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Focus Features Fourth Year Winners Announced

6 October 2011 12:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

$10,000 In Financing Goes To Five

New Moviemakers For Their Short Films

New York, October 6th, 2011 . For a fourth consecutive year, Focus Features. Africa First program for short films, the worldwide film company.s initiative earmarked exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, has awarded five filmmakers $10,000 apiece, Focus CEO James Schamus announced today.

The uniquely conceived initiative offers eligible and participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded the $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and tapping into the resources of the film industry there. Of equal importance, the program brings the filmmakers together with each other and with a renowned group of advisors, major figures in the African film world, for support and mentorship. The short films coming out of the program have been showcased at the Sundance, Toronto, and Berlin Film Festivals; the Film Society of »

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Focus Features’ 2011 Africa First Program Call for Entries

2 March 2011 1:54 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

2011 Entry Period For Focus Features.

Africa First Program To Commence May 16th;

$10,000 In Financing Apiece Earmarked For New Filmmakers

Focus Features will accept entries for its Africa First Program . entering its fourth year . beginning Monday, May 16th and continuing through Monday, August 22nd. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

The uniquely conceived initiative, with funds earmarked exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, is for the fourth consecutive year offering eligible and participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and tapping into the resources of the film industry there. The program also brings the filmmakers together with each other and with a renowned group of advisors, major figures in the African film world, for support and mentorship. Complete details on Africa First . including application information . can be accessed year-round through www. »

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Call For Entries – 2011 Submission Dates For Focus Features’ Africa First Program

2 March 2011 1:47 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Here’s a program we’ve given a lot of ink to on this website, so I won’t rehash. Just read the press release received today, for all the relevant info…

For Immediate Release: 2011 Entry Period For Focus Features’ Africa First Program To Commence May 16th

2011 Entry Period For Focus Features

Africa First Program To Commence May 16th;

$10,000 In Financing Apiece Earmarked For New Filmmakers

New York , March 2nd, 2011 – Focus Features will accept entries for its Africa First Program – entering its fourth year – beginning Monday, May 16th and continuing through Monday, August 22nd. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

The uniquely conceived initiative, with funds earmarked exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, is for the fourth consecutive year offering eligible and participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental »

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Watch Vogue’s Profile Of Up-And-Coming Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu

27 February 2011 10:58 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Vogue Italia profiles award-winning Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu in the video below; We’ve profiled and mentioned Wanuri on this website a number of times; she directed the Africa First Focus Features sci-fi short film, Pumzi, and she’s working on an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s novel, Who Fears Death. Kisha Cameron-Dingle, who previously served as associate producer on Raoul Peck’s Sometimes in April and Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, is producing.

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