Deadline:

May 15, 2020.

Location:

 

USA.

(Fully Funded)

Description

African Research Studies Association (ASA) FILM PRIZE

The prize is for an outstanding film, whether fiction or documentary, made in the preceding two calendar years (2017, 2018) by an African filmmaker. We are interested in innovative, probing, work that helps audiences think about social, political, economic, and cultural questions pertinent to the lives of Africans and dynamics on the African continent.

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The award winner will be chosen by the ASA film prize committee and will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting for a screening of the winning film. The award will cover round trip economy class airfare, accommodation at the Annual Meeting hotel for up to four nights, per diem, and conference registration for the winning filmmaker.

Please note: By submitting a film to the prize committee for consideration, nominators are agreeing to waive any screening fees should the film be selected as winner.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  •  Documentary Film.
  •  Fiction Film (with an understanding that these distinctions are increasingly traversed in much filmic work today) are  accepted.

Required Languages

English.

African languages (Optional) .

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA,  SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, COMOROS,

ALL AFRICAN Nationalities (The director should be African, an African national though not necessarily resident on the continent).

Program Period

4 Days

The award winner will be chosen by the ASA film prize committee and will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting for a screening of the winning film.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • A film completed in the last 2 years. The film can be in circulation in festivals, for example, and/or take up by a distributor and in distribution.
  • Filmmakers or their distributors can submit nominations.
  • The director should be African, an African national though not necessarily resident on the continent.
  • Filmmakers can submit nominations at any stage in their career.
  • Films must be feature length and with English subtitles.
  • Documentary or fiction (with an understanding that these distinctions are increasingly traversed in much filmic work today) are accepted.
  • Films should be directed to an audience that contains both specialists and generalists.
  • We encourage work in less commonly used African languages as long as English subtitles are included, and will also consider works in other languages as well.
  • We accept both Blu-Ray and DVD versions, or links such as Vimeo with protected password.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The award winner will be chosen by the ASA film prize committee and will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting for a screening of the winning film.
  • The award will cover roundtrip economy class airfare, accommodation at the Annual Meeting hotel for up to four nights, per diem, and conference registration for the winning filmmaker.

How to Apply

First Step:

  • Nominated films can be sent offline to:

Ken Harrow
1147 Daisy Lane

East Lansing, MI 48823

  • Or send online by email to:

harrow@msu.edu

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This Scholarship Published by:
Sosana Rashed/Egypt 

Reviewed by” Hadeer Mahfouz/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team