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25 April 2015

Binga Talent 2015 : Call for Applications (Cameroon)

Competition of short documentaries for women filmmakers and journalists



Today, the world is plunged into a series of seemingly endless conflicts. Conflicts of different directions and categories:
  • Political, threatening the stability of states
  • Social (strikes, protests, rallies for rights, frustration among the youth...)
  • In the household (violence against women, rape, parental irresponsibility, juvenile delinquency ...). The family, which is the nucleus of society and therefore of humanity, is in a permanent state of conflict. 
While the list is far from exhaustive, approaches that are relatively effective have been developed and implemented to manage these conflicts. Mediators, conflict management experts at different levels (family, international, social) are increasingly involved. Nonetheless, women continue to be left out of roles as key players in this process. At the same time, the adoption of International Women's Day on 8 March does denotes the recognition of women and their importance in maintaining peace or finding ways to bring it about. In these cases, cinema and the arts are effective ways to raise awareness regarding these conflicts, how to manage them and the role women may play.

Recognizing this challenge, The Mis Me Binga Association, A.DAM.IC (the Association of Women of the Image of Cameroon) with the support of the Goethe Institute, and in collaboration with CINEPRESS (the Association of journalists and film critics of Cameroon) are organizing a competition of short documentary film projects. This competition is open to women filmmakers, professional journalists, and students living in Cameroon.


  1. a) Objective:
 The competition aims:
  • To encourage women to become more involved in the process of crises and conflict resolution in society,
  • To celebrate women who are involved in the daily process of crises and conflict management in society,
  • To raise awareness of conflict, the various forms of conflict that society faces today, and furthermore, the involvement of women in conflict management.
  • To encourage the use of film as an advocacy tool, as it is a mass medium.

b) Theme:

The competition is launched under the theme "Empowerment of women for better management of social cohesion, crises and conflicts."

c) Terms of reference:

The terms of reference of the competition are:
  • Stability of the country
  • Social cohesion
  • Household management
  • Management of unresolved situations
  • War and political stability.

d) Films:

 The candidates will make a film (fiction, documentary or reportage) for a period of 3, 6, 13 minutes. Each selected project is developed under the supervision of an internationally recognized Cameroonian professional. A complete shooting kit and crew are made available to the team for each project selected by the partnering associations. The films produced are the property of MIS ME BINGA.
The films may be in French or English and must be subtitled in one language or the other depending on the language of the shooting.

Films must be submitted in two (02) copies on DVD.

e) Dates:

Film projects must be deposited at the Goethe-Institut in a sealed envelope marked 'Binga Talent 2015 on 30 May 2015 midnight at the latest. Each project must be accompanied by a completed registration form to the following address: or submitted at the reception desk of the Goethe-Institut located at Bastos (Public School).

Candidates residing outside of the city of Yaoundé may send their film by post to: 1077 rue Mballa Eloumden BP 1067 Goethe Kamerun Institut.

f) Awards:

The winner of the competition will receive a sum of 100,000 CFA francs.

For more information, please contact us at the following addresses and telephone numbers:


Concurs Binga Talent 2015

1077, Rue Joseph Mballa Eloumdem
S/c Goethe-Institut, BP: 1067 Bastos

Telephone: 677 729 078 / 696 377 057 / 679 908 502



First name:

Date of Birth:


Passport / ID Number:

Full postal address:



Title of the project:






I hereby declare to be the rights holder of the project submitted:

I hereby declare to have read, accept and comply with the rules and regulations regarding the competition.


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