Call For Participation | 2018 Edition Of Luxor African Film Festival

Applications for participation in the Films by African Youth (FAY) Workshop and 7th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival have commenced.

Films by African Youth (FAY) is a 10-day hands-on film training programme, committed to enable young talented African filmmakers who have a voice, find ways to create high quality productions in low budget situations.

The programme is handled by professional filmmakers working at top levels within the African film industry. These professionals will not only teach, they will also serve as mentors and role models to the young generations who want to express issues that matter to them but might be feeling limited for lack of support, funds and mentorship.

The workshop will provide basic introductory coursework that is critical to the craft of storytelling. A great emphasis is put on the idea of developing a culture of creating innovative cinema as a counter to imitative cinema. It stresses the value of cultural identity in the future transformation of African cinema.
Furthermore, the workshop will deal on critical aspect of empowering the young filmmaker from his or her collective practical culture.

Rules of the Programme

  1. The selected participants will receive guided instruction and collaboratively, each will create a short film. All equipment and technical support will be provided by LAFF. Certain prompts will be given during the FAY workshop to ensure practicality and to avoid any potential production disturbances. For example; a few selected locations throughout Luxor will be granted with permits for applicants to have production access for their shooting. All completed projects will be showcased at the LAFF 2018 Closing Ceremony.
  2. Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) will sign contracts with the accepted applicants to hold the rights of the films produced during the workshops. Therefore, the films will remain property of Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) and its Etisal Fund. Participants are eligible to receive a copy of their film work once the required contracts are delivered.
  3. Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) will handle the two-way travel and accommodation for the accepted applications. Applicants are required to attend all scheduled field trips, lectures and film screenings. Absence and lateness will not be accepted. Any violation to attendance may result in termination of applicant from the workshop. The applicant’s accommodation will be cancelled and his flight ticket will be rescheduled.
  4. The overall selection process is based more on demonstrated passion, experience and the ideas the applicants present. Chosen applicants will be provided with more information, follow up instruction and rules.
Eligibility and Selection
  1. Priority shall be given to applicants who are students and/or graduates from any accredited school and/or institute of cinema, and/or independent filmmakers.
  2. Each applicant must be of African origin and residing in an African country.
  3. He must understand the English language
  4. He or she must be between the age of 18 and 27.
  5.  He must have at least one COMPLETE short film work.
Deadline for Submission of Applications and Requirements:
All requirements must be submitted by January 10, 2018. Any applicant that fails to do so will be disqualified and his or her application will not be considered.  The festival will hold between 10 and 22 March, 2018.

The following requirements are to be submitted in the actual workshop application:
  1. Each applicant must complete the workshop application
  2. He or she must submit one-page synopsis of 2-5 min film that will be created at the FAY workshop in Luxor.
  3. He or she must submit an online link to his or her previous film work

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