For only filmmakers under 35 years
Netflix and UNESCO have partnered to launch an innovative short film competition on ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ across Sub-Saharan Africa. Winners of the competition will be trained and mentored by industry professionals and provided with a US$75,000 production budget to create short films that will premiere on Netflix in 2022 as an “Anthology of African folktales”.
For the best original Nigerian folktales best for film adaptation, contact me.
I have some awesome folktales never adapted for film and TV.
I wrote 23 of them for the weekly puppet drama of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10 when I was 18 as the youngest professional independent scriptwriter.in Africa in the 1980s and NTA produced and televised 19. The remaining 4 could not be produced, because of technical difficulties.
The 4 folktales will be awesome for film and TV productions. They are available for options for film adaptation