Grooming Film Extrapreneurs (with Kunle Afolayan) is a Sahara Group initiative that seeks to promote a hub of enterprise that connects budding film makers with stakeholders that can help hone their skills to enhance productivity, excellence and sustainability in their careers. The initiative is the maiden project under Sahara Group’s Extrapreneurship Framework which is being driven by Sahara Foundation, the Group’s corporate responsibility vehicle.
The extrapreneurship platform will help Sahara drive integrated economic empowerment programmes through strategic partnerships and support for innovative as well as scalable business ventures.
Over the next four years, Sahara Foundation plans to directly impact 12,000,000 beneficiaries and also create value through the identification, development and maintenance of relevant stakeholders through which beneficiaries can grow and sustain businesses. This will be achieved through skills acquisition training, mentoring and access to a network of committed stakeholders.
Young film makers in Nigeria can join the competition by channeling their creativity into celebrating entrepreneurship in Nigeria by shooting a 15-minute documentary that captures entrepreneurs at work across the nation. The theme of the documentary should focus on: “My Nigeria, My Platform…Nigeria through an entrepreneur’s eyes.’
The extrapreneurship framework is a concept adopted by the Sahara Foundation, whose raison d’etre is directed at youth empowerment and poverty alleviation through the principles of entrepreneurship. Our chosen approach at Sahara will involve leveraging internal and external strengths to drive cross-sectoral collaboration by connecting the right people and organizations towards providing sustainable solutions to global social problems while creating wealth in the process. This will require developing projects, programmes and initiatives that add value to the beneficiaries whilst making them self- reliant. Unlike entrepreneurship which focuses mainly in income generation, extraprenuership is centered on wealth creation and preservation.
- The competition is open to film makers not older than 35 years.
- The 15-minute documentaries are expected to highlight the story of Nigerian entrepreneurs, with a focus on how their activities are providing sustainable solutions, creating employment and promoting socio-economic development in the nation.
- All submitted documentaries will be screened by the multiple award-winning Kunle Afolayan and the overall winner will undergo a mentorship programme with the leading film producer and director for six (6) months.
- The entries will be whittled down to a shortlist of 20, a number that is commemorative of Sahara’s 20th anniversary.
- These 20 entries will then go on to the final stage from where a winner will be selected.
- Your entry (video) should not be more than 15minutes
- The project is open to young film makers (male and female) across the nation who must not be more than 35 years old
- Concept of the video should be in line with the theme -My Nigeria, My Platform…Nigeria through an entrepreneur’s eyes. It should also capture entrepreneurs at work in their localities
- The deadline for video submission is August 28, 2016
- After video upload, participants are expected to tweet “Nigeria through an entrepreneur’s eyes” with the hashtag- #Saharapreneurs, #Extrapreneurship and cc: @iamsaharagroup and @kunleafolayan
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