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The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries (How To Apply)

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

The Varsity Film Expo, is an annual event for emerging content creators in ‘varsity’
. The Varsity Film Expo is calling on African university students to use their creativity and imagination to produce short films that promote awareness and motivate action towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063. The expo which is slated to be held in Gaborone, Botswana from the 15th to the 18th of December 2022 is in its second year running. The inaugural expo was held at the National University of Science and Technology in 2021.

The Varsity Film Expo, is an annual event for emerging content creators in ‘varsity’. The event celebrates film and filmmaking and features film screenings, speaking sessions, workshops, exhibitions and awards for outstanding productions. The expo program is tailored to satisfy the needs and tastes of young and emerging filmmakers although it’s open to members of the public.

Africa has one of the fastest-growing higher education sectors in the world as per the Africa No Filter’s Business in Africa Narrative Report of 2022. Currently, there are 9 million students enrolled in African universities according to UNESCO statistics.The Varsity Film Expo recognises the opportunity universities provide in leading the effort to recast Africa in a more hopeful light.  These students’ creativity and innovation can be harnessed to motivate positive transformation in Africa. The expo presents such an opportunity.

Africa also holds a record for the highest youth population in the world. Young people are the biggest drivers of new media and technology and this makes them the ideal vehicle to spread the message on sustainable development goals and human rights.

According to the Chief Executive and  founder KudzaiChikomo, the Varsity Film Expo’s overarching vision is “a critical mass of audacious young African film-makers’ who utilise storytelling through film to articulate SDGs and Agenda 2063, African Union’s master plan for sustainable development and economic growth.”

“We are currently receiving film submissions via the www.filmfreeway.com/varsityfilmexpo

Additionally, the Varsity Film Expo is challenging African university students to use their writing skills to contribute articles that extend knowledge, stimulate critical thinking, foster theoretical debate and add to Africa's academic repository. We are heartened by the responses from Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Mali, Egypt, Nigeria so far and encourage more young African filmmakers at varsity to come through,” added the Varsity Film Expo founder KudzaiChikomo. 

The Expo’s head of strategic communications Addy Kudita weighs in on the importance of synergies in the film sector. “The Varsity Film Expo expo is very open to collaborating with like-minded businesses, entities and persons to help make this event a roaring success. It really does take a village and so we are approaching and are being approached by serious players in the business and film sector who would want to partner on various aspects of the expo.”

The expo is open to more partners coming on board. Aspects of the Varsity Film Expo will be simulcast and technical partners in the telecommunications and other sectors are welcome. “It’s also a serious marketing opportunity for partner brands which are interested in seeing thee unlocking of young African talent.”

For more info visit:

www.varsityfilmexpo.org

www.filmfreeway.om/varsityfilmexpo

Contact:

+263772743760 (KudzaiChikomo – Director/Founder)

Email: [email protected]

+263783160871 (Addy Kudita - Communications)

Email: [email protected]

Pictures from Varsity Film Expo 2021

Morris Touch and Dr Brian Banda from GZU University
 

NokuthulaKhumalo and Music Video Producer Andy Cutta

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

The Varsity Film Expo 2022 Is Calling For Entries

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