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Rise in Light announces 'Storytellers For Change', a $10,000 film grant to support the production of a film that raises awareness about cervical cancer in Nigeria
It is looking for a Nigerian-based storyteller to create a short film that raises awareness about cervical cancer in Nigeria and its prevention. The winning film will receive a $10,000 grant.
Rise in Light, a social impact initiative that bridges the worlds of art, innovation, and compassion, in collaboration with Cervical Cancer Free Nigeria, announced Storytellers for Change; a groundbreaking initiative amplifying awareness about cervical cancer through a filmmaking grant competition.
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Rise in Light is an impact platform under Melanin Unscripted, a media platform and creative studio aimed to dismantle stereotypes and blur the lines by exposing complex identities and cultures around the world.
Partnering with platforms like UN Global Goals, Document Women, Family.inc, and LL&B, it is calling on the visionary storytellers of Nigeria to shine a light on a critical issue—cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is said to be a major health issue in Nigeria, and early detection and treatment are essential for saving lives. With the help of short films, awareness can be raised about this important issue and be a catalyst for change.
The announcement stated, “We are looking for a Nigerian-based storyteller to create a short film that raises awareness about cervical cancer in Nigeria and its prevention. The winning film will receive a $10,000 grant to support production costs and will be produced in collaboration with award-winning creative studio Melanin Unscripted.”
It added that “the winning film will be submitted to film festivals and other events in Nigeria and around the world. It will also be made available online for free viewing to reach a global audience and raise awareness about cervical cancer.”
The Judging panel is made up of Amarachi Nwosu (Storyteller & CEO, Melanin Unscripted), Kiki Mordi (Multimedia Journalist & Founder, Document Women), Tunde Onakoya (CSR Expert & Founder, Chess in Slums), and Ozi Menakaya (Film & TV Agent, CAA).
The competition is open to Nigerian-based filmmakers, both professionals and amateurs.
Participants must be at least 18 years old at the time of submission.
Participants may work individually or as part of a team.
Films submitted must be original work and not infringe on any copyrights.
How to apply
Visit the announcement page for the application link and further info about the selection criteria and other FAQs.