Malaria threatens half of the world's population. One million people die from the disease every year, 90% of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Taking into account that the majority of people in Europe do not know much about malaria and the disease does not get the attention in terms of funding and political commitment that it should, it is the main goal of STOP MALARIA NOW! to increase awareness on malaria as a global health and development issue.
Within our "Insight Malaria" film production we want to focus on the effects malaria has on the daily life of people in Africa and how they deal with them. Since our campaign particularly targets adolescents and aims to promote participation and intercultural learning the film will be completely shot by young people from Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Kenya supported by a professional film team.
"Insight Malaria" Film Contest
You are a young film maker and interested in development issues? You want to know how malaria affects people's life in Africa and want to share this knowledge with others? You are between 18 and 25 years old? You are creative and motivated to work with an international film team?
Then be part of our international "Insight Malaria" film production in Kenya and submit your application until 14 June 2010.
Eight young film talents are chosen from the four countries and will travel to Kenya for the film shooting in September 2010. They will jointly develop the screenplay of their film, and thereby learn more about the fatal effects of the global disease. Professional film producers from Germany will assist and support the group before, during and after the shooting.
How to apply
1. Produce a short video clip of a maximum length of two minutes which deals with African fellows and their daily life in your country.
2. Think about issues related to malaria that could be interesting for the European audience and draft a short concept of your "Insight Malaria" film in Kenya (max. 1 page).
3. Fill in the application form and tell us why you are the right person for this international film production.
4. Send a CD with your clip, the film concept draft and the completed application form via post to:
(see website with applications to download)