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

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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”.

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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 www.netflix-growcreative.com/unesco until November 14th, 2021, at 14:59 PM CAT.

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