Homevida 2019 Competitions Are Here!!!

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It’s that time of the year again!!!.

With the recent issues around rape and sexual abuse in Nigeria, Homevida has decided to run a competition on the above topic with the aim to educate and raise awareness and also give an avenue for the young talents to express themselves and win cash prizes as well ūüôā¬†¬†

On that note, we are looking for talented and creative scriptwriters, skit and spoken word artists between the ages of 16-35 with the ability to capture your audience?

We are calling out to you guys to send in your original scripts and skits & spoken words that promote;

  • Rape and Sexual Assult- supported by Luminate and Google¬†

And guess what? This year, we are dishing out a whooping sum of  N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to two winners in the short script category and the winning scripts get turned into short films!!! Also, the 1st and 2nd places in the skit and spoken word category would go home with the sum of N150,000 and N100,000 Naira respectively 

C’mmon! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this? We bet you would. To stand a better chance of winning please ensure to read the criteria. Send in your original scripts here and skits & spoken words here, to view the criteria and upload your entries. Entries close September 30, 2019.

 

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 ‚ÄúWeb Superheroes‚ÄĚ 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 ‚áď

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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 ¬†‚ā¶250,000 while the 2nd and 3rd Ms. Anita Abada, and Mr. Joel Adegboye went home with ‚ā¶150,000 and ‚ā¶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‚Ķ ¬†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 РDeadline 31st January 2018. 
  5. Norwichfilm Festival for short film
  6. Brussels short film festival РDeadline 8th February 2018
  7. Toronto shorts international film festival  РDeadline 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 Р9th 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!!

 

 

MEET THE 2017 HOMEVIDA JURY!

Hello Guys,

We are super excited to present to you the 2017 Homevida Jury Yay!!

As you all know each year we bring together a selection of young, talented and vibrant individuals to serve as our judges for the short script competition and this year is not an exception.

This year we have a mix of new and old faces in the judging team who are young, inspirational individuals that are all committed to making a positive impact in the film industry.

Here is a list of the Judges and their profiles. Enjoy!

Chris Odeh is a passionate producer, project manager, ardent trainer, marketer and creative scriptwriter with over a decade of experience in the media and entertainment industry of Nigeria.

Born in Ibadan with a Mechanical Engineering background, Chris showed interest in the entertainment industry as he carved his teeth as a comedian, an event compere and stage play director with his christian youth group while in Kano.

He was part of the budding production crew of ¬†Africa’s Pan-African talk show Moments with Mo in Lagos after which he moved to Abuja and worked with BBC trained Director Sebari Deite-Spiff and MNET New Direction Whiz Oliver ‘Tambo’ Aleogena where he produced and managed productions like 12:30 (feature length movie), ACGSF (Documentary for CBN) amongst others.

He won our hearts in 2011 when he won the “Best Child Friendly Film” Category for Homevida Awards with his script titled “ENITAN” a story about a girl that rose above her reading incapacity (dyslexia) to become an outstanding student.

Chris is also the founder of Sozo films; a one stop hub of creative and skilled story tellers with a mandate to inspire, educate and entertain. The company now has 3 installments with Abuja as the head office and others in Lagos and Kano. Sozo Films produces content for local and international platforms like MNET, Africa Magic, MYTV, Ibaka TV, Homevida,Ebony Life TV and a host of others. ¬†Chris has also produced several movies some of which include: 12:30, Learning Curves, Make a Move, Oloibiri retold, Dise’s Secret, Once Upon a Wish, Dinner, Chasing Hanifa and the list goes on and on.

He is currently consulting for top-notch companies like Ramsey Films, Right Angel Productions, Red Star, PPDC and a host of others. Chris is happily married to his best friend of many years Joy and their union is blessed with two boys.

 

Linda Ejiofor made her entry into the world of acting in 2008, when she was cast as Bimpe in MNET’s Nigerian flagship soapie; Tinsel. Linda’s continued portrayal of this ambitious, mischievous and accident prone character helped charm her way into the hearts and homes of audiences all over the continent. Beginning in 2012 the Nollywood beauty began her venture into the big screens.

