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The sixth annual Jozi Film Festival entry submissions opened on Monday 6th February 2017, and from today, all budding film makers have less than 27 days left to get their entries in.

The sixth annual Jozi Film Festival entry submissions opened on Monday 6th February 2017, and from today, all budding film makers have less than 27 days left to get their entries in. For those of you who missed it - this year, for the first time ever, the Jozi Film Festival (JFF) has partnered with Discovery Networks to launch a brand new category - the Discovery Channel Don’t Stop Wondering Award.

For this category, film makers need to develop a 2-5 minute documentary which showcases and celebrates unique African stories and captures Discovery’s ethos of sparking curiosity. This is an Africa-wide search for filmmaking talent that carries a cash prize of $5,000 from Discovery Channel for the final winner to go towards their next filming project. Entry is free and multiple entries are welcome.

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“Discovery Networks is very excited to see the entries that will be received for this competition as Discovery Channel has always been about satisfying curiosity, by breaking ground with high-quality factual entertainment programming that inspires and entertains audiences around the world,” said Dilek Doyran, VP of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean. “So, if you are a naturally inquisitive film maker, then do not miss out on this opportunity and enter now before the closing date.”

After the closing of the entries, the Top 10 films selected by a JFF and Discovery jury will be broadcast on Discovery Channel in July and August, and again at the sixth annual Jozi Film Festival in September. The winning film will then be selected by popular vote via the voting tool on Discovery’s website: www.discoverychannelafrica.com and the winner will be flown to Johannesburg to receive their prize at the Jozi Film Festival awards to be held on 24 September 2017.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and must reside on the African continent. Don’t miss out! Submit your work for this category -before the closing at 18:00 on 31 May 2017.

For more information on how to submit to JFF2017, please visit www.jozifilmfestival.co.za or www.DiscoveryChannelAfrica.com. You’re just one short film away from your dream career!