THE WOMEN FILM ACADEMY
is an incubator created for skills development and capacity building of emerging female filmmakers from Africa.
This program has been developed to provide solutions to the lack of partnerships and training opportunities faced by the French African cinema. The program would allow young female filmmakers to develop new skills, get access to mentorship and networks.
Each year, 10 upcoming African female filmmakers, with a project are trained, mentored, and connected to producers for the production of the best short film projects chosen after a pitch proposed and selected by a jury. These short films will then be distributed in African and international film festivals and then screen to people in cities and rural areas of the African countries that took part in the program.
This program takes place in Abidjan online and in person over a period of sixteen (16) months.
To be a reference programme in Africa dedicated to the skills development of African female filmmakers.
Train every year 10 emerging African female filmmakers
Find and connect 10 mentors with the 10 beneficiaries of the program,
Produce and distribute the films of the beneficiaries,