Netflix and UNESCO ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ entries to close Nov 14


The deadline for the Netflix and UNESCO innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ will be closing on 14 November 2021 across Sub-Saharan Africa.

The competition, administered by Dalberg,  opened on 14 October 2021. Each of the 6 winners will receive a production grant of US$75,000 (through a local production company) to develop, shoot and post-produce their films under the guidance of industry mentors selected by UNESCO & Netflix to ensure everyone involved in the production is compensated. In addition, each of the 6 winners will also receive $25,000. The films will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African folktales”.


The competition is open to emerging filmmakers across Sub-Saharan Africa on the theme of “African Folktales, Reimagined.”

For the first round, applicants will be required to submit a synopsis of their concept (no more than 500 words) as well as links to a recent CV and portfolio/evidence of any past audiovisual work they have produced.

Applications can be submitted via until November 14th, 2021, at 14:59 PM CAT.


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