Arts-Related Calls & Announcements

I. Call for Nomination for the Peace Prize 2017
The German Publishers and Booksellers Association invites individuals are wanted “who have contributed to the ideals of peace, humanity and understanding among all peoples and nations of the world through their exceptional activities, especially in the fields of literature, science and art” by March 1, 2017.

The board of trustees welcomes nominations from the general public. Self-nomination is not accepted.

Nominations require a comprehensive written explanatory statement including a description of accomplishments and publications justifying an individual’s candidature for the Peace Prize.
Nominations are sent to:
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels
Geschäftsstelle Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels
z. Hd. Martin Schult
Schiffbauerdamm 5
10117 Berlin

The Peace Prize will be awarded on October 15, 2017 in the Church of St. Paul (Paulskirche) in Frankfurt, Germany.

II. 38th Durban International Film Festival Invites Entries
Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) invites filmmakers from across the world to submit their Short, Documentary or Feature Fiction films to screen in the festival scheduled for July 13-23, 2017.
Only films completed in 2016 and 2017 will be considered, and there is no charge for entry. Submissions will be accepted via an online screener. All submissions must be entered via the DIFF Visitor Page online. In order to submit a film, an account needs to be created if this has not already been done in previous years. The deadline for all entries, including delivery of screeners, is February 28, 2017.
For more information check out the festival Submission FAQs, visit the festival website or email

III. Kampala International Theatre Festival Invites Applications
The 4th Kampala International Theatre Festival that is scheduled for November 22-26, 2017 invites artists from the disciplines of theatre to submit their applications. Next to full productions and staged readings or workshop productions are welcome till June 30, 2017.
Kampala International Theatre Festival
c/o Bayimba Cultural Foundation
P.O. Box 34806 Kampala, Uganda.

IV. 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.V. 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

Africa Movie Academy Awards 2017 call for entries.VI. 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.

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