Her first foray was as the wild-eyed idealistic youth corper РEjura in the award winning romantic comedy; The Meeting. Her performance as Ejura was widely acclaimed by fans and critics alike and Linda received several award nominations including an African Movie Academy Awards nod in 2013 for Best Supporting Actress. In March 2015, Linda Ejiofor walked away with the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013, she starred in the psychological thriller; Secret Room. In 2015, Linda would land leading roles in two more films; A Soldiers’ Story and Out Of Luck. Released in December 2015, Out Of Luck was one of the top 20 highest earning films in Nigerian cinemas for the year.

Born in Lagos State, Linda hails from Abia State in South Eastern Nigeria. She is a graduate of Sociology from the University Of Port Harcourt. Her primary education was in Surulere, Lagos State, then she went on to the Federal Government Girls College, Onitsha.  Linda loves dancing, travelling, watching movies, reading and playing volleyball.

Some of her award nominations and wins include:

African Academy Movie Awards 2016 ‚Äď Best Supporting Actress www.ama-awards.comAfrica Magic Viewers‚Äô Choice Awards 2015 – Best Supporting Actress *WON* www.africamagic.tvBest of Nollywood Awards 2014 – Revelation of the year TV Actress*WON* www.bonawards.comAfrica Movies Academy Awards 2014 ‚Äď Best Supporting Actress www.ama-awards.com ¬†Rising Star Nollywood Movies Awards (NMA 2013) *WON*www.nollywoodmovieawards.tvExquisite Lady Of The Year Awards 2013 ‚Äď Best Actress In A Movie www.exquisitemag.com

Away from the cameras, Linda is determined, disciplined and down to earth, but also has a great sense of humour and a zest for life.

Sam Anyamele is a Quintessential Thespian, Multi-Lingual, Multiple Award winning and Multi-Talented Performing Artiste cum Instrumentalist, an Actor/Director, a Motivator, Mogul, Model, M.C (Compere par Excellence), With membership at various related allied associations in the Creative Community / Culture Sector.

A Christian, Born in Lagos, Nigeria from Mkporobe-Asa in Ukwa East L.G.A of Abia state, Sam is the MD/CEO of ¬†SUA-GLOBAL INFINITY CONCEPTS, who Produced / Directed ‚ÄúSpouse‚Äôs Secrets‚ÄĚ ¬†which was in Nigerian Cinemas from Friday June 30th ¬†2017.¬†

Sam is a 3-time member of Jury for HomeVida Awards, a platform for young and enterprising filmmakers, he was a Celebrity Guest/ Regional Judge in a reality TV project (AMBO, 2009), he was one of the NOLLYWOOD DELEGATES for the celebration of NIGERIA @ 50 under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2010, RISE’S Nominee for Nigeria Youth (BRF-2011), also an Associate Producer in THE NEXT MOVIE STAR in 2012, Google’s Guest on Nollywood/SID 2014-2015, a Guest Lecturer/Facilitator at the Centenary Project an initiative of The School Of Media And Communication, Pan-Atlantic University. These reality shows and engagements have identified, trained and groomed young vibrant talents / artistes in the Entertainment Industry and the Arts and Culture Sector at large.

Presently he is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Alumni Association of the University of Lagos, Nigeria (Lagos State Chapter). With memberships at various related allied associations in the creative community/ culture sector, Sam holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cultural Administration from National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), a Masters degree (M.Ed) in Educational Administration & Management from Unilag amongst others.

Ramsey Nouah Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jnr. began his acting career in 1990. His most widely recognised debut appearance as Jeff in popular Nigerian television soap opera, Fortunes, quickly established him as an act to watch. Since then, he has captivated audiences across Africa and beyond with his award-winning performances in hits such as Silent Night (1196), Dangerous Twins (2004), Figurine (2009) and most recently, the hit historical movie, ’76 (2014), among many others.

In 2014, he was unveiled as the first and only Nigerian Actor on the laudable Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee. Recognised for his excellent work and with a burning passion to contribute to the growth of the Nigerian entertainment community, Ramsey Nouah decided to expand his portfolio to include directing and producing, which led to the launch of his movie production company, Ramsey Films.

