Young Nollywood filmmakers offered trip to the UK to showcase their work

By The Nigerian Voice
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Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, one of the largest and most successful African film festivals in Europe, is offering two young Nollywood filmmakers a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the United Kingdom, and the opportunity to show their latest film to audiences in Scotland.

This year’s festival is set to take place from 23 October to 1 November, and as part of the line up of events we are hosting a Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey, supported by the British Council NGUK Seasons. The events in this programme will explore the similarities and differences between independent filmmaking in both Scotland and Nigeria, with a view to creating lasting partnerships between the two industries.

We are inviting young Nollywood film directors between the ages of 18-35 to submit their films to Africa in Motion, along with an application explaining how the filmmaker can contribute to discussions in Scotland, and why their film should be shown to audiences in the UK. A member of the Africa in Motion team alongside a jury of high profile film practitioners based in the UK will select the Nollywood filmmakers who will take part. The winning participants will be invited to attend Africa in Motion 2015, and the festival will cover the costs of their international travel, visas, accommodation and hospitality during their time in Scotland.

The chosen Nollywood filmmakers will have the opportunity to showcase their films to audiences in Scotland, meet leading industry professionals in the Scottish Film Industry, take part in roundtable discussions about independent filmmaking, and be introduced to young Scottish filmmakers.

For more information about the competition and details on how to apply please see here: