Entries for the ninth annual MultiChoice Vuka! Awards now open and once again South African filmmakers are being dared to make public service announcements about important issues. The closing date for entries is 20 October 2007, with the awards ceremony in November.
You don't have to try hard to avoid reality. We live behind high walls, electric fences. Our car windows are up, doors locked. The MultiChoice Vuka! Awards dare you to open your eyes, dare you to see, to hear and to feel. Make a commercial that encourages viewers to buy into humanity and not a product. Put your heart on your sleeve and move people.
“The MultiChoice Vuka! Awards aims to encourage South Africans to focus beyond the lens, creating empathy, inspiring action, building national pride and, ultimately, generating income and awareness for the charities”, says Marilyn Watson, corporate communications manager, MultiChoice.
While the awards have launched many South African filmmaker's careers, they are also an opportunity for established, industry professionals to show what they can do.
Download an entry form from http://vuka.multichoice.co.za
or pick up hard copies from most major industry suppliers and post-production facilities. Call Shelli or Fatima on +27 (0)11 804 2552 or email