The Story Circle programme is for women screenwriters/filmmakers from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, who have a strong idea for a short film that can be developed and produced over the next year and screened during the 2023 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Supported by the British Council, this project is part of our 75th anniversary activity.
2022 participants in The Story Circle are:
- Janet Nsabuwera from Uganda
- Sarah Kyomugisha from Uganda
- Lydia Matata from Kenya
- Hope Wanjiku from Kenya
EIFF will work with United in Film who support emerging film talent through their filmmaking workshops, to deliver two online story development workshops in September and October to help expand the participants understanding of story structure and character development.
There will then be an in-person residential workshop in Uganda where story editors will work with the participants to move the projects forward to a full script.
Each of the writers will then receive a financial commission to allow them to make their film in their local region with support from United in Film.