Call for Application: “Short Story Day Africa Prize”, Theme: Migrations, Deadline: 31st July, 2016

ssda-prize-submissions-image_20150208The Short Story Day Africa Prize is an African writing prize open to African citizens, permanent residents of African countries, or second generation Africans living in the diaspora only. Unpublished works between 3000-5000 words in response to the theme are eligible for the prize.

1st prize R10 000 [approx US$500] 

2nd prize R2 000 [approx US$125]

3rd prize R1 000 [approx US$60]

In addition three emerging writers will receive a 20 week online creative writing course. These will be selected from the long list or slush pile.

The twenty-one long listed stories will be published in the annual Short Story Day Africa anthology, and selected stories entered into The Caine Prize for African Writing [£10 000].

Submission close 31st July, 2016.

Apply here: Shortstory+Day+Application+Africa2016

for more info click – Shortstory+Day+Africa2016 socialprefect-1468414078354


“Punctuation” a stage Play written and Directed by Joshua Alabi, Date: 25th June, 2016, Venue: Amphi Theatre, Freedom Park, Old Prison, Broad Street, Lagos, Time: 7:00pm

puncIn English language, punctuation means ‘the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written materials or something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions’. But in this performance ‘Punctuation is a metaphor for those ideologies that cause or create repeated and regular interruptions throughout Man’s existence using poetry, dance, movement, music, and symbols to clarify meanings as man contends with itself in this ‘Gladiatorial Space’s.

Date: 25th June, 2016

Venue: Amphi Theatre, Freedom Park, Old Prison, Broad Street, Lagos

Time: 7:00pm

Written and Directed by – Joshua Alabi londretan banner


A Retrospectives of Films by Newton Aduaka, featuring RAGE or EZRA or ONE MAN´S SHOW, Date: 11th – 12th June, 2016 Venue: Old Film Unit, Nigerian Film Corporation, Lagos Branch, Beside VON, IKOYI ROAD, Lagos Time: 2:00pm Gate: FREE!!!


Have you seen the films RAGE or EZRA or ONE MAN´S SHOW? Nigerian
filmmaker Newton Aduaka is probably one of the most invisible filmmakers in his own country.

Although highly acclaimed internationally his work has rarely been shown in Nigeria. Don’t miss this special screening of these films.

Goethe-Institut Nigeria teams up with Lagos Film Society to present for the first time a retrospective of his work, including the feature films as well as his early short films. 

Date: 11th – 12th June, 2016

Venue: Old Film Unit, Nigerian Film Corporation, Lagos Branch, Beside VON, IKOYI ROAD, Lagos

Time: 2:00pm

Gate: FREE!!!

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“Reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory” – a 2 Day Conference on Film Archives, Venue: Nigerian Film Corporation, Ikoyi road, beside Voice of Nigeria, Ikoyi, Date: 29th April, 2016, Time: 10:00am – 30th April, 2016, Time: 11:00am

wardrobes bannersssfilmnewA symposium by Lagos Film Society (LFS), supported by Goethe-Institut Nigeria andlondretan banner British Council, seeks to fill this vacuum, to shine a flashlight, and make a floodlight of it, into the mystery that shrouds a collective past, and to trigger the culture of revisiting memory. On 29th and 30th April, 2016, local and international experts will be sharing the archival experiences with the interested audience via panels, presentations, film screenings, and workshops. 

The Indonesian film collective Lab Labalaba will present their approach to film archives in Jakarta, while London-based German film curator Nikolaus Perneczky [Filmkollektiv Frankfurt] will talk about working with African film archives in a European context. Beninois filmmaker, Idrissou Mora-Kpai, will present his film “Indochine”, and iconic Nigerian filmmaker, Dr. Ola Balogun, will screen and discuss some of his early films.

There will also be a special session curated by Nsibidi Institute and the Royal African Society.

Conference Venue: Nigerian Film Corporation, Ikoyi road, beside Voice of Nigeria, Ikoyi

Date: 29th April, 2016, 10:00am, – 30th April, 2016

Time: 11:00am

For detailed information click – Reclaiming+History+Unveiling+Memory+FILMCONFERENCE

This workshop is open to filmmakers, scriptwriters, historians and others interested in filmmaking processes and exploring creative approaches to working with film archives.

To register, please send your name and contact details to –

Call for Application: Lagos-Berlin Residency Program, Deadline: 30th April, 2016

zku banneIn the context of its partnership with the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U) in Berlin, the cultural office of local government of Wedding/Berlin and SAVVY Contemporary art space Berlin, Goethe Institut Nigeria offers a three months residency for artists and practitioners from Nigeria, interested in cross-disciplinary theory and practice dealing with ‘the city’.

The residency offers a ‘living & work space’: furnished studio-apartments [half of which have private bathrooms], communal facilities, a platform open for public events, lectures, discussions, screenings, performances and presentations.

Deadline: 30th April, 2016

Download Application here: Berlin+Residency2016+FORM 

For more info – ZKU+Berlin 

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