Melanin Unscripted, in collaboration with The Cervical Cancer Free Nigeria Campaign, has officially announced a film grant of $10,000 to support Nigerian filmmakers in creating compelling films on cervical cancer through the Rise in Light campaign.
“We are excited to launch the Storytellers For Change Grant and support filmmakers who use their art to create, innovate and raise awareness about impactful causes. Cervical cancer is a serious health problem in Nigeria that is preventable. We believe that storytelling can be a powerful tool for education and change”Filmmaker and Melanin Unscripted CEO, Amarachi Nwosu.
This venture aims to identify a promising and powerful narrative on cervical cancer, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with a panel of judges including:
- Kiki Mordi: Emmy-nominated investigative journalist and filmmaker, Founder of Document Women.
- Ozi Menakaya: Film & TV Agent at CAA.
- Amarachi Nwosu: Award-winning filmmaker and CEO of Melanin Unscripted.
- Tunde Onakoya: Social Entrepreneur and founder of Chess in Slums, a non-profit that uses chess to educate and empower underprivileged children in Africa.
Partners involved include Global Oncology, UN Global Goals, Document Women, Family Inc, and LLandB. Applications will commence on Thursday September 14, 2023 and closes on Thursday October 12, 2023, at riseinlight.org.