film and Development Film Fund programmes. All emerging Durban filmmakers are urged to submit their film projects for Micro Budget Film Funding before the closing date 7 November 2014 and for the Development Film Fund the 21 November 2014.
Giving local filmmakers a boost with funding and support, the Durban Film Office, the eThekwini Municipality’s developmental arm in the film industry, established the Micro Budget Film and Development Film funding programmes.
The Micro Budget Film programme, of which submission entries close on the 7 November 2014, has been specially created by the Durban Film Office to equip five fiction feature projects from new and emerging filmmakers with a R100 000 grant to assist them in producing their films, as well as provide invaluable insight into learning how to source any additional funding and resources through a micro-budget model. The programme is set out to provide filmmakers with in-depth training on significant production factors such as marketing, sales support, advertising, product placement and sponsorship deals.
Similarly, the Development Film Fund programme, of which submissions close on the 21 November 2014, provides filmmakers with adequate funding and support to produce their films. The Development Film fund programme was established to grant two filmmakers with projects deemed commercially viable and locally and globally competitive with R250 000 funding to assist the production of their projects.
“We encourage aspiring Durban filmmakers to take advantage of these incredible opportunities, as it could be the very break into the film industry they have been working towards. With the support of the Durban Film Office and leading film experts; these programmes will lay the foundations to a successful film making future and take their projects to the next level,” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.
For more information on the Durban Film Office’s Micro Budget Development and Development Film Fund Programmes selection criteria and application process, please visit www.durbanfilmoffice.co.za or contact Mr. Fezile Peko, Project Manager on email Fezile.Peko@durban.gov.za, and telephone 031 311 4788
Hello Africa… So there’s this group of UK and US filmmakers in particular, producers and script editors. They call themselves Shore Scripts. This small group of passionate filmmakers aims to discover screen-writing talent from around the world.
A: By having you submit either a feature or short film scripts for the 2014 Competition
What Shore Scripts does thereafter is have Head of Production at Working Title Films & Ridley Scott’s, Scott Free Films among other renowned judges rate your script and screen writing abilities. The judges select only 5 winning scripts. The winners are contacted and the prizes are valuable and go a long way.
For more information you can access their site here