ENTRY INFO

Calling all aspiring filmmakers! We are looking for talented visual storytellers to bring captivating stories to life. Only two short films will be commissioned at a budget of R65 000 each, so make your entry stand out. 

The winner of the Short Film category will be eligible for the overall R100 000 grand prize.

Finalists are guaranteed an exhibit of their work and online profiling of them and their projects.

YOUR BRIEF

Come up with a short film idea that investigates the role that concrete or cement plays in creating our environments. You are allowed to experiment with genres, but should be able to motivate your approach conceptually.

To qualify for the R65 000 budget to produce your film, you will need to pitch your idea in front of a panel of judges at the PPC headquarters in Sandton. (Details for Zimbabwean entrants TBC.) Each production team must prove they have the required technical and artistic know-how to produce a film based on a relevant and coherent concept.

  • You will need to prove that you can produce the film. 

  • The intended film should be 5 to 10 minutes long. 

  • You must be able to show you can deliver on a technical and a conceptual level. 

  • If your proposal is accepted, category finalists will be given a R65 000 budget to produce their film. Finalists will be paired up with an experienced mentor who will guide them through the production phase. 

 


WHO CAN ENTER

All work entered into this category must be produced by:

  • Participants who are 18 years or older.
  • Professional film producers who have produced commissioned work and commercial production houses are not eligible for entry.

VIEW RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

SHORT FILM CATEGORY RULES & ENTRY CRITERIA

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CONCEPT PHASE

Your online application must include a concept document of no more than 250 words. This can take the form of a film synopsis, or motivation for the central concept. You should also submit a storyboard of the film as supporting documentation. Judges review online submissions and choose entrants who will be invited to pitch their short films in front of a panel in Johannesburg.

PITCH PHASE

DATES TBC

During the conceptualisation phase, entrants will need to submit the following online:

  • A concept document of no more than 250 words. This can take the form of a film synopsis, or motivation for the central concept.

  • A storyboard of the film as supporting documentation.

PITCHING PHASE

If your film makes it through to the pitch round, you will need to present following:

  • A visual treatment, including a storyboard or mood board (PDF or AV).
  • A synopsis or motivation document of up to 1000 words (PDF).
  • Evidence that the team can produce a film, such as a short show reel or a clear visual treatment.
  • An ability to expand on the narrative, if asked by the judges.
  • A character bible if the concept involves characters.
  • A planned production schedule and a detailed budget.

PRODUCTION PHASE

If your proposal is accepted, category finalists will be given a R65 000 budget to produce their film. Finalists will be paired up with an experienced mentor who will guide finalists through the production phase.

Your final online submission must include:

  • A completed film between 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Trailer for the film.
  • Email your film to Wessel van Huyssteen: tinrage@iafrica.com
  • Then submit a DVD copy to:
    • PPC HQ.
    • C/O Daniel Van der Merwe
    • 148 Katherine Street
    • Barlow Park
    • Sandton
    • 2146
  • Zimbabwean delivery details TBC

THE JUDGING PROCESS

An independent panel of judges, comprised of prominent filmmakers and academics, will judge the short film awards. The panel members will be announced upon confirmation. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence with the organisers/judges will be allowed. It is in the sole and final discretion of the organisers/judges to cancel any entry on the grounds of illegality, infringement of any third-party rights, or a transgression of the constitutional right of freedom of expression.

CITIES & VENUES

SOUTH AFRICAN & ZIMBABWEAN CITIES & VENUES FOR 2019 TBC 

ZIMBABWEAN NATIONAL JUDGING & WINNER SELECTION FOR 2018:

Harare - The National Gallery of
Zimbabwe
Mutare - The National Gallery of
Zimbabwe
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018
Bulawayo - The National Gallery
of Zimbabwe
Submissions: CLOSED

National judging & winner
selection: 8 May 2018

Gala event & winner
announcement: 11 May 2018