9th Lola Kenya Screen Cinematography Workshop Call for Participants
Lola Kenya Screen, that has since 2006 been mentoring children and youth in eastern and southern Africa in creative and cultural entrepreneurship, is inviting interested children and youth aged 11-16 years in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to apply for participation in its Cinematography workshop to be held at Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya, December 7-12, 2014.
Three participants from each East African Community Partner State—Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania—shall be selected.
Applications, addressed to the respective East African Film Network’s Country Representative—Burundi: Papy Jamaica Ndikumana; Kenya: Ogova Ondego; Rwanda: Bintresor Senga; Tanzania: Mary Birdi; Uganda: Phad Mutumba—with copies to eastafricanfilmnetwork(at)gmail(dot)com and director(at)lolakenyascreen(dot)org, must be sent in by November 17, 2014.
Complete applications must include:
• A short cover letter introducing yourself: who you are, what film projects you have been involved in, and how you think the workshop could be helpful to you
• A 1000-word essay on the ideas you have for East Africa integration
• A letter from your parent or guardian permitting you to participate in the workshop.
Contact Lola Kenya Screen:
Visit: Ngong Road, Ngong Hills
Cell: 254 733 703374, 254 722 486531
Postal Address: 20775-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya (EA)
@LolaKenyaScreen on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Google Plus.
2nd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference Call for Papers
The Department of Literature of Makerere University in Uganda and the Department of English of South Africa’s Stellensbosch University are Calling for papers from literary and cultural studies researchers and scholars, artists and journalists interested in the greater Eastern Africa to reflect on the forces of nationalism, trans-nationalism, regionalism, trans-culturalism, globalism, geo-politics, mobility and other cultural processes that have been evolving in the region over the last millennium.
The 2nd Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies Conference that is scheduled for August 20-22, 2015 in Makerere University, is a follow-up of the East Africa at 50: A Celebration of Histories and Futures, held at the University of Nairobi in Kenya in September 2013 and shall be held on the theme, “Textualities of Space: Connections, Intricacies, and Intimacies.”
The conference seeks to challenge state-led cartographies of the region and provoke discourses that render borders more porous.
Among the topics to consider include:
i). Eastern Africa in the global arena
ii). Transculturalism, transnationalism, regionalism
iii). Identity and hybridity
iv). Miscegenation and the mixed-race
v). Anomalous groups: diaspora, migrants, refugees or exiles
vi). Nationalism, autochthony, city, cultural productions
vii). Travel: sea, rail, land and air
viii). Life or self-narrative
ix). The language question
x). Citizenship, belonging, legitimacy
xi). Print culture: magazines, literary journalism and cartooning
xii). Popular imaginaries: music, film and orature
xiii). Experiences of war.
Abstracts of no longer than 250 words for papers that engage with the topics and issues above and related concerns are invited for consideration. Preference will be given to those with strong Eastern African themes. Abstract are to be emailed to email@example.com by January 31, 2015.
Durban FilmMart 2015 Call for Project Submissions
The annual Durban FilmMart (DFM), that has just celebrated five years as a leading film co-production and funding market in Africa, is calling Africans to submit their film projects for 2015 DFM selections.
“We look forward to the submissions for next year’s DFM and encourage African filmmakers to take a chance and put themselves out there,” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.
DFM has worked with 95 official projects making their debuts at the four-day event in Durban over the past five years. Many DFM alumni have secured further funding grants and screened at film festivals around the world, establishing DFM as a key platform for budding African filmmakers to propel their filmmaking careers.
DFM 2015 will select 10 fiction feature and 10 documentary feature projects in development to participate in the 6th DFM taking place July 17-20, 2015.
Interested African filmmakers are encouraged to submit their projects by February 15, 2015. It is important to note that all projects must have a producer and director attached.
Details on DFM 2015 project submission criteria and how to submit one’s project is available on durbanfilmmart.com and further inquiries could be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Groups Wanted for International Young Performers’ Tours
Creative Connections, a US organisation, is looking for quality dance, singing, instrumental music and theatre/drama youth groups from around the world, who would like to be selected for upcoming International Young Performers’ Tours.
Successful applicants are given the opportunity, over a 10 -18 day USA tour, to share the richness of their dance, music, storytelling and culture with thousands of elementary, middle, and high schools students and teachers in New York and Connecticut. The groups give school performances and conduct classroom workshops at schools and art centers.
During the tour youth performers and two adult chaperones live with local families in their homes in Fairfield County, CT. Creative Connections provides air and land expenses, including medical insurance, for each member of the group.
Troupe members will be ambassadors for their country during their US tour. The International Young Performers’Tour furthers Creative Connections‘ mission to connect young people in the US with their peers around the world to foster greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of one another’s cultures.
To view highlight videos of recent touring troupes, go to creativeconnections.org/art-collection/iypt-videos.php