BSIFF EDU is the film development and educational wing of BSIFF, committed to inspiring a generation of young African filmmakers.
Our aim is to provide global standard film education and skill training to independent, emerging young and aspiring film and music artists in Ghana and Africa.
Annual projects undertaken by BSIFF EDU include:
Inspire is a 2-day annual workshop targeted at nurturing young film talents within the ages of 18-25years in Ghana. The goal is to support students and youth interested in filmmaking with film education and skills.
Inspire gives students practical education and experience with cinema and the film industry, serving as a bridge between academia and the real world.
All Participants must be registered members of BSIFF. Each year, BSIFF Edu collaborates with professional filmmakers and film institutions from around the world to teach emerging and aspiring filmmakers through this intensive two-day workshop.
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Film-Music is a film and music business genre that is rarely studied or talked about on the African Continent. The maiden edition of the film-music conference will happen in June 2023 under the theme: “Exploring the Art and Business of Writing & Composing Music for Film, Television and Video Games.”
TARGET: Aspiring film directors, screenwriters, and producers, music composers, sound designers, music producers, songwriters, music lovers, singers and artistes, film buffs, music lovers’.
FMC will focus on important topics related to film-music such as preparing and recording a score, the film-music business (how to succeed, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights) and much more. The conference is aimed at connecting film artists to music artists and vice-versa; creating a platform for networking and doing business.
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The BSIFF Edu WriteFilm project is an annual community screenwriting competition and mentorship program, targeted at screenwriters in Ghana and Africa.
The goal is to develop authentic story-tellers who embody the culture, history and experience of their countries. Interested screenwriters will present to BSIFF, a script for a short film that is likely to last within 1-10 mins long.
Selected participants will undergo a short but intensive physical and/or virtual workshop with mentors and would be required to submit a script under a theme. The best script will win a cash prize during the film festival in September. With the support of our partners, the winner will develop their story into a short film. The short film will be shown at the Black Star International Film Festival as a Special PAtv-BSIFF segment, on other relevant channels and will be pushed for distribution through our distribution platform, the Africa Film Market.
2023 submissions will open from March - April 2023.
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(For people to submit their scripts, they need to register as BSIFF Members before their scripts can be submitted)