8 March 2017 - Students from all countries in Africa are invited to participate in the FACES 2017: African student cellphone film competition. The Competition is part of the 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition, due to be held in Mauritius from 18 - 23 September 2017. The winning entries will be screened at the Moot Court Competition.
The closing date for FACES 2017 is 30 June 2017.
The purpose of the Competition is to encourage students from Africa to express themselves and to engage with issues of relevance to Africa, using available cellphone technology, and the enhance the Moot Court experience.
One student from the University of Pretoria, and one student from another university in Africa, will win a trip to screen their video at the Moot Court Competition in Mauritius.
Make a short fictional film or animation by using your smartphone. The maximum length is 5 minutes.
Films can be edited and must contain the words ‘human’ and ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’, in any order, in the dialogue, or in written form.
Films should be uploaded to YouTube/Vimeo and submitted via the online form before 30 June 2017.
The winning entries will be screened at the 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.
The winners will be selected by an independent panel of experts. The panel of experts will evaluate each film according to its own creative and technical merits.
One student from the University of Pretoria, and one student from other univeristies on the continent, will win a trip to screen their video at the 26th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition (18 – 23 September 2017, Réduit, Mauritius).
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