MFA '12 Made in Nigeria Film Challenge

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Nov 17 2012, 18:43:00

From Maker Faire Africa 2012:

Find a Maker, Make a Film. You could win a GoPro Hero3 Professional HD Video Camera with bicycle mount, a copy of Adobe Premiere Elements 11 and a 1-Year Vimeo Pro Account, for an extreme jumpstart to your film career. They could win 100,000 Naira to push their invention forward. Film shorts are an essential storytelling tool for building community and support around inventors and the things they make. Film shorts have helped independent tradesmen gain support from their local neighbors by instilling pride within their community about a legacy of making. When they go viral, they can propel a small business in one country into the public eye of another, expanding its global reach and building bridges between cultures. So, it's no surprise that the film short is the single most critical element for a successful Kickstarter campaign in the U.S., raising seed funds in excess of $310 million for inventors, artists & entrepreneurs, in just three years time. Could film shorts have helped launch the Maker Movement around the world? ...

Africa needs more of this kind of storytelling. Its makers need to tell these stores to their country; its countries need to tell these stories to one another, and to other countries in the world. It needs a socially connected creative community rallying around its inventors and makers as we've seen elsewhere in the world where making is a critical force for economic stability. Storytelling needs storytellers and there are many to be found across the continent, but with Lagos, the heart of Nollywood, being our host for MFA 2012, we think it's the perfect time & place to take this project on a test run. So Nigerian filmmakers, we're putting this challenge to you. Show us the inventors, the makers, the artisans of your country. Who's making, where are they making, what are they making and why ...

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   WHO Figure Wrong - 11% of Births in Sub-Saharan Africa to Teens - Not 50% (news)
Africa Check
21 June 2017

Until Africa Check started looking into it, the World Health Organization said on the French version of their website that a startling half of births in sub-Saharan Africa are to teen mothers. Are ... [read more]

Africa:   Alien Animals and Plants Are On the Rise (analysis)
The Conversation
14 June 2017

This article is the first in a series The Conversation Africa is running on invasive species. Let's say you're travelling from Uganda to South Africa for business. You finally arrive at your hotel ... [read more]

Africa:   The Debate on Use of Video Assistant Referees in Football (analysis)
The Observer
23 June 2017

June 8 must have been marked as the anti-Byron Moreno day in Italy. On that exact date back in 2002, South Korea knocked out Italy from the World Cup. But this followed a number of poor refereeing ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!