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The British Council And Bank Phb Present The International Young Screen Entrepre by creamdream: 11:57pm On Jun 21, 2008
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  The British Council and Bank PHB present the International Young Screen Entrepreneur of the Year (IYSEY) Award 2008

IYSEY, a British Council initiative, is a strand of IYCE. IYSEY is designed to recognise young, creative entrepreneurs under 35-years of age, showing leadership skills and proposing innovative solutions in the Nigerian Screen sector.

To enter, you must:

Be Nigerian
Be aged between 25 and 35
Already work in the Nigerian screen sector (as defined below)
Be entrepreneurial and have shown your ability in the promotion of screen in Nigeria, particularly in a commercial context
Through your character, drive and abilities demonstrate your potential to be a future leader of the screen industry in Nigeria
Have English language skills to IELTS 6 or above- ‘competent user’ or above.

Screen sector definition

In the term ‘Screen’ we include feature film, documentary, shorts, television production, and animation.

For the purpose of this award participants can be drawn from any of the following areas of the industry:

Development, production, post-production
Distribution and/or sales
Exhibition –  cinema/venue and/or festival/event programming and management
Journalism (print and broadcast) and publishing
Marketing, internet websites/ web networks, public and media relations
Promotion, education and retail
Artist management
Consultants providing specialist services in any of the areas outlined

Benefits for the Nigeria Winner

The Nigeria winner will qualify as one of the 10 finalists competing for the global IYSEY award, and be part of a UK tour scheduled to take place in October 2008.
The tour will include visits to London, Cardiff and Bristol to meet leaders and innovators in the UK film and TV business.
Within the tour, the finalists will:

Actively participate in all organised IYSE meetings and events.
Participate in the judging procedure to select the global IYSEY winner.
Attend London Film Festival as industry delegates and take part in a variety of tailored events for screen professionals, including screenings, seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Participate in the IYSE award ceremony and film showcase.

The Global Award

A financial award (£7,500), which is to be spent on a project (in collaboration with the British Council) that builds the relationship between the winner’s country and the UK.
The project will be linked to the UK and tailored to the winner’s specific needs (the winner will be encouraged to come up with their own proposal).

How to Enter

Download application forms here. (MS Word 77kb)  http://www.britishcouncil.org/nigeria-arts-events-and-projects.htm

Deadline for applications 28 June 2007

Please Note

Only Short listed applicants will be contacted (e-mailed/telephoned) by 10 July. They will be required to come for an interview at the British Council Lagos on Thursday 17 July.

Contact Information: olamipo.bello@ng.britishcouncil.org


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