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May 31, 2020

Register on the Ladima A-List to submit your short film.  The ten (10) selected films will be streamed across Ladima and partner platforms and selected filmmakers will receive a Release Fee of 500 EURO each.

Each winner will also receive access to one year of webinars on the Women Make Movies platform (https://www.wmm.com/) valued at approximately $500. Prize is not transferable for cash and is only for the use of the selected filmmaker.

  • Only women may enter the Ladima Covid-19 Film Competition.
  • Only women currently living in Africa may enter The Ladima Covid-19 film competition.
  • All entrants must register on the Ladima A-List.
  • All entrants must have a bank account where they can receive international payment.
  • All entrants will be required to sign a release / rights agreement.
  • Film must be 2 minutes or shorter.
  • A link for film entries must be provided in your submission.
  • Films can be in any language but those not in English must be sub-titled.
  • No Ladima Foundation Board Member, Ambassador, Advisory Board Member, Member of the Covid-19 film competition Selection Committee or Jury are eligible to enter.
  • Submission can only be done via the A-List.
  • Submissions close at midnight June 21st, 2020, CAT and no late submissions will be accepted.
  • Filmmakers can only submit one film per filmmaker.
  • Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • 10 films will be selected by a jury of no more than 5 and no less than 3 independent members based on a shortlist of 30 films selected by the selection committee.
  • The films must focus on the following themes through an inspirational, educational, personal, or leadership lens :
    • Women with special needs / Coping with special needs during the Lockdown / Caring for Persons with special needs during a global pandemic
    • Impact on family / domestic life
    • Economic / impact on work life
    • Domestic violence/abuse in the time of Covid-19
    • Hope in the time of Covid-19
    • Are women paying a higher price?
    • How does the crisis highlight and affect the role of women?
    • The crisis as a kick to rethink the social order?
    • Solidarity and empowerment among women in times of COVID -19
  • The films will be judged on the following criteria:
    • THEME: Connection and relevance to the themes above
    • STORY: Concept
      • Story has a clear message and a unique storyline
      • Originality of story and / or approach
      • Rich and vibrant storytelling that engages, amuses or provokes the viewer
      • Best use of technology
      • Technical aspects such as lighting, sound, etc.
    • CREATIVITY: Original and captivating
      • Imaginative writing and directing
      • Presents the theme in an interesting way
      • Visually appealing and entertaining
      • Affects the audience through eliciting an emotional response
      • Creates a lasting impression
      • Images are arranged logically in a way that fits the purpose of the film




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