HDFA Announces Scritp2Sreen Africa Contest
High Definition Film Academy (HDFA), a body focused on providing quality film education, last Wednesday, launched the 6th edition of its Script2ScreenAfrica filmmaking and Acting Reality TV project.
Making the announcement in Lagos, founder of the academy, Bright Wonder Obasi, said that the programme, will be held with the theme, Film as a Catalyst for Revolution.
According to Obasi, the Reality TV project which is scheduled to hold from July 1st to August 26, 2017, will host 60 Finalists comprising of 30 filmmakers and 30 Actors as house mates, 12 Star actors and trail blazing filmmakers as their mentors, 3 Veteran Filmmakers and Actor as Jury, 1 academy for 8 weeks, and will climax with premiere of the short films by the participants at the 2017 Script2ScreenAfrica Awards.
“Script2ScreenAfrica is High Definition Film Academy’s yearly intensive Hands on filmmaking and Acting training, involving three stages: Training, Short Film Competition, and Awards. According to Obasi, from the inception of HDFA, both the academy itself and the studio, its films have been geared towards film as a catalyst for revolution.
“We believe so much in entertainment. But we still believe that film is big business, film is entertainment but film can still create change. That is what drives us and that is what has given birth to Scritp2Screen Africa. This time around, we are trying to shape the project in a way where we can use it to create a platform where people won’t pay tuition,” he added.
Also speaking on the project, its co-producer, Nollywood actress, Judith Audu-Foght, expressed excitement at the prospects it holds for young filmmakers.
“I’m really excited for this project because I have read everything and the vision they have is mind-blowing. Anything that would encourage young filmmakers to become better, I’m up for it. I’m up for anything that would help this industry become better. And when I saw what the plan was, I was really happy to jump on board,” she said.