Friday, October 22, 2004

Call for Proposals for a 10/15 Minute Documentary Film

Out in Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is making a call for proposals for 10 to 15 minute documentary films.

The call is open to those who have some filmmaking experience, but who may not have yet had the opportunity to make a film.

An 18 day workshop in Johannesburg, under the direction of British Filmmaker, Rikki Beadle Blair, will run from Saturday 26th February to Monday 14th March 2005. The workshop includes script development, pre-production, the shoot and editing (to final mix). Between four and six people will be selected, on the basis of their proposal, to attend the workshop and make their film. Those who are selected for this incredible opportunity must be available for the duration.

We require a 1 page Synopsis and 2 page Treatment for a Queer film with one of the following themes:

Stories of Liberation
Undocumented South African History
A Slice of South African Life
The deadline for entries is: Tuesday 30th November.
All applicants will be informed of the final selection by Friday 9th January 2005.

The finished films will be screened at the 2005 Out in Africa Film Festival in Johannesburg and Cape Town and will be included in the Video Suitcase, for use at various Satellite Festivals around the country.

Please visit the website for the Application Form, fill it in and email it, with the Synopsis and Treatment, to:

Sharon Jackson at
Out in Africa South Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.