By Our Reporter
Young Filmmakers in Uganda could walk home with a sum of 74M after the iKon awards: Film and Television, launched the Young Filmmakers Fellowship that is aimed at skilling, training, and empowering young filmmakers.
Talking to Ugabuzz, Mr. Aaron Jeh Tamale, the manager of SautiPlus Media Hub explained more about the fellowship, hinting that the fellowship is meant for all Filmmakers that had not yet made breakthrough projects.
“It’s for all those Ugandan filmmakers that have not yet made films. Those that are fresh and the ones whose films never made it,” he said.
He explained that to be part of the fellowship, one needs to submit a proposal made up of a logline(one-sentence summary of the story, not more than 30 words), plotline(clearly highlighting the narrative sequence of events for all key plot points from the beginning to end), character bios(Share profile of not more than 3 main key characters considering their goals, needs, desires, and weaknesses) and a mood-board(picture collage that gives us a glimpse on how your film will look like in terms of cinematography).
He also hinted at the winning process and said it would take processes for one to win the 74M.
“From all the proposals that will be submitted. Only the best ten will be picked and their owners will taken through film training. They will each be given 500 dollars to shoot short films and these will compete against one another in the category of “Best Emerging Film”. The winner of this category will be awarded 74M for work on a feature story but will have to work with the nine other filmmakers in that category,” he explained.
For one’s proposal to be accepted, it must carry one of the following themes: teenage pregnancy, climate action, gender-based violence, family planning, gender, and menstrual health and hygiene. The deadline for submission of these proposals is 31st July 2022.
The fellowship is organized by SautiPlus Media Hub and sponsored by Reach A Hand Uganda, and several other partners.