Safer Internet Day 2018. Create, Connect and share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

Hey peeps!!!

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate our annual Safer Internet Day and we are so grateful that we have been a part of this great cause. The Safer Internet Nigeria team in partnership with National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google proudly presents Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018.

SID is a globally held event celebrated across the world on the second day of the second week of the second month of each year to promote safer and responsible use of the internet especially among young internet users.

Birthed in Europe in 2014, SID has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in over 100 countries across the world involving thousands of stakeholders to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone.

We have celebrated SID for three consecutive years now in Lagos State and this year SID 2018 will be celebrated in Abuja. Last year’s event was educative, Informative and fun. We had about 75 students from different schools across Lagos and the day featured the “Balloon Challenge”, a fun game created to tackle cyber bullying. The Students were also given advice from dignitaries and keynote  speakers on how to be safe online while enjoying all the benefits the internet offers.

The theme for this year is: “Connect, Create and share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with You and the event is set to hold on Tuesday, 6th of February, 2018. We are expecting 150 students from 10 public schools and 5 private schools across Abuja

We are super excited to announce that we will be expecting the Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Alhaji Adedayo Thomas and the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed.

We are also happy to announce that this year we are syndicating the event in all 36 states across the country.

The aim of this yearly event is to sensitize everyone especially young people on the responsible use of technology in line with cyber security.

The event promises to be educative, informative and also entertaining with fun activities.

For more information about the event, follow us on Instagram/Twitter @saferinternetng and Facebook- Safer Internet Nigeria

Remember A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

Here are some pictures from last year’s event. Enjoy!!

Looking to apply to a Film Festival???

Happy new year peeps!!!

This year, we are bringing something new and exciting to you guys… as we keep you posted on our activities, we would also keep you updated on various film opportunities out there. 

So there are a couple of  international film festival competitions currently ongoing and we know y’ll are film enthusiast so check them out and see which one suits your area of expertise   

Feel free to interact with us on twitter @homevida, IG @homevidaawards and Facebook @Homevida also check out our updates as time goes on cause this yer we are coming with a bang!!! 

See some of the ongoing competitions below:

  1. Aesthetica  for short film – Deadline 31st May 2018
  2. DC Web Festival for Web Series – Deadline 31st January 2018.
  3. Web Fest Berlin for web series – Deadline 04th March 2018.
  4. Shooting People for short film – Deadline 31st January 2018. 
  5. Norwichfilm Festival for short film
  6. Brussels short film festival – Deadline 8th February 2018
  7. Toronto shorts international film festival  – Deadline 31st January

 

WIVES ON STRIKE AND SILENT TEARS TAKE HOME ONE MILLION NAIRA EACH AT THE 8TH NIGERIA INTEGRITY FILM AWARDS (HOMEVIDA) + ALL THE JUICY GIST

The 8th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards, Homevida held on the 2nd of December at the Renaissance Hotel Ikeja in Lagos.

The event which started at 6:00 pm was a night full of fun, good music and good food. The evening started with a gorgeous display of cocktails and canapes which gave guests the opportunity to network and talk with acquaintances.

Present at the awards were film makers, film enthusiasts and the Director General of Nigeria Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, United States Government representative Marie Davydecko, Chief of Party USAID/SACE Charles Abani, Lead Public Policy and Government Relations Google, Titi Akinsanmi, and Nollywood Veterans including Omoni Oboli, Sam Uche Anyamele, Emeka Okoye amongst others.

This year’s thematic area for USAID/SACE was Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) while Google’s was Countering Hate Speech, Radicalisation and Terrorism.

The evening featured the premiere of the 2017 Homevida short films which are “Man In the Mirror” in the Countering Hate Speech, Radicalisation and Terrorism category supported by Google and “Dilemma” in the Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) category endowed by USAID/SACE.

Kehinde Oluwaseun a 23 year old screen writer wrote the script Dilemma for the TAGG category and Micheal Osabor a 22 year old writer wrote the script “Man In The Mirror” for the Countering hate speech category and they were both awarded at the event with a plaque and cash price of N250,000 each.

This year’s Award show highlighted the impact Homevida has on the film industry in Nigeria, this is evident in the short film “Gana Street League” which was written, funded and produced by the 30 script writers that were shortlisted to attend our script writing workshop. These Young and talented film makers took what they learnt from the workshop and made a movie which was premiered at the awards.

For the Feature Film and Documentary Category, Wives on Strike by Omoni Oboli won the award for Best Feature Film, Wives on Strike was nominated along side Politics and Money by Micheal Nwankwo. One of the nominated documentaries pulled out leaving Silent Tears by Ishaya Bako.

The night ended with lovely classic music by Guchi Tenor and lots of pictures and dancing.

Congrats to all the Winners and thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of this event

To be a part of Homevida 2018 kindly send a mail to info@homevida.org

Enjoy some pictures from the event!

 

Vote for Your Favorite Feature Film to Win N1 Million Each at the 2017 HomeVida Awards!

