South African Film Students: Time to Spotlight Social Issues and Win Big

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Are you a South African film student looking for an opportunity to showcase your creativity and potentially win up to R10,000? The “South African Social Issues” competition invites you to create a documentary that highlights the various social issues prevalent in South Africa today.

The Competition Details

Your documentary should be at least 5 minutes long but should not exceed 10 minutes, including credits. The first prize is R10,000, and the second prize is R5,000. The competition is open to registered students at South African colleges, universities, or similar institutions.

Submission Guidelines

To ensure a seamless submission process, follow these technical guidelines:

  • Keep the total runtime within the specified time limit.
  • Double-check your audio levels and channels.
  • Include English subtitles for non-English dialogues.
  • Use the recommended naming conventions for your submission files.
  • Submit only .MP4 or .MOV files.
  • Submit in 1080 HD resolution and avoid files larger than 2GB.
  • Refrain from submitting YouTube links.

Remember to obtain the necessary permissions and rights for all content used in your documentary, including music, images, and interview subjects.

The Timeline

Submissions open on April 1, 2023, and the deadline is May 31, 2023. The finalists will be announced on June 5, 2023, followed by public voting from June 5 through June 30, 2023. The winner will be declared on June 30, 2023.

The Organizers and Judges

The competition is jointly organized by AFDA and Blue Sky Publications. Their employed personnel and selected individuals form the judging panel. The judges’ decision is final, and the copyright of all content submitted will be shared between the filmmakers and Blue Sky Publications.

Get Started

Don’t miss this opportunity to make an impact with your storytelling abilities while earning valuable recognition and cash prizes. Start brainstorming, researching, and planning your project now. With hard work, dedication, and creativity, you may soon find yourself in the spotlight as a powerful voice for change in South Africa. Good luck!

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