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As part of the L'Afrique au féminin (Africa Through Women's Eyes) competition launched in spring 2013, CFI and Canal+ Africa are bringing together 15 female directors from 13 countries in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Togo and Niger) and Central Africa (Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and Rwanda) in Abidjan from the 24 July to 2 August 2013, to take part in a workshop on developing and writing their projects.
Supervised by 4 experts, the candidates will have the opportunity to try their hand at exercises relating to techniques (lighting plan) and content (drafting the letter of intent and step outline) and take part in specific sessions on producing, sound, portrait and perspective.
The course will be punctuated by screenings of documentaries from different genres (international reporting, author-driven documentaries, etc.).
After this first session of writing assistance taking place in Abidjan, the directors will return to their countries to shoot their films.
The best of them will be coming back together again at the beginning of autumn for a session of post-production and editing.
L'Afrique au féminin aims to support African female French-speaking directors living in Sub-Saharan Africa
This support is part of CFI and Canal+ Africa's shared ambition to discover talent and encourage women who are often under-represented in terms of access to funding and the audiovisual professions, to write and produce their films.
The theme of the competition is "Succeeding in Africa" and it aims to produce a collection of 8 to 12-minute documentary collections.minutes.