Filmmakers Wanted For Short Film Competition


By Brittany Cooper

Ketchum, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Nat Geo Wild, the Sun Valley Film Festival and the African Wildlife Foundation teamed up on a major project.

It's called "Wild to Inspire Short Film Competition", an announcement they made at the festival.

Independent documentarians could win an apprenticeship in wildlife filmmaking with a National Geographic filmmaker in Africa.

The top three finalists will be flown to next year's film festival where they'll screen their films. The grand prize winner earns an apprenticeship in Tanzania, Africa.

Howard T. Owens, President, National Geographic Channels adds, "they're going to go to Africa, hopefully be inspired to make the next great natural history film that will help people know more about the world in an unique and different way."

Casey Anderson, Host and Producer, "America the Wild", adds, "all of that content, that experience is actually going to be put online as they're experiencing it there so not only will they have the opportunity to inspire people with their short, they'll continue to have the opportunity to inspire people while they're in africa, having that experience with the filmmaker."

Submissions will be accepted from April 1st to October 1st. Films must be short, no more than 5 minutes long, focusing on nature.

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