Five filmmakers have been selected for Focus Features' fifth annual Africa First Program, an initiative developed exclusively for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence. Each filmmaker will be awarded $10,000 for their prospective short film projects. Full list of award recipients and films below.
The winning filmmakers for 2012 are:
The awarded $10K in financing is slated for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on a narrative short film made in continental Africa, and that taps into the resources of the film industry there. The program also brings the filmmakers together with each other and with an experienced group of advisors from the African film world, for support and mentorship.