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The Centenary Film Project Short Script Writing Competition 2015

The Centenary Film Project Short Script Writing Competition 2015

The Centenary Film Project is a joint initiative by the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida) and the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University. Its aim is to contribute towards the task of protecting and safeguarding our national heritage by using technology to archive the history of film in and from Nigeria while promoting the development of films that incorporate social, cultural and national values. The project is based on the firm belief that such an initiative will help to foster national pride and promote a shared vision of the country’s future through film.

As part of its strategy, the Centenary Film Project is endowing Prizes in “The Internet and Nigeria” category.

The endowment is aimed at choosing one winning script in each sub-category that inculcates some of the values that the Centenary project promotes. Thereafter, the winning short scripts shall be turned into movies and a winning movie selected from the three films produced. The competition is open to script writers between the ages of 16 to 30 years of age.


“The Internet and Nigeria”

This includes three sub-categories and these are:

  1. Rights/Freedoms + Safety + Security
  2. Reputation management
  3. Economic/social impact


Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida) and the School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University

Short Script Categories Open for Competition in 2015


Shortlisted winning scripts from the script competition will be turned into short films by HOMEVIDA production teams utilizing a One Million Naira mini grant from the endowment – these short films would be entered into the HOMEVIDA short film category and will receive a cash prize of N100.000 and other prizes that may be available to be presented to each winning script writer along with the award at the annual HOMEVIDA award night on 9th December each year.

Winners of the script competition will have a first option on all skill development programs of HOMEVIDA targeting young people in the year following the award event in which they have been winners, and may have the opportunity to understudy industry leaders during the production of the short film.


22 June 2015


  • To be eligible, all submitted scripts must be:

[a] Able to fit into a 10-15 minutes short film. Scripts should be no more than 15 pages in length.
[b] Have well defined characters and plot.

[c] Typed and presented professionally in Microsoft Word, PDF, or any screenwriting software format. Follow the link to see what a sample script looks like Sample.

  • Competition is strictly for young Nigerian script writers between the ages of 16 – 30 years only.
  • The submitted short film scripts are solely for the purposes of HOMEVIDA script completion and awards.
  • Scripts entered for the competition are the original works of the writers/owners and not copies of other persons’ works.
  • Copyright in the short film produced utilizing the production grants belongs to HOMEVIDA.
  • Scripts that do not emerge winners in the script competition will not be used by HOMEVIDA for any other purpose whatsoever, without the written consent of the scriptwriter.
  • All competing Script writers hereby agree that should they win the competition, their winning scripts may be revised and treated to better meet the value messaging requirements specified by HomeVida


Read more about the contest here.


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