Safer Internet Day 2019!

Hey People,

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Remember we said we will bring you all the juice from the Safer Internet Day celebrations? Well we kept to our word so here it goes.

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This year SID 2019 held at Ventures park somewhere in Maitama Abuja, with over 100 students in attendance, thousands of Students from 32 states in Nigeria were not left out either. We also had policy makers from Ministry of Education and Communications in the room together with representatives from Google.

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The day started off with a panel discussion where the Webranger Ambassadors launched their online safety APP called WebSafe-X which was created and designed by the Ambassadors and is currently available on Android, IOS and Microsoft play stores.

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The highlight of the event was the public announcement of the collaboration between The  Public and Private Development Centre  and Nigerian Educational Research Council (NERDC) to adopt an online safety course in Nigerian school curriculum, The initiative which is supported by Google aims to ensure that every Nigerian child has knowledge of how to be safe online.

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The Students present had a lot of fun during the break out sessions, they were required to creatively pass across an  online safety information using art, drama, spoken words and skits. The webranger clubs present at the event also presented very funny but educational drama’s on how to be safe online specifically  on sharing personal information.

The students were also treated to a screening of the Nigerian Webrangers Documentary while they snacked on popcorn and drinks. The Documentary gave them first hand information on how to become webrangers, it benefits and what it entails.

The webrangers programme is an initiative of Google where young people are termed “Web Superheroes” and are required to save the internet from danger in fun, creative but also educational ways.

Do you want to be a Webranger and save the cyberspace? It’s easy! Just follow these steps ⇓

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There were lots of questions and students who answered went home with lots of gifts.

It was indeed a fun and educative day, and the Students had lots to eat and drink.

Here are some pictures from the event, ENJOY!

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9th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards Homevida

Hey guys The 9th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards Homevida held on the 6th of December at the Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja. The Awards was a night filled with good music, good food, friends and partners.  

The awards had in attendance the director general of Nigerian Film Corporation, Chief of Party USAID/SACE Charles Abani, Titi Akinsanmi who is Google’s Lead Public Policy and Government Relation, Reboot’s regional director for Africa Adam Talsma, Nollywood Veteran Sam Uche Anyamele who was also the MC for the night.

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As you may know, HomeVida has focused on providing incentives to young script writers and filmmakers which has birthed the production of 24 Homevida Short Films. However, this year, we expanded our scope and launched the Internet for all Campaign with support from google, to include other forms of art, such visual arts, skits and spoken words videos, which birthed the #internet4all competition, we called for entries for skits and spoken word videos which highlights the economic and socio- cultural benefits of the internet.

The winner Mr. Akwuruaha Ikenna received a cash prizes of  ₦250,000 while the 2nd and 3rd Ms. Anita Abada, and Mr. Joel Adegboye went home with ₦150,000 and ₦100,000  at the award, the winning skit was screened  at the awards see link here.

 

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Another highlight of the event was the Homevida impact documentary which was screened for the first time.  The documentary  highlighted Homevid’s past award winners and the impact of Homevida has had on their professional lives and the Nollywood Industry see here.

To be a part of Homevida 2019 kindly send an mail to info@homevida.org

Enjoy some pictures from the event!

 

 

Stand a chance to win big at the Homevida #Internet4All competition

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Hey guys!

The long wait is finally over and the Homevida team is pleased to announce the 2018 Homevida Competition .

Over the years, we have focused on providing incentives to young script writers and film makers which has birthed the production of 24 Homevida Short Films. However, this year, we are expanding our scope to include all forms of art, starting with skits and spoken words.

We are hereby excited to announce the call for skits and spoken word videos that creatively portray the theme: The Impact of the Internet on Economic Growth and Prosperity

What are we looking for?  

We are looking for videos that highlight the use the internet to incite hate speech towards using the internet to improve the quality of our economic and socio-cultural lives. We are focused on the positive uses of the internet to raise awareness on how the internet can be an enabler for improving the quality of life from different perspectives. Participants must produce a video (not longer than 3 minutes) that creatively conveys their ideas on how the internet can be used for socio-economic growth (either through a skit, or spoken words) with the caption or hashtag #Internet4All and #HomevidaImpacts.

Entries for this competition must be original and creative so have fun with your videos and be yourself.

Winners of this competition would be walking away with  N250,000, N200,000 and N150,000…  you don’t want to miss this!!!

Click here to view the criteria for submission. We can’t wait to see all your creative submissions!

This competition is supported by Google

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

 

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.

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!!