The Mobile Community Zimbabwe (MCZ) project invites applications by interested candidates to participate in the inaugural Zimbabwe Women Making Mobile Media (ZWM3) project.
This project seeks to equip young women with multimedia skills and amplify their voices through nonlinear storytelling using mobile devices.
Who is this for?
This project is for exceptional young women who previously participated in the MCZ project trainings and excelled/ demonstrated interest and hard work. The project will specifically select candidates that completed all assignments during the 2015 MCZ project implementation. Participants must be aged between 20 – 35 years old.
Candidates selected for the WM3 Project will:
- Undergo a four day refresher training course on digital storytelling using StoryMaker and other mobile apps which will help them:
- Plan and produce short form audio-visual content.
- Film and edit audio-visual content using smartphones.
- Make more effective use of social platforms whilst posting content on the same.
- Learn to write scripts and storyboard for effective story pitching
- Undergo advanced gender sensitive reporting to activate and apply their critical lens to the community level stories they report.
- Boldly tackle community level, humanistic and even controversial or undiscussed topics from marginalized communities and issues affecting women’s lives.
- Undergo 4 months of mentoring in the production of compelling stories.
- Get a chance to earn money through paid remote internships for their stories.
- Produce 4 high quality audio-visual multimedia content and mini documentaries on identified thematic subjects and women’s issues.
- Get a chance to be published and promoted on outstanding digital platforms.
- Get a chance to enter their content for the competition for best mini-documentary to be held at the end of the WM3 project.
How to apply
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a short motivation letter of 200 words or less, explaining why you should be selected to participate in this project.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
*This project is being supported by Hivos under the Diversity Matters project to include alternative voices in the Zimbabwean media space.