The Ghana Film Foundation would like to congratulate the winners of the first annual Short Script Competition, who will not only get monetary prizes but will also be assisted in producing their stories into a completed short film.
The competition winners are as follows:
FIRST PRIZE: ‘NOOSE’ by Wonder Golly (US$ 660,11)
SECOND PRIZE: ‘WEIRD LOVE STORY’ by Maxine Seshie (US$ 330,05)
“I want to thank the Ghana Film Foundation for establishing this great platform where authors like me can share our stories,” Wonder Golly said after winning.
The film foundation also took the opportunity to thank everyone who took part in the competition, which took place from June 7 to July 7, 2021. This year, the competition’s judges were filmmaker and author Alba Amoo-Gottfield and documentary producer and NAFTI lecturer Yaw Nuako Berko. The film foundation received over 60 original submissions, making the selection process exceedingly challenging for the judges.
As part of its commitment to Ghana’s film industry to champion filmmakers and creative visionaries of tomorrow, the Ghana Film Foundation will soon announce the first ‘Sankofa Script Lab,’ which is an extension of GFF’s Short Script Competition and will provide an intensive 4-day screenwriting workshop for ten writers chosen from the pool of finalists in this year’s competition. Participants were selected based on the scripts with the most potential for future development. The lab will cultivate their creative talent while also assisting them in developing their authentic voices as artists.