SHORT FILM GRANT
THE LEARNER’S CUT… YET SPEAKS VOLUME
The Learner’s Cut Best short film of the Season 01
The Learner’s Cut is a television program that showcases short films and encourages short filmmakers by giving a platform to showcase their short films. In addition, DLONG Communications has rolled out a film grant for the best short film in each season of The Learner’s Cut to be reproduced into a feature length film that is cinema bound under the auspices of DLONG Communications.
About The Learner’s Cut Best Short Film Contest and Film Grant?
The short film contest is a competition amongst films that have been submitted and aired on The Learner’s Cut show, Season one and as voted by the viewers as the best short film.
This best short film will win a film production grant valued at Five Million Naira (N5,000,000.00) only.
The contest will run for a period of four(4) months where FOURTEEN (14) films would battle for the ultimate price. At the end of the contest, one short film will emerge according to viewer’s choice, determined by the number of likes. The program would include a contract signing whereby the grant would be ceremoniously awarded to the producer of viewer’s best short film. Afterwards the winner will be invited for a script conference that would include training, and building of the winner’s story and eventually the production of a successful film.
The contest shall take place on YouTube and on social media platforms where viewers would be required to vote and their decision would be the determining factor of the Ultimate winner.
Requirements for participation
- The short film must have been submitted and aired on Season One of the Learner’s Cut show.
- The Owner must have been interviewed on the show.
- The person must have been the Producer or Director of the Short film.
- The person must have the authority to share and reproduce the film.
FOURTEEN short films will be in contest and viewers are required to go to the Youtube page of DLONG Communications to ‘Like’ which film they think is deserving to win the film Grant. Each film requires nothing less than One hundred likes, between the 1stth of June 2020 and the 29th of June 2020 to advance to the next stage. Films that don’t get up to 100 likes within the stipulated time would be eliminated.
At this stage, the first ELEVEN successful films are required to get an additional two hundred likes between the 13th of July 2020 and the 3rd of August 2020, making it a total of at least three hundred likes, after which the films without the required number would be further eliminated.
At this phase, we would pick the first FIVE short films with the stipulated three hundred likes. Out of the five, the first three films that have the highest number of likes between the 17th of August 2020 and the 31st of August 2020 will be chosen to advance to the last stage of the contest.
The last three contestants are to shoot and post on their Instagram feeds a one minute video pitch, on or before the 7th of September 2020 stating why their films deserves the grant and why their films should be chosen and they are to make sure they tag @dlongcommunications @Thelearnerscut and use the harsh tags #Tlcbsf01 in their posts.
The promoters would repost this and each contestant is then required to get their friends to like the post on The Learner’s Cut Instagram handle between the 14th of September, 2020 to 21st of September, 2020. The pitch with the highest number of likes and comments wins the Five Million Naira filmmaking grant.
The Endorsement ceremony for the signing of the Production grant and award of the five million Naira grant would come up on the 26th of September 2020 and proceed to pre-production, production and post-production under the auspices of DLONG Communications.
We invite all filmmakers, aspiring filmmakers to be part of this program.
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The following films have been shortlisted for the TLC Best Short Film Contest 01:
Follow the links below to watch and cast your votes.
By Austine Okosa
By Fortune Orefuwa
By Gbenro Olomoyoyo
TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
By Besin Abarshi
By William Ehirim
By Joel Abraham
ANOTHER DARK NIGHT
Chukwuemeka Mcshot Anusiem