AFRINOLLY Rolls Out $100,000 Short Film Competition Sponsored by Google, MTN, Blackberry, IRep & Goethe Institute

Interesting contest. AML music video directors and artists at large, this might interest you.

There is a reward of almost $100,000 and also an opportunity to sign online content deals. Videos submitted for the contest are non-exclusive to Afrinolly. Be sure to read and understand the competition rules before clicking the accept button.

About the Competition

The AFRINOLLY SHORT-FILM COMPETITION is a Unique, Innovative and Youth-focused Competition, with singular concentration on the next generation of African film makers. This Competition is designed to expand the conversations on issues about the African continent by Africans, motivate and reward young and emerging filmmakers who exhibit exceptional narrative skills using short movies and documentary as a medium.

This competition is conceived entirely as an online challenge open to Africans from across the world creating or have created short films or/and documentary films of not more than 15 minutes. Participants are expected to upload their films to a dedicated Competition Website and the finalists would be decided by a panel of jury and public voting.

Our core objective is to empower African youths to tell their own stories from their own perspective and eliminate financial barriers to movies production. We look forward to ultimately creating a new generation of content providers in the Africa movie industry and facilitating business model based on sub-15 minutes contents.

This maiden edition of the AFRINOLLY SHORTFILM COMPETITION is in partnership with respected brands and organizations like MTN Nigeria, Blackberry, iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, Goethe Institut and Google as Social Media Partner.

About MTN Afrinolly

Afrinolly – winner of the Google Android Developers Challenge, 2011 in the Entertainment Category is a mobile application focused on promoting African entertainment most especially African movies, music and celebrities. In April 2012, Afrinolly was branded for MTN and now has over 1.3 million downloads across different operating systems. MTN Afrinolly stands as the most downloaded entertainment app built in Africa.

Watch trailers of movies produced in the African movie markets, most especially Nollywood. Get to watch African music videos, comedy online and full length movies on your Android, Blackberry and Nokia Smartphones.

MTN Afrinolly also brings to you the latest news and gossip about movies, music and celebrities in Africa.”

Visit to submit your entry
Entry opens – 1st November, 2012
Entry closes – 31st January, 2013

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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