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Opportunity: The Short Story Day Africa Prize, Submissions by Oct. 31 2019


Submission by: October 31, 2019

First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100 – #SSDA2019.

In 2019, Short Story Day Africa is seeking short fiction exploring disruption, especially but not limited to climate and environ[mental] disruption.

Download SSDA 2019 Theme Release (pdf).

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June 13, 2019 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Go Global Africa 2019: Unique Opportunity for Kenyan Start Ups to Join the International Tech Hub Network, by Jan. 30 2019


Opportunity for your startup to collaborate with the UK, build networks and learn how to scale up –

Application dates & deadlines
To apply, please read the guidance, and submit your one minute video pitch in this form by 30 January 2019.

Application deadline: 30 January 2019 (12 pm)

Judging panels: 7 – 14 February 2019

Travel dates to the UK: 23 March – 4 April 2019

For more information, call Enos on 0710 193 315 and/or visit the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – blog

January 23, 2019 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: Call for Performing Artists for Kenya Skills Show 2019 (by Creatives Garage), by Jan. 31 2019


Deadline: January 31, 2019
Enquiries: curator-at-creativesgarage-dot-org

January 23, 2019 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Story Development Workshop Sessions: The Primary Colours of a Story, Jan. 25, 26 & 28 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium & Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi


Dates: January 25, 26 & 28, 2019
Venue(s): Goethe Institut Auditorium and Heron Portico Nairobi
Time: These are story development workshop sessions of 1.5 hours, each
Entry: Free of charge upon prior registration*

* Register here: WORKSHOP(at)ONEFINEDAYFILMS(dot)ORG; you can pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.

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Great news for all filmmakers, film enthusiasts and all those interested in developing stories for all formats (stage, screen, literature, web).

The Goethe-Institut Nairobi has collaborated with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films to bring you a one of a kind opportunity.

Facilitated by David Baboulene, a published author of six books including; The Story Book (2010) and the upcoming Primary Colours of Story (2019), scriptwriter, professional story consultant and a Ph.D. scholar of story theory whose research is changing the way contemporary media industries create and evaluate stories.

About
What is a story? Why do stories exist? How do stories work?
Using clips and examples from classics such as Breaking Bad and Back to the Future, David Baboulene explains the key elements that give stories their power and which give you a toolkit for managing that power. Character growth, moral argument, knowledge gaps and subtext, the story world, conflict and key questions are all made plain, followed by an opportunity for Q&A with the story consultant

The sessions will be held in 4 parts as described below:

THE PRIMARY COLOURS OF STORY

Session 1 – The mind and stories
Why do stories exist? How do they work? What even IS a story?!
How story evolved from language and the functions of mind.
How the mind works with narrative, both in real-life experiences and in story.
Here they are! The Primary Colours of Story.

Session 2 – Subtext and knowledge gaps
The critical and defining role of subtext and knowledge gaps.
Privilege and revelation
Classical forms – Hollywood formula and Aristotle
Examples of classical and anti-structure stories.

Session 3 – Characters, conflict and antagonism
The five critical components of character
Conflict and antagonism – get in touch with your dark side…
Motivation, character growth and the moral argument.

Session 4 – Storification – finding the ultimate power in a story
Fiction, lies, deceit… and truth
Writing backwards – which ending is the ending?
Whose story is it?

Case study
The story management and development process

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS
25th & 28th Goethe-Institut Auditorium
26th Heron Portico Hotel

This is the first part of a series of lectures and workshops we are conducting this year together with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films who are venturing into TV / web series.

January 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artistic Expression: Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition & Competition, by Feb. 22 2019 @ GoDown Arts Centre


Dates: by February 22, 2019

January 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity: Call for Applications for CopyrightX 2019 with The GoDown Arts Centre – By Jan. 18 2019


Share personal profile and expression of interest to Cathy Mujomba on e-mail: CathyMujomba@theGodownArtsCentre.com
By January 18, 2019

January 4, 2019 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Musicians: OneBeat 2019 – Applications Open, Until Dec. 21 2018


Application Deadlines: November 19 – December 21, 2018 (5PM EST)
Note: Applicants will be notified by the end of March 2019

Age
Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates.

Eligible Countries & Territories
Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China,Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

Find more information on their website

December 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

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