1. The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou Dubbed the biggest film event on the African continent, The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou or Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou (FESPACO), is an African film festival that takes place every two years in Ouagadougou, Burkinafaso. The festival was…

ScreenCraft Film Fund The ScreenCraft Film Fund offers production grants to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films, TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision and exceptional potential. This grant is open to all international filmmakers and offers two production grants per year. The grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on…

POV Derived from the cinematic term, ‘Point of View’, POV is television’s longest running showcase for independent non-fiction films. It premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year. POV does not provide funding for the production of your film. Instead, it offers a platform for your film to be watched by…

  The Nairobi Film Festival is back for its second edition. The festival was launched in January, 2017, and took place in Nairobi, Kenya. 17 Kenyan films were screened during the festival which took place over the course of two weekends. The screenings happened at Planet Media Cinemas, Prestige Plaza, which will also serve as the…

Sundance Documentary Fund The Sundance Institute supports non-fiction filmmakers year-round. The fund seeks to provide funding for projects that display artful film language, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience. Different grants are offered depending on the production stage of a film. For projects…

African Film Directors: Ghanaian Film Directors Juliet Asante and Kwaw Ansah Juliet Asante Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante is a Ghanaian film director, actress and producer. She studied film directing at the National Film and Television Institute of Ghana and the New York Film Academy. She also holds a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in USA. Before making…

Hubert Bals Fund The Hubert Bals Fund is intended for talented and innovative filmmakers from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe. The fund targets remarkable or urgent films on the road to completion. It offers funding for various stages of a film’s production; early on for script and project development…

African Film Directors: Ghanaian Film Directors Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Eddie Nartey Shirley Frimpong – Manso Shirley Frimpong-Manso is a 41-year old Ghanaian film director, writer and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrows Productions company, one of the top production companies in Ghana. Shirley attributes her success to ‘consistency in maintaining quality productions’…

Movies That Matter This grant does not support film production. Instead, it helps movies that look at human rights to screen around the world. To get this grant, you must have an already finished film whose story revolves around the issue of human rights. This grant is open to international filmmakers, especially from countries that…