Knock Knock Liberia, the organizer of Liberia’s first post-war short film festival, has extended the deadline for submission of film to the KD Short Film Festival.
The festival, which is slated for December 22, according to chief organizer Korto Davies, a successful Liberian filmmaker, is open to professionals, amateurs and students 18 and above.
“Interesting candidates need to submit a film, and the shortest should be not more than 10 minutes either on domestic violence, girls’ education or drug abuse — all in Liberian concept. The KD Short Film Festival provides the youth and young minds with avenues to showcase their talent and enter the Liberian movie industry,” Ms. Davies said in a press statement.
To participate in the festival, the release added that interested candidates need to pick up a free entry form the following locations: Hott FM, Royal Grand Hotel, LBS and the organize office on 14th Street, opposite NASSCORP.
“Said form should be returned, along with the film on a new pen drive and a hard copy of the related script submitted to the organizer’s office on or before December 15, and accompanied with US$25 dollars as submission fees,” the released said.
Monetary prize for the festival, according to Ms. Davies, ranges from US$1,500, US$700 and US$500 respectively for the first, second and third place films that will emerge as winners.
The statement added that festival comes at a time when there has been low public interest in Liberian films, due to poor production quality and storylines, among other things.
“This fest adds much more beauty and glamour to the film industry by presenting new talent and helping to revive the lost hope of filmmakers in the country,” the released added.
Also on the sideline of the festival, Knock Knock Liberia press statement said it will be conducting screenwriting training, networking mixers and more.
“We believe that the only way our film can compete with foreign ones locally and abroad is when our filmmakers’ craft are improved in terms of production quality, storyline, among many others,” the press release said.