The nominations for the best feature film and documentary that promote Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) have ended and we would like to thank everyone who nominated. This year, we had a total number of 122 movies nominated; 107 Feature films and 15 Documentaries.

After thorough deliberations by the jury in making sure these films best fit the criteria set out, the feature films shortlisted were;

Wives on Strike produced by Omoni Oboli

To watch click here 

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Politics and Money produced by Michael Nwankwo 

To watch click here 

And for the documentary;

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Silent Tears produced by Ishaya Bako 

To watch click here

However, the second shortlisted documentary withdrew from the competition.

We are not leaving you out the voters… The first 15 voters get tickets to the 2017 HomeVida Awards! (For Lagos Residences Only).

What are you waiting for? Hurry now and vote and give your favourite feature film the chance to win N1 million naira. Simply click here to vote.

Voting closes by 2pm on the 2nd of December, 2017 and winners would be announced at the awards.

The winners of the 2017 Homevida Short Script Competition are…

 

The Jury has decided!!!

Hey guys, we are excited to announce  the winners for the 2017 Homevida short script competition. It was hard to select the winner as all scripts were captivating, interesting and creative but finally a winner for each category emerged!!! Homevida wishes to say a very big thank you to all the participant and advice that you all should never stop writing amazing stories.

This year Homevida received a total number of 119 scripts for countering hate speech/radicalisation and terrorism terrorism category supported by Google and 299 scripts for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) category endowed by USAID-SACE.

After all the hard work and effort to reading 418 scripts, the 2017 Homevida Jury met and agreed on the following winning scripts.

Drumrolls….

And the winner for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) Category endowed by the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement  (SACE) programme of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is…

Kehinde Oluwaseun for the script Dilemma Here is his profile

 

Kehinde Oluwaseun is a 23 year old screen writer/film and TV director. He received a B.Tech degree from the federal university of technology Akure in Industrial Design and is currently running a professional course training in writing and directing for film and TV. He started from writing short stories for publications and stage plays, before delving into screen writing professionally in 2015.

And the winner for Countering hate speech /radicalism /terrorism Category supported by Google is …

Michael Joseph Osabor for the script Man in the Mirror. Here is his profile

Michael Joseph Osabor is a 22 year old passionate writer from Edo State. He emerged the winner through the help of his mother who believed in his dream of learning the art of professional screenwriting and gave up a lot to see him through.

Big congratulations to all our winner and thanks to all who participated in the competition.

FEATURE FILM NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR #HOMEVIDAAWARDS2017

Know any Nigerian film or documentary that promotes Transparency, Accountability and Good governance? Here is your chance to help them win a whooping N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) each.

Homevida in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID/SACE) is raising awareness on these issues as a medium to influence citizens to engage and demand for good governance.  This is in a bid to stir up interest in the audience to enquire and participate in what goes on in their policies and society.

Nominations are now open and it’s your chance to nominate your favourite film and documentary promoting these issues to win big at the 2017 Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (Homevida).

Simply visit our website www.homevida.org to submit your nominations.

Hurry NOW! Nominations end on the 20th of October 2017.

HOMEVIDA 2017 SCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOP WAS LIT!!

Hello Guys,

The Short Script competition just came to an end and we were delighted to receive over 350 scripts from young and talented script writers. Out of this number of scripts, the 30 best scripts were chosen and invited for a 3-day Script Writing workshop.

The workshop held on the 6th – 9th of September at the School for Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos and some of Nollywoods  finest Producers, Filmmakers and Screen Writers including Mildred Okwo, Sam-Uche Anyemele, Ramsey Nouah, Ehizojie Ojesebholo, Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu and Chris Odeh.

The event was nothing short of AH-MAZING as the facilitators shared their knowledge and experiences on script writing and film making.

Sam-Uche Anyamele trained the students on the basics of film making with guidelines and points to consider when making a film.

Next was a presentation by the talented Ifesinachi Okoli on The Art of Storytelling, Character Development and Screenplay. She explained to the students on how to reveal a character when writing a script.

Ramsey Nouah tutored on how to shoot in Nigeria and stay relevant. He shared his experience as an actor and how he has managed to remain relevant in Nollywood’s competitive industry.

The participants were treated to a surprise session by award wining Producer/Director, Mildred Okwo. The participants were elated to see her and she gave them tips and tricks on how to make films and be successful in the industry.

The talented Ehizojie Ojisebholo’s topic was on Storytelling and technological advancement and explained the rudiments on how to adapt to technology trends in film making.

The students also had a practical session with Ehizojie where he showed them how to produce and direct a film and they had a chance to practice themselves.

Mr Chris Odeh had a session on writing for a target market through the producers perspective. He also gave the participants a lecture on how to manage and make money from the film industry and shared his experience with them.

The 3- Day event ended with presentation of certificates by Mr Isaac of Pan-Atlantic University. It was a great event and participants learnt the art of script writing and film making from the sessions.

The event was LIT! and we received great feedback from our participants.

We appreciate our facilitators for the great sessions and our host Pan-Atlantic University for their top-notch service during the workshop.

Below are more pictures from the event.

ENJOY!!