USAID/SACE SHORT SCRIPT CRITERIA - TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE (TAGG)

This year Homevida and the USAID/SACE Project are partnering to see how social change can be positively influenced by encouraging young script writers to create inspiring stories of change agents or actions that can contribute towards the awareness and promotion of transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria. Creative approaches to stir up an interest in the audience to enquire and participate in what goes on in their polity and society at all levels are an important entry point to change the narrative on how policies and governance affects the citizens daily life.

We are therefore writing to request scripts from young script writers to develop short stories that creatively demonstrate one or a combination of the following;

Focuses on a specific policy and governance challenge in fighting corruption, transparency and accountability and accountability (TAGG) in Nigeria and adequately depicts associated issues associated with the problem or challenge.

Scripts should creatively demonstrate the impact of corruption and the lack of transparency and accountability in the society, the consequences of citizens not participating in governance and its impact on infrastructural decay and lack of human development.

Scripts should portray innovative solutions that improve transparency and accountability, prevent/reduce corruption and impunity, inspire and create a sense of responsibility, emphasize the importance of leadership, enhance citizen action and participation, highlight the need for social inclusion (women, youth and persons with disability), and engender a sense of patriotism.

The competition is for all script writers who have been searching for a platform to showcase their creative strengths, those seeking a window into the fast rising Nollywood industry or even the employed looking for an opportunity to give their talent or hobby a greater voice. The winner will experience his/her script produced into a short film by our professional film consultants and also win Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira.

GOOGLE SHORT SCRIPT CRITERIA

This year, Homevida with support from Google are looking for young, innovative and creative script writers that can create a balance between telling an entertaining story but still be able to convey the message without boring the audience.  Under the category “Countering Hate Speech Through Film”, this year’s focus will be on story ideas on how the internet can be a vehicle to inspire greatness with a message to COUNTER HATE SPEECH.  These are the guidelines:

The story must be unique with a combination of creativity, originality and objectivity.

Technical Criteria

[a]You  must be a Nigerian between the ages of 16 to 30 years.

[b] Able to fit into a 10-15 minutes’ short film. Scripts should be no more than 15 – 20 pages in length.

[c] Have well defined characters and plot.

[d] Typed and presented professionally in Microsoft Word, PDF, or any screenwriting software format.

Follow the link to see what a sample script looks like Sample.

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