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  Applications are currently open for the StoryMi Academy 2024 Documentary Film Fellowship. If you are a documentary filmmaker in Nigeria and want to receive technical and financial support to improve your craft, here’s an opportunity you may want to take advantage of.
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This year’s StoryMi Academy Documentary Film Fellowship is organized in partnership with the French Embassy in Nigeria. It consists of a 6-month intensive training experience for emerging documentary filmmakers. About 10 fellows will be selected to take part in this program, based on their application materials and the mini-documentaries they submit.
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This program comes with the following benefits for fellows:
  • Attend the Sunny Side of the Doc film festival in France (in June), and gain insights from the best in the industry
  • Learn through physical and virtual workshops facilitated by Louise Moniau (Al Jazeera, New York Times, OpDocs), and Ike Nnaebue (No U-Turn, Arte Production)
  • Participate in individual coaching sessions, supported by mentors assigned to them
  • Four fellows will each receive a grant worth ₦1.5 million, enabling them to bring their documentary film to life
  • Their film will be screened on a film screening night slated for December 2024


This fellowship is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Be a Nigerian citizen residing in Nigeria
  • Aged between 20 and 35 years
  • Have previous experience in filmmaking, with at least 1 completed project (web, or non-web)
  • Have a compelling script ready for development and production

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The Application Process

Persons who want to apply for this opportunity should do the following:
  • Download and complete the online application form linked HERE.
  • Submit a short documentary film, not longer than 5 minutes, which showcases your storytelling ability and technical competence
  • Submit your application form and mini-documentary HERE.
Applications will remain open until May 3, 2024. Participants will be announced on May 17.
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This article was first published on 20th April 2024 and updated on April 21st, 2024 at 8:32 pm


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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