- BSIFF Film-Music Symposium
Music is an integral part of film. Creating film for music (music videos) has also become an integral part of being considered a ‘serious’ musician. Film-Music is a whole film and music business genre that is rarely studied or talked about on the African Continent.
Our film-music symposium will run in July under the theme: “Exploring the Art and Business of Writing & Composing Music for Film, Television and Video Games.”
This event is targeted at filmmakers including established and aspiring film directors, screenwriters, and producers, music composers, sound designers, music producers, songwriters, music lovers, singers and artistes. It will focus on important topics such as preparing and recording a score, the film-music business (how to succeed, contracts and fees, publishing, royalties, copyrights) and much more.
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Inspire is a 2-day workshop and development programme targeted at nurturing film talents in Ghana with the aim of supporting film schools, raising film professionals and giving students practical education and experience with cinema and the film industry, serving as a bridge between academia and the real world. Participants are offered a certificate after the event.
Each year, BSIFF Edu collaborates with professional filmmakers and film institutions from around the world to teach (virtually or physically) emerging and aspiring filmmakers through an intensive two-day workshop and masterclass.
- WriteFilm COMPETITION
WriteFilm is a screenwriting mentorship program and competition, targeted at screenwriters in Ghana and Africa. Interested screenwriters will present to BSIFF, a script for a short film that is likely to last within 1-10 mins long.
Shortlisted screenwriters must sign up as BSIFF Members and undergo a short but intensive virtual workshop with mentors and then they would be required to submit a script under a theme. The best script will win a cash prize during the film festival in September.