British Council Film Lab Africa Announces 20 Grant Winners

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The British Council Film Lab Africa project has unveiled 20 grant winners across short film and microfilm categories after a successful 10-week training program.

Brenda Fashugba, the British Council’s Creative Economy Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa, announced the recipients during a virtual creative hustle event attended by over 200 industry practitioners.

In her speech, she applauded the filmmakers for their remarkable capacity and urged them to leverage their grants to make a meaningful impact in their artistic communities.

The selection process was rigorous, with judges evaluating entries based on creativity, storytelling prowess, and impact.

Among the top 10 short filmmakers who will each receive £5000 are:

Shimatever Igbawua, Twansen Danann, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun, Jemima Pearl Marcel-Udo, Akah Nnani, Anyanwu Sandra Adaora, Moses Ipadeola, Mel Rouge, Faustina Okomayin, and Temi Ami-Williams. For micro filmmakers, who will each receive £500, the recipients include Temiloluwa Oluokun, Tolulope Odebunmi, Jennifer Nkem Eneanya, Ayinde Amoo, Afahaene Winifred Allen, Fortune Animiokhali, Samuel O. Olateru, Olatomi Falore, Adikwu Lucy Hannah, and Peace Monday Shalom.

The diverse range of entries reflects Film Lab Africa’s commitment to promoting cultural exchange and creative endeavours. The program spans the next three years and is aligned with the UK’s strategic objectives.

The finalists will continue to benefit from mentorship and engagement until May 2024, preparing them for production challenges ahead.

Their films will be showcased at festivals in Nigeria, Africa, and globally, supported by the British Council.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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