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Short film competition 'African Women in the Time of COVID-19' accepts entries

Organised by the Ladima Foundation, a Pan-African non-profit organisation, the competition aims to hear women's voices during the times of coronavirus

Ahram Online , Monday 8 Jun 2020
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African women are invited to participate in a short film competition launched by the Ladima Foundation, a Pan-African non-profit organisation.

Themed 'African Women in the time of COVID-19', Ladima looks for entries that talk about women’s situation during the pandemic and how those circumstances have affected their lives.

The film's focus should on one or several topics suggested by Ladima: women with special needs or caring for a person with special needs, the impact on family and domestic life, the economic impact in relation to work life, domestic violence and abuse in the time of COVID-19, hope in the time of pandemic, or solidarity and empowerment between women during the pandemic.

The films can also address questions like: Are women paying a high price? How does the crisis highlight and affect the role of women?  Is the crisis a kick to rethink the social order?

The filmmakers are welcome to reflect on the suggested themes and link them to the current pandemic.

Any women residing on the African continent and holding an African nationality are eligible to submit their work. There are no age restrictions and no specific experience in filmmaking required.

The films’ length should not exceed two minutes and can be in any language, provided that it has English subtitles.

Only one film per entrant is accepted and the submissions should be done through the Ladima's A-list platform, which requires prior registration.

Submissions close at midnight 21 June 2020

To find more information and to submit films, please visit Ladima competition's website.

The 10 selected films will be streamed across Ladima and partner platforms and selected filmmakers will receive a release fee of 500 euros each.

Each winner will also receive access to one year of webinars on the Women Make Movies platform, valued at approximately $500.

The competition is organised by the Ladima Foundation in cooperation with DW Academie and Women Make Movies.

"The Ladima Foundation is a Pan-African non-profit organisation founded with the aim of contributing to correcting the major imbalances within the film, TV and content industries. Through a number of initiatives, the Ladima Foundation supports, trains, and mentors women in a variety of roles within the film, TV, and content spaces," the foundation's website says.

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