The Ladima Foundation, in partnership with DW Akademie, has announced a short film competition aimed at African women during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The film competition invites women to share share their personal and honest COVID-19 stories in just two minutes.
According to a statement released by its organisers and made available yo TCN “the competition aims to encourage women to share their stories as we create a living document of a time and place – of the specific circumstances that women in Africa currently find themselves, under various degrees of lockdown, through the limitations on movement, opportunity, and often basic freedoms”.
The competition is open to African women content creators and filmmakers of any age or experience level, currently living in Africa and will open for entries from June 1 to June 21, 2020.
Ten films will be selected by a jury and then streamed on the Ladima website along with other partner websites. Each filmmaker whose film is selectrd will also receive 500 EURO as well as access to a year’s worth of educational and inspirational webinars on the USA’s Women Make Movies platform valued at approximately $500.
The films will be judged based on quality of production, creativity, audience appeal and structure.
Entries are expected to focus on the following themes through an inspirational, educational, personal or leadership lens:
- Women with special needs/Coping with special needs during the Lockdown / Caring for Persons with special needs during a global pandemic
- Impact on family / domestic life
- Economic / impact on work life
- Domestic violence / abuse in the time of Covid-19
- Hope in the time of Covid-19
- Are women paying a higher price?
- How does the crisis highlight and affect the role of women?
- The crisis as a kick to rethink the social order
- Solidarity and empowerment among women in times of COVID-19.