Award-winning Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has been announced as a member of the 5-member jury who will judge the recently announced Ladima Foundation short-film competition.
Ladima Foundation disclosed this in a statement signed by its Co-founder and CEO, Lara Utian-Preston.
With entries already being received, Nse alongside other professionals will select the final 10 films from across all genres including animation, fiction, documentary or interview style.
The competition which is open to African women content creators and filmmakers of any age or experience level, currently living in Africa, is aimed at encouraging participants to share stories of the specific circumstances that women in Africa currently find themselves, under various degrees of lockdown.
Other members of the jury include: Journalist and filmmaker, Cornelia Glele; Curator of African Films, Lizelle Bisschoff; Academic and filmmaker, Martin Mhando; and Filmmaker, Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann.
The selected 10 films will be streamed on the Ladima website along with other partner websites. Each winning filmmaker 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.