Sustain our Africa (SoA) in partnership with the Shortcut Film Festival is calling on filmmakers to enter their short film competition. The closing date for submissions is 28 September 2012 and there is no entry fee.
A selection of the 10 best films will be screened at the festival, launching on Monday, 22 October 2012. A winner and two runners up will be announced and all entries will be posted on the SoA YouTube page.
Create a short film using the following guidelines:
• As your brief, The Change Manifesto.
• Genre of your choice ie. Shorts, Animation, Documentary, Experimental
• The film must be conceived and produced within Africa. Provide necessary translations for those non-english.
• Provide a short synopsis with your submission.
• Maximum duration is 10 minutes.
• Please inform us via email of your submission
Format Viewing and Delivery specs:
• Online link for quick viewing purpose or downloadable ftp link
• Format delivery guideline.
-Either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect
-PCM stereo audio preferred
-(1) Good Quality Quicktime Master File
– H264 is acceptable (minimum data rate of 4000kbps)
– Codec can also be same as source edit (Prores/ DV-PAL, HDV etc)
-(2) MPEG-2 Files
-High quality (above 5mbs bit rate)
Postal Address: P.O. Box 16067, Vlaeberg 8018
Hand Deliver: SoA Office, 89A Bree St, Cape Town
Online: ftp link with password
A panel of judges and prizes will be announced shortly.
Sustain our Africa is a collaborative communications platform that addresses the pivotal role that Africa will play in global sustainability. It serves to catalyse change by cultivating awareness, showcasing inspirational stories and hosting practical tools to build an abundant, resilient Africa that can deliver Enough. For All. Forever.
In a world first for the continent, 50 influential thought leaders from across the globe are gathering in Cape Town for the inaugural Sustain our Africa Summit, Expo and Festival in October this year to tackle, debate and find answers to the biggest question of all: Can Africa deliver enough for all, forever?
The communications platform provided by the locally-owned Sustain our Africa will unify powerful voices by a shared vision to affect positive environmental, social and financial change in Africa. This annual event ultimately aims to make sustainable development a reality throughout Africa’s 54 countries and will be hosted at the V&A Waterfront from 22 to 28 October 2012.
This week-long summit is a platform for lively debate and problem solving with highly specialised professionals from all fields of the sustainability landscape from around the world. The dialogue will be led by Change Agents who have the expertise to guide us towards a sustainable future.
Other elements include the SoA Expo at which exhibitors can showcase related initiatives, the SoA Festival for Change that increases awareness and accessibility through the mediums of art, performance, music, fashion, film, design and food, the SoA Change Agent Awards designed to shine the spotlight on brave leadership and noteworthy innovation, and the Change Agent magazine. Using the V&A Waterfront as its base and spilling over into the city, the Festival aims to make sustainability accessible to all.
Mission: The CHANGE MANIFESTO
For the first time in the history of mankind we have one common cause to fight for.
One cause that we all can believe in.
One cause that will change us all.
This cause supersedes race, colour, status, creed, religion, nation, political belief or ego.
The cause is a fight for our collective survival on the only planet we can call home.
The Change Manifesto stands for:
Working together in a manner of true collaboration and transparency.
Sharing and using the skills of our collaboration to effect real change.
Sharing our findings and solutions for change as far and as wide as possible.
Our collective goal is to change our world so that it can deliver Enough. For All. Forever.
For more info contact Lynette Ou Tim on email@example.com
For more info on SoA, contact Brendon Bell-Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
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