Calling All Filmmakers! Submit Your Jozi Film Festival Entry And You Could Win $5000



Filmmakers now have the chance to submit an entry for the upcoming Jozi Film Festival.

Film types include feature films, fiction, documentaries and student films. The Jozi Film Festival is not opened to South Africans alone, but filmmakers from other countries as well.

The Jozi Film Festival will also be partnering with Discovery networks for the first time. This partnership comes with a new award category, the “Discovery Channel Don’t Stop Wondering Award”.

This category requires a short documentary (2-5 minutes) from African filmmakers that will “showcase and celebrate unique African stories and capture Discovery’s ethos of sparking curiosity.” The winner of this category will get a cash prize of $5,000 that will be used on their next project.

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The Jozi Film Festival is in its sixth year. It was created in 2012 to “provide a platform for local filmmakers and reach audiences under serviced by traditional cinemas.” However, it advanced to accepting entries from around the world.

“For over 30 years Discovery has been satisfying curiosity, breaking ground with high-quality factual entertainment programming that inspires and entertains audiences around the world,” said Lee Hobbs, VP of Brand & Content, Discovery Networks CEEMEA.

“Discovery Channel’s Don’t Stop Wondering brand positioning is a call to action; a challenge to always remain curious and celebrate the value of treading your own path.



Through this new partnership with the Jozi Film Festival, we hope to discover films that showcase what curiosity means to individuals today, all shot within a contemporary African context, and celebrate the continent’s remarkable filmmaking talent.”

“Discovery Channel’s Don’t Stop Wondering brand positioning is a call to action; a challenge to always remain curious and celebrate the value of treading your own path. Through this new partnership with the Jozi Film Festival, we hope to discover films that showcase what curiosity means to individuals today, all shot within a contemporary African context, and celebrate the continent’s remarkable filmmaking talent.”

The films which make it to the top 10 list will be featured at the Jozi Film Festival which takes place on September 24. The films will also be broadcast on the Discovery Channel during the two months leading up to JFF. The top winner, who will be selected via discovery channel’s voting poll on their website will be flown to Johannesburg where the JFF holds.

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Requirements: 

Entries must be submitted by filmmakers living on the African continent. They must also be 18 years and above. As an independent award, independent films are very much welcome. (see more at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/JoziFilmFestival )

Entries are free and multiple entries are allowed. Submission deadline is on May 31, 2017, at 6:00 pm.

To submit your film and see more guidelines, visit the film free way website at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/JoziFilmFestival

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