“If we don´t tell our own stories, no one else will” – this is the mantra of the Uganda based Maisha Lab. During the last few weeks the Maisha Team has selected 15 participants from Zanzibar and Tanzania mainland who will take part in a competitive screen-writer`s lab.

The participants were chosen because of the screenplay draft they handed in. Within eight days (18th – 25th July) they will work on their screenplay and refine it with assistance of internationally renowned mentors.

 

The laboratory has been one of the most influential film training grounds inspiring hundreds of East African filmmakers with over 1000 participants said to have already been through the training. This lab has been made possible with funding from Stichting Doen, a Dutch foundation focusing on supporting cultural and sustainable economy projects.

This is a seventh lab to be held in Zanzibar and ZIFF is the local partner utilizing the festival event to encapsulate the spirit of the training by offering a valuable platform where screenwriters can watch a wide diversity of films and engage in discussions with other local and international filmmakers attending the festival. At the end of the lab a $ 5000 dollar grant will be award to the best script.

$5000 Grant For the Best Script.
At the end of the lab a $ 5000 dollar grant will be award to the best script.

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