Idriss Kpange Filmmaker Fellowship

A microproject by Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV
Idriss Kpange Filmmaker Fellowship
Idriss Kpange Filmmaker Fellowship
Idriss Kpange Filmmaker Fellowship
Idriss Kpange Filmmaker Fellowship

Summary

WeOwnTV & the Freetown Media Centre is raising funds for the inaugural Idriss Kpange Filmmaker Fellowship. The fellowship will keep Idriss' dreams and legacy alive. The Filmmaker Fellowship is a film fund and professional development program supporting the production of independent documentaries directed by Sierra Leonean filmmakers. The program will provide filmmakers with funding for their projects, creative labs, one-on-one mentoring, professional development workshop

$2,662
total raised
20
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Idriss was one of Sierra Leone's leading filmmakers and worked as a video journalist for Reuters, as well as for local networks. Idriss loved training young filmmakers and co-founded the Opin Yu Yi Human Rights Film Festival in 2012. He was dismayed that there was no professional filmmaking school in Sierra Leone & wanted to share his passion and knowledge. Tragically Idriss died on 15 February 2022 at 43 years old. WeOwnTV is proud to continue his legacy through this fellowship program.

Solution

Our goal is to raise $10,000 and support one filmmaker for three years. The program will provide our fellows with funding for their projects, creative labs, one-on-one mentoring, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. The Fellowship will be supported by team members from the Opin Yu Yi Film Festival & WeOwnTV and filmmakers will have access to equipment and mentorship at the Freetown Media Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Long-Term Impact

Today, now faced with a global pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty, we believe it is critical to provide forums for self-expression and peaceful debate through the medium of documentary film. This project will help establish trust between the community, journalists, creatives, and government officials. They can create a portrait of the region that celebrates resilience and creativity and writes a history that moves beyond being singularly defined by tragedy.

Resources

Organization Information

Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WeOwnTV
Project Leader:
Banker White
San Francisco, CA United States

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