Due Date: On Rolling Basis

The Royal African Society, in collaboration with the British Council, is delighted to provide African filmmakers the chance to look for moneying to participate in leading UK movie celebrations where their work has actually been welcomed to evaluate in 2019 and 2020.

The Movie Africa Travel Grants 2019-2020 is a pilot plan mainly targeted at filmmakers aged 18-35 operating in brief type movie, in addition to those producing virtual truth, immersive storytelling experiences and setups. Nevertheless, very first and 2nd function directors will likewise be thought about.

The function of this financing plan is to make it possible for African filmmakers to provide their operate in the UK, establish brand-new contact networks and reach brand-new audiences, whilst increasing the direct exposure of modern movie and movie skill from the African continent in the UK.


Movie Africa intends to:

  • Deal a platform for African and diaspora filmmakers to provide their work to brand-new audiences in London and other parts of the UK.
  • Deal culturally varied London and UK audiences with increased movie option.
  • Promote a much better understanding of modern Africa by promoting dispute around the socio-economic and political problems raised in the movies evaluated.
  • Assistance African filmmaking through celebration awards and other chances and efforts.
  • Develop relate to other movie celebrations in the UK and beyond to promote the mainstreaming of African movie theater in the UK and globally.
  • Produce brand-new chances for exhibit, circulation and networking through a variety of bespoke occasions for filmmakers and market experts.


  • Effective candidates might be granted approximately ₤ 2,500 to cover worldwide travel (consisting of visas), lodging and subsistence expenses for their see to the UK.


  • Candidates need to have a job picked by a minimum of among the 8 celebrations on the ‘Secret Festivals List’
  • In line with the British Council’s Arts Technique in Africa, top priority will be offered to filmmakers aged 18-35
  • At the time of application, candidates need to be residents of an African nation (relevant to the 54 nations in the continent) and have actually been resident on the continent for a minimum of 2 successive years. Candidates will likewise require to show that they have actually been working in/committed to the regional movie sector throughout this duration;-LRB- **************).
  • The top priority and focus of this plan is on brief type work (length approximately 30 minutes), consisting of virtual truth, immersive storytelling experiences and setups. Nevertheless, very first and 2nd functions will likewise be thought about;-LRB- **************).
  • At the time of application, candidates need to state any other sources of moneying they are getting for any provided celebration chance;-LRB- **************).
  • An optimum of 2 applications per movie will be accepted throughout this pilot year. In the events where more than one application is sent, they motivate candidates to advance various names from the cast/crew group, to gain from the chance.
  • Effective candidates will be needed to dedicate to participating in an assessment treatment, which involves finishing an online study following their UK celebration go to.


Applicants will be needed to finish an online application and offer proof of celebration choice. Applications can be made by a director, manufacturer or author and need to consist of the following:

  • Movie information (consisting of summary, crucial workers, tech info, cast, and so on)
  • Candidate CV/ filmography
  • Composed proof of approval into the UK celebration the candidate has actually been welcomed to participate in
  • A travel and lodging spending plan, which need to consist of any other external financing protected for the celebration presence
  • A declaration on what the candidate intends to get from participating in the appropriate UK celebration

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To find out more, go to Movie Africa Travel Grants

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