Call for Application: Bodley Head – Financial Times Essay Prize 2016 for Long-form Essay Writing [£1,500 Prize plus Subscription to Financial Times], Deadline: 29th January, 2017

folio-babodleyThe Bodley Head-Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing, and has led to many new and exciting opportunities for winners and runners-up. Hedley Twidle, winner of the very first prize, is now a regular contributor to the FT and other outlets including the New Statesman. Adnan Sarwar, 2013’s winner, has written widely for the press in the UK. Edward Posnett won in 2014 for his essay ‘Eiderdown’ and has his first book, Harvest, due for publication with The Bodley Head in 2017. Last year’s winner, Laurence Blair, has also recently been signed up by The Bodley Head to write his first book, which expands on his 2015 prize-winning essay ‘Dreams of the sea’.

The competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old who would like their work to be read and judged by author Simon Schama, Stuart Williams [publishing director, The Bodley Head], Rachel Cugnoni [publisher, Vintage], Alec Russell, [editor, FT Weekend], Rebecca Rose [deputy books editor, FT] and literary agent Georgina Capel of Georgina Capel Associates.londretan-banner1

Benefits: –

The winner will receive:  £1,000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head

– A mentoring session with The Bodley Head and Financial Times

– A subscription to FT.com, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head

– Two runners up will win: £500 each and an e-publication with The Bodley Head

– A digital subscription to FT Weekend, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head

Click to fill application: BODLEY+HEAD+FT+ESSAY+PRIZE+APPLICATION

Deadline: 29th January, 2017 

Click to read more – Bodley Head-FT+Essay+PRIZE2016amb

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“Mustapha” – a Short Film Teaser, Directed by: Umanu Ojochenemi Elijah

folio-baimg-20161026-wa0003A story of a boy named Mustapha who is hated by his fellow student because he is a Muslim and from the north were terrorism originated from. He is on a quest to prove to the society that terrorism is a decision not a religion.

Click play below to watch – 

Watch this space for the complete version!

A film directed by  Mr. Umanu Ojochenemi Elijah

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Call for entries: LakeCity Film Festival [LACIFF] 2016 Theme: ‘The Reel is yours, Show your Story’, Entries closes 15th Nov., 2016

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The Lakecity Film Festival [LACIFF] has made a call for entries. The first edition of the three-day festival, which is to take place from December 16th to 18th in the beautiful town of Oguta, Imo State has been accepting films that will be in competition as well as screen to the public since September 24.

“This festival welcomes films from all over the globe that celebrate indigenous film irrespective of genre. LACIFF creates an environment necessary for the global cross-pollination of cultures, boosts cultural awareness and exchange in a bid to encourage filmmakers to look more inwardly and tell their individual stories through their own lenses. Hence the pay off line, ‘the reel is yours, show your story’,” he explained.

Entries will close in November.

To download your form click – LACIFF+Form+2016.

Interested filmmakers can find details click – LACIFF+2016

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African Student Film Festival [ASFF] 2016, Theme: “CHANGE: Film as a tool for change in Africa”, Venue: UNESCO Reference Center, Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria, Date: 17th – 19th Oct., 2016

fb_img_1475607248123Theme: “CHANGE: Film as a tool for change in Africa.”

African Student Film Festival is an annual Pan-African festival targeted at discovering, encouraging and rewarding African young film makers and helping them to get funds and grants. With six days intensive training and workshop on various film making techniques, participants will learn from participants what will make them masters of their own.

African Student Film Festival after the 2015 Edition decided to be a Traveling Pan-African Student Film Festival. The reason why we decided on this is, since ASFF is a student event, it should be held in Higher Institutions to get more students participation and involvement.

Venue: UNESCO Reference Center, Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

Programme Schedule Day 1 Tuesday 17th Oct., 2016

Accreditation and Workshop starts. [Cinematography/ Directing] –  9:00am to 12noon

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Festival Opens – National Anthem / Laspotech Anthem – 1:00pm

Chairman Planning Committee – 5mins

Rector’s opening speech – 10mins 

Governor’s Speech – 10mins

—Dance— – 5min

Festival initiator speech – ‘Why the Festival’- 5mins 

— Dance Break — 5mins 

Festival Theme paper presentation – Fidelis Duker – 20mins 

—Dance Break—

Vote of Thanks – 3min Networking Film slot by LASPOTECH

Screening of Films Entries

Day 2 – Wednesday 18th Oct., 2016

Workshop starts. [Cinematography/ Directing] –  9:00am to 12noon

—Break—

Panel discussion:  ‘Why are Festivals important’ [Hussieni, Didi Cheeka, Mike Praise] – 1:15pm

—Break—

How to prep for a Job Interview – 1: 45

Women Discussion Forum [Funmi Aofiyebi, Grace Agu, Bose Oshin] – 2: 30

—Break—

DG Copyright Commission of Nigeria – 2: 35

Why do we need Lawyers in Showbiz? – 3: 00

—Break—

Festival AWARDS – 3: 30

Entertainment – D.J  

Festival End

For detailed information about this event click – ASFF+2016 

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IndieView Lagos: A Short Film Series, Date: 30th of October 2016, Time: 6:00pm, Venue: Freedom Park Amphitheater, Lagos Island, Gate: FREE plus Drinks & Popcorn!!!

indieIndieView Lagos is back!

The event will take place on the 30th of October 2016

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Freedom Park Amphitheater. 

Bring your friends for free popcorn, cool folk and the outdoor movie experience. Also, if you are a movie lover and want to meet actors and movie producers

You can submit your short films for future screenings to indieviewlagos@gmail.com 

See preview of “Ireti” below. Directed by, Tope Oshin

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New Movie Trailer: “SLOW COUNTRY” by Eric Aghimien

Here’s the trailer for the soon to premiere movie from yours truly titled: “SLOW COUNTRY”.

Eric Aghimien, a budding movie maker who’s shattering boundaries in the Nigerian movie business killed it yet again in this action blockbuster [and when we say “blockbuster” we don’t mean the usual Nollywood cliché]!!! 

Synopsis:

It’s about a homeless teenage mother, armed with her desperate ‘mother instinct’ to provide provide a safe haven for her son got herself trapped in prostitution and drug trafficking. Trouble however erupts the moment she decides to turn a new leaf and quit. Alas,  her boss, a ruthless human and a notorious drug traffic king won’t let her loose from his leash.

Wait for it PEOPLE, WAIT FOR IT!!!

Click play below to watch –

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