Thursday, January 31, 2013

Calls for Application: 8th Lola Kenya Screen Golden Mboni and 14-Plus Award

Lola Kenya Screen, the Nairobi-based charity specialising in issues related to children, youth, mass media, culture and development, has opened her call for film submission and skill-development participation for the 8th annual Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media festival, skill-development programme and market for children and youth that takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, August 12-17, 2013.

Lola Kenya Screen is also calling upon children and youth interested in developing their creative and cultural entrepreneurship skills and showcasing their films at Africa’s first audiovisual media event EXCLUSIVELY designed for children and youth to send in their applications between December 1, 2012 and April 15, 2013.

Lola Kenya Screen invites all kinds of moving images—animation, fiction, documentary and experimental films, television series, video games and even creatively packaged music videos tackling issues related to children, youth and family and that provide strong role models to children and youth while speaking positively to children of diverse backgrounds are accepted—from all over the world.

Selected films are showcased under various categories with those starring children aged 6-13 years competing for the prestigious Lola Kenya Screen Golden Mboni award for the best children’s film and those featuring children above 14 years competing for the Lola Kenya Screen 14-Plus Prize for the best youth film.

All entries submitted must be suitable for children ages 13 and under, youth aged 14-25 years, or family (25+).

 Deadline for applications is April 15, 2013.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Lola Kenya Screen, PCEA Enchoro Emuny Church, Ngong Road, Ngong Hills (about 20km from Nairobi CBD), P O Box 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya (EA).

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