Entries now open for African edition of Ciclope
Ciclope, the international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, comes to Cape Town this year in its first-ever Africa regional leg. Ciclope Africa aims to shine a light on production excellence across the continent.
Says Francisco Condorelli, director of Ciclope, “We recently hosted the annual flagship festival in Berlin, which saw a number of African entrants take home the metal — a testament to the calibre of work emerging from the continent. This bolstered our decision to host a regional leg of the show in Africa.”
Entries are now open locally, and applicants can upload their submissions via africa.ciclopefestival.com. The jury panel is formed by a selection of local and global talents, including Alistair King (King James), Amy Allais (Ola! Films), Ralph Laucella (O Positive, US), Trish Russell (AMV BBDO, UK), Debra Stubbs (Groundglass), Kim Geldenhuys (0307), Yash Deb (Isobar, Kenya) and Antoine Bagot (Ogilvy Paris, France) among others. The final round of judging and the awards ceremony will take place at Cape Town’s new contemporary art museum, Zeitz MOCCA, on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.
Ciclope Africa’s Grand Prix and best works in each category will receive an automatic entry as finalists into the flagship annual festival, which will be hosted in Berlin later this year.
Ciclope Africa is part of a series of regional events that will continue on May 2018 with Ciclope Latino, to take place in Mexico City. The festival’s programme will also feature exhibitions, panel discussions, and renowned local and international guest speakers, as well as showcase some of the leading international trends.