In his new capacity as producer/director, he acted and directed Last Caller, directed Brewed in Rwanda, co-directed 30Days in Atlanta (2014), as well as produced and acted in Elephant in the Room (2012). In the same year (2014), he gave a speech to the business community on entertainment at the globally recognised World Economic Forum, Switzerland. Later that year, he received the Outstanding Industry Contributors Award by Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

Ramsey Nouah is also passionate about giving back to the community; a passion which has earned him recognition by the united Nations for his philanthropic works.

A few of his awards include FNEI UK Best Actor in English Film (2003, 2004), City People Awards of Excellence Best Actor (2004), Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA) Nollywood Best Actor (2007), Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Best Male Actor Awards (2010), Naija Awards Best Actor (2010), Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor African Collaboration (2011), Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) People’s Choice Awards (2012), Nollywood Movie Awards Viewer’s Choice Awards (2012), among others.

Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu¬†is a Lagos‚Äēbased brand & innovation strategist and versatile writer, who has written TV and film content with local and international cast. She began her screenwriting and TV production career with the Pan-African television talk show, Moments with Mo, where she handled screenwriting in addition to a role as an Associate Producer. Since then, she has worked with several producers locally and internationally, supporting them to translate their vision to workable, breathing scripts. A few project titles she has worked on include Africa Magic‚Äôs ‚ÄėHush‚Äô, Ebonylife tv film, ‚ÄėDise‚Äôs Secret‚Äô and upcoming Norwegian-Nigerian feature, ‚ÄėLost Caf√©

She is a three time jury member and script consultant on the Nigeria Film Integrity Awards for up-and-coming creative talents, Homevida, for two years running. She has also served as a juror on one of Africa’s most prestigious movie awards, Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, AMVCA.

BBC and British Council trained, Ifesinachi graduated from the University of Benin with a B.A degree in Fine & Applied Arts. She also has an MSc. Degree in Marketing Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University, where she graduated top of her class. She is the author of ‚ÄėThe Domestication of Munachi‚Äô, a novel published by one of Nigeria‚Äôs notable publishing houses with award winning titles, Parresia Publishers. In 2016, Ifesinachi was listed as one of the 100 most influential Nigerian writers under 40 by the Nigerian Writers Awards.

Passionate about turbocharging the African creative economy, Ifesinachi founded the online job listing and casting site for entertainment people, Auditions.ng, which recently got invited to join the She Leads Africa (SLA) 2017 Oxfam Accelerator Programme. Auditions.ng makes it easier for job seekers in the entertainment industry to access jobs from wherever they are, by publishing casting notifications and sending hirers the profiles of talents that match required skills and attributes.

Ehizojie Ojesebholo is an international award winning digital film producer, writer, actor, & director.He graduated with a B.A.(Hons.) from Middlesex University in London.

Ehizojie is the CEO of Ceroms Media Productions Ltd and has over 17 years experience in the entertainment industry.His body of works include JIMI BENDEL, JAND HUSTLE, CASINO, CHILL PILL, JARA, 53EXTRA, AFRICA MAGIC ORIGINAL FILMS. 

His short film Chill Pill won the Focus Dialogue Prize at Sehsuchte International Film Festival in Potsdam, Germany in 2008. And his dark comedy titled Jand Hustle won the Efere Ozako-Best Experimental Film At The Abuja International Film Festival In 2013.

He is also a motivational speaker, a youth counselor, & film lecturer. Ehizojie is married to Ibironke; a writer, art director, educator, & producer. And they have four beautiful children.

WATCH OUT for the next post as we reveal the winners of the 2017 Short Script Competition!

Win N250,000 in the Homevida 2017 Short Script Competition

 

It’s that time of the year again!!!.

Are you a talented and creative scriptwriter between the ages of 16-30 with the ability to capture your audience?

We are calling out to you guys to send in your original scripts that promote;

  • Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance – endowed by USAID/SACE or;
  • Countering Hate Speech – supported by Google

And guess what? This year, We are dishing out a whooping sum of  N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) in each category and the winning scripts gets turned into short films!!!

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The privilege of taking part in a 3-day seminar facilitated by some of Nollywood’s best directors, screenwriters and filmmakers…

C‚Äômmon! Who wouldn‚Äôt want to be a part of this? We bet you would ūüôā ¬†

To stand a better chance of winning please ensure to read the criteria.

To send in your original scripts, please visit www.homevida.org to view the criteria and upload your entries.

Entries close August 3, 2017.