Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Africa Teaser fest- An online film festival that funds the winners
Published on September 17, 2020 um 09:38
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
African filmmakers are called upon to submit their scripts to a jury. The selected scripts are filmed into 1 minute teasers to be uploaded online for a period of a ten days for Africa and the world to vote for the films they wish to watch. The winners are financed to make the films. Results: Employment, prosperous film companies, high quality marketable African films.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Film is an industry worth over $100 billion. This means it has the capacity to employ and sustain millions of livelihoods. With Africa teaser fest we want to give more African film-makers the opportunity to make films in a sustainable profitable way that has not been the case in many African countries to date.
Sustainability and future plans
We are making applications to entrepreneurial funds and film festival supporters to bring this to life. In Kenya we have started with 'Kenya Teaser fest' which has been shortlisted for 'Mbele na Biz' funding by a world bank supported organisation. After launching the Kenyan chapter we will then launch the African one. The number of films funded will increase each year.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 33 years old. A writer, actress, producer with over ten years experience in the industry. As a producer i pitch projects on various platforms to get funding and see the projects to the very end, audience consumption. I have been selected to pitched at Cannes film festival 2018, Durban film mart 2016, 2020. I have won best writer for the international 48hr project Kenyan Chapter and gone through several workshops on producing & pitching.
A pitch of Africa Teaser fest by Shirleen Wangari
Behind the scenes picture of me producing a proof of concept film, 'Wavamizi' (Invaders)2018
A picture after my pitch at Cannes film festival 2018