Arts-Related Calls & Announcements

I. 9th Le Kolatier Africa Music Market Call for Artists
Le Kolatier 2017, the Africa Music Market held in Yaounde, Cameroon, invites applications for its 9th edition scheduled for October 11-14, 2017.

Le Kolatier is a platform for meetings and exchanges between actors in the field of music industry, with the aim of providing a good opportunity for emerging African music groups and contributing to the development of the African music industry.

Conditions for participation of groups
-African emerging artists or groups living on the continent who do not yet have international visibility
-Have at least one album recorded in professional conditions
-Present original works. We favor the enhancement of African heritage.
-To be able to present a video of a show turned in professional conditions Justify a professional approach

Le Kolatier does not pay fees, but can take care of the accommodation during the market period (hotel and meal), and offers accreditation to participate in all activities.

The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2017.

Groups selected by the International Committee will be informed by June 30, 2017.

For the submission of applications, please consult the online form on

For further information: or call +237-671 154 274.
3rd Wiki Loves Africa competition call for entries.II). Luxor African Film Festival Call for Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop Applications
Scriptwriter Sayed Fouad, president of Luxor African Film Festival, announces that the first call for the “STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” is now open till January 20, 2017.
The workshop will be held in Luxor during the 6th Luxor African Film Festival, March 16-22, 2017.
Filmmaker Azza Elhosseiny, LAFF And ETISAL’s Fund director, says that “STEP Long Narrative Script-Development Workshop” aims to help the participating projects to reach the maximum of their capacity, enhance the qualities of the script material and clarify the dramatic components of screenplay and that this intensive workshop is a unique script development workshop addressed only to young African professional directors living in African countries. The workshop, she says, is guided by an active tutor in the field of development with a wide international experience. Candidates could apply now on LAFF’s website.
The workshop will start on the first day of the festival till March 21, 2017.

III). Wikipedia Competition Invites Entries on Music and Dance in Africa
WikiAfrica, an international movement that takes place on the African continent, Wikipedia invites photographs, video or sound files on music and dance in Africa for its 3rd Wiki Loves Africa competition.

The competition runs December 1, 2016-January 31, 2017 and entries are welcome from anywhere on the globe.
All entries to Wiki Loves Africa are to be directly uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with the intention of being used to illustrate relevant existing articles or as a basis to begin new articles on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Images submitted to the Wiki Loves Africa contest may win prizes! There are a few rules to respect for the images to be eligible:
Rule 1: All photos must be taken by the person submitting them. They can be either self-uploaded or uploaded during a registered mass upload session.
Rule 2: Upload can only be done in December 2016 and January 2017. But you can enter media that was taken at any time, even historical photographs (as long as you own the copyright on these photographs).
Rule 3: Images must be free of watermarks or embedded signatures to be eligible. All entries will automatically be submitted under a free licence such as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) (or in the public domain). Read more about the cc-by-sa license here.
Rule 4: All eligible pictures will be categorised under Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2016, this will be automatically assigned during the upload process.
Rule 5: Participants should enable e-mail on Wikimedia Commons so they can be contacted should their image be chosen for a prize.

The main prizes for the competition are:
1st Prize: US$600
2nd Prize: US$400
3rd Prize: US$200
Community Prize: US$200
The Awesome Prize: US$400.

Each winner will also receive a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan, and a portable power pack. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be selected by a jury of international Wikipedians and professional photographers. The Community Prize is chosen by the Wikipedia Community from the Jury’s short list. The Awesome Prize will be awarded for outstanding media contribution to the project, and will be chosen by the two organisers.

Follow these four steps to enter the Wiki Loves Africa Music and Dance competition:
Step 1: Take some photos.
Step 2: Select the best.
Step 3: Create an account on Commons to take part. Register here.
Step 4: Use the Upload Wizard to enter the photographs.

Africa Movie Academy Awards 2017 call for entries.IV). Africa Movie Academy Awards  2017 Call for Entry
The 13th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short, animation and documentary work for consideration in its nearly 30 film categories. The deadline for submissions is December 30, 2016; a late entry deadline is January 13, 2017.
Only films produced and released between July 2015 and December 2016 may be entered for this celebration of African cinema.
Each completed entry form for 2017 entries must be accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms, including the synopsis of the film, the list of credits, marketing stills of the movie, filmographies of the directors and producers, copies of the movie in 3DVDS or a hard drive plus a compulsory online submission via Vimeo or WeTransfer and proof of the right to submit. All films must indicate the year of copyright. The Africa Film Academy will not accept any film that exceeds the 120-minute run as a feature or a short film that is longer than 40 minutes. AMAA awards two broad categories of short movies and animation. The Academy also awards the category for Best Africa Film in the Diaspora and Best Diaspora Short Film Awards. Inclusive of Caribbean Shorts and Caribbean features.
International submissions can be made on and also on
The primary aim of the AMA Awards is to facilitate the development and showcase the social relevance of African film and cinema. The awards are presented to recognize and honor the excellence of professionals in the film industry. This includes directors, actors, and writers, as well as to unite the African continent and the Diaspora through arts and culture.
Evolving from a one-day event — televised live — to an annually chronicled film event for people of African descent across the globe, the AMA Awards is now an established engagement platform for filmmakers, industry professionals, and all creative industry stakeholders.

V). 6th Luxor African Film Festival Call for Entries
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), that takes place place March 16-22, 2017, has officially launched the call for film entries.
LAFF is receiving films from African countries by African filmmakers except for al-Husseiny Abou-Deif Freedom & Human Rights Competition that is open to films from all over the world.
Sayed Fouad, LAFF president, says Morocco is the country guest of honor at the sixth edition. Azza al-Husseiny, LAFF executive director, says the sixth edition of the festival will give tribute to Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, Egyptian director Youssry Nasrallah and Egyptian star Nelly Karim.
LAFF is organised by Independent Shabab Foundation with the support of the Egyptian ministries of Culture, Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Youth; The National Bank of Egypt; The Luxor Governorate and the Egyptian Film Syndicate.
The deadline for film submission is December 15, 2016.

Sydney International Festival of Films by ChildrenVI). KidzFlicks 2017 Call for Entries
KidzFlicks, The Sydney International Festival of Films by Children invites films from all over the world.
International exchanges are an important and exciting part of the KidzFlicks Festival. Our young Australian audiences are always keen to view the work of children their own age making films in other parts of the world and we are always grateful for the opportunity to screen these films, allowing us to create a truly mulitcultural festival.
Please submit your films to the KidzFlicks Festival. The Entry form is available at
KidzFlicks strives to be an open and inclusive festival. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

VII). Lola Kenya Children’s Screen‬ Call for Short Movies

Delightful movie people at Lola Kenya Screen film forum in Nairobi, KenyaLola Kenya Screen‬ invites short (maximum 30 minutes) ‪animation‬, ‪‎fiction‬, ‪‎documentary‬ and ‪‎experimental‬ films from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, eastern Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia for her ‪‎screening‬, ‪‎discussion‬ and ‪‎networking‬ forum that runs in ‪‎Nairobi‬ every last Monday of the month. ‪‎Creatively packaged‬ ‪music videos‬ and ‪‎video games‬ are also accepted.

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Details on the website and social media (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/Flickr) @LolaKenyaScreen