Sinemite newsletter #6

Happy New Year! 

We start the year with some exciting news: Women In Film Awards nominations are open til 15 January 2023. The 4th edition of the Women in Film Awards (WIFA) aims to celebrate the Drive, Sprit and Diversity of the woman filmmaker. Now more than ever we need creativity and diversity and women filmmakers have played a great role in creatively sharing our stories. And so, WIFA 2023 we celebrate these phenomenal women filmmakers. Winners will be unveiled during a red carpet gala ceremony on 8th March 2023. {Beyond The Film}

Set to showcase some of the finest films from over 35 countries across the globe, including 20 African premieres and 27 South African premieres, the Joburg Film festival will run from Tuesday, 31st January 2023 to Sunday, 5th February 2023 at various locations across the city.{ THE CALL SHEET}

Kigali held the 8th edition of the Mashariki African Film Festival in December. This is the largest film festival in the country and aims to showcase Rwandan filmmakers, but also from Africa in general. Emphasis this year was placed on on films that question gender relations with the theme of Afro-futurism. {AFRICA NEWS}

  • The Kitale Film Week Screenwriters Lab will have Six (6) writers in a residency from the 20th to 25th of February 2023 during the Kitale Film Week, where they will be immersed into a full-week workshop to learn to write for TV and film.. More details here

           APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10th January 2023.

  • The Climate Story Fund is now open. The Climate Story Fund supports compelling storytelling and impact campaigns from around the world that move us closer to a climate just and biodiverse future. The fund will support 6-8 projects with grants ranging between $50,000 to $100,000 per project.. More details here.

           APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1st February 2023

FAST stands for Free Ad-supported Streaming TV. It’s like watching traditional Free TV but streamed over the internet. Big different is that on traditional TV everyone watches the same Ads. On Streaming TV everyone gets individual personalized Ads depending on your profile.

This makes FAST the to-go-to for advertisers as they can reach out much better to very specific target groups. Forecasts say that is replace traditional satellite/cable TV in the future.

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