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 🙂  

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.

 

MOVIE FEATURE; I AM NOT CORRUPT

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Anyone who knows Nadine Ibrahim and the work she does knows that social commentary is a path she is willing to thread over and over again. This is evident with her previous short films such as Tolu and Through Her Eyes. And if you think her most recent work is any different, you are mistaken. I Am Not Corrupt is Nadine’s new film which goes even further into uncharted territory – Nigeria’s political scene.

Starring Mofe Duncan and Rita Edwards, we listen in on a conversation that occurs between a politician and a market woman who take turns accusing each other of contributing to the country’s deplorable state. 

The politician says, “Your children call me names, hash this, tag that, but when I ask for their audience, all I get is radio silence”. He goes on to add that, “You keep pointing fingers, yelling ”missing taxes” but let’s be fair, do you actually pay your taxes? Me, I am not corrupt.”

The market woman replies the politician with an equally compelling perspective, she cites the daily experiences of ordinary Nigerian citizens saying, “You remember mama Emeka, the one who stood for you? She died of a heart attack because of you. She lost her source of income because of you and no selling by the roadside. That woman died in many ways than I can even count”. She adds, “Her first son died because your hospitals are nothing but morgues. They wouldn’t touch him unless you grease their palms.”

In a country like Nigeria where there is a big chasm between the ruling class and the masses, Nadine’s new short film brings both parties to the table and makes alogical conversation possible. watch short film here

Source: Everyday.ng

WCW of the week…

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Hey guys, we are back with our #WCW

So on this edition of #wcw we have a big crush on the award winning filmmaker, director, producer, mentor and actress Remmy Njoku. she made her acting debut in the 2004 Nollywood movie ‘Home Sickness’, which she featured alongside with Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha. She came to limelight after featuring in popular Nollywood blockbuster ‘Blackberry Babes’ in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013, she and her husband Mr Jason Njoku produced iROKtv, a YouTube platform that features interviews with Nigerian celebrities, as well as coverage of Afrobeats and Nollywood events. In 2015, she became Chief Content Officer at IROKO Partners. By March, she held her first world premier for her film Thy Will Be Done at the BFI IMAX London, the first ever Nollywood film premiere in IMAX.

Remmy is a strong woman  who has accomplished a lot in Nollywood both on the national scene and international scene and has paved the way for young women in Nollywood. Her story is an example that you can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it.

And that’s why she is our Woman Crush! 

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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.

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!!