Chance for Kasi shooters

2016-07-07 06:00
 Snapshot Mobile Cinema founder Bulelani Mvotho is calling for local filmmakers to forward their content.

Snapshot Mobile Cinema founder Bulelani Mvotho is calling for local filmmakers to forward their content.

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A kasi film company has invited local filmmakers to take advantage of a new opportunity to display their work.

Snapshot Mobile Cinema, owned by Khayelitsha film maker Bulelani Mvotho, is one of six organisations that have received funding from MTV Staying Alive Foundation as part of its social enterprise fund.

Snapshot conducts screenings at various schools across the province teaching learners about HIV/AIDS and other social ills.

This new funding will help Snapshot to show local films in community events and will be in line with one of the conditions of the fund that these organisations must run as profitable businesses.

According to the foundation’s executive director Georgia Arnold the fund is targeted at grass-roots organisations that have previously received four years of funding from the MTV Staying Alive Foundation for their small-scale HIV awareness projects.

“The new fund has been specifically created to help these organisations launch their own businesses, generate profits and become financially sustainable in both the medium- and long term. Part of the profit each of the organisations will make through their new business will be invested back into local HIV awareness and prevention activities,” she said.

Arnold added that they had looked for innovate business to address social ills.

“The proposals we looked through had some really innovative ideas for both ambitious HIV awareness targets, along with the means to keep their projects financially sustainable through the entrepreneurial component. We’re confident that we’ve chosen projects with strong business plans, and are really excited to see the results,” she added.

Mvotho said that he was happy that local social entrepreneurs were finally getting noticed for their work.

“I was very to find out that Snapshot had been selected as one of the initiatives that and the fact that it will also trickle down to other film makers and also make a change in our communities,” he said.

Snapshot was the only South African project to be selected among others from countries Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan and Rwanda.

Mvotho said that they will now branch out to community screening and invited local filmmakers who have the relative contact to come forward and have their content shown. Mvotho can be contacted on 076 236 0018.

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