MultiChoice Namibia and the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) are
calling on experienced film makers and producers to submit film proposals that
reflect truly authentic Namibian stories. These made-for-TV film ideas should
provide an escape into the fresh and exciting world of local content.
The time has come for local creatives to showcase their talents, in producing
content designed to cater for diverse audiences. “We believe that with this
massive investment into our film industry, we remain committed to supporting
local production houses, including talented actors, writers and filmmakers.” says
Managing Director Roger Gertze.
During the media event
announcing the Call for Submissions, MultiChoice Namibia and NBC initiated a
symbolic gesture based on the renewal of the carriage agreement. For years,
MultiChoice has showcased original and diverse Namibian content on their
platforms through a carriage agreement that has made the national broadcaster’s
channels available on DStv and GOtv.
“Over the years, NBC has been
the trusted national broadcaster of choice that has been dedicated to
showcasing local content. MultiChoice Namibia has greatly assisted us with
broadening our spectrum through its platforms. The renewal of the carriage
agreement further strengthens our long-standing partnership to deliver quality
local content to our audiences, and the implementation of the Call for
Submissions is proof of that,” said NBC Director-General, Stanley Benjamin
Proposals must include the following: Relatable characters; themes
covering real-life experiences like love, hope, betrayal etc; and unique, and a
fresh and exciting treatment of the above-mentioned themes. Replicas of
ideas/storylines that already exist will not be accepted.
Made for TV-film concepts may be in Namibian local languages, however
they must be culturally relevant and specific to the setting of the story. Any
dialogue in other indigenous languages should include English subtitles. The duration
of the film should be 50 minutes and accepted genres include: comedy, family
drama, action or romantic comedy and should be suitable for family viewing.
Your proposal should include:
- Overview of company –
- Synopsis – which gives
overview of beginning, middle and end of film.
summary of the main character / hero’s journey
estimate (figure only, not full budget)
parties must send their proposals to CallForSubmissionsNam@na.multichoice.com
by 25 March 2022 before 23:39. Submissions are only open to persons who are
citizens or permanent residents of Namibia.
Makes sure you follow our social media pages for all the updates:
DStv Namibia + GOtv Namibia
@DStvNamibia + @GOtvNamibia
@dstvnamibia + @gotvnamibia
- MultiChoice Namibia YouTube Page
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