South Africa's next top filmmaker competition

how it works

  1. Check out the competition rules and regulations
  2. Click here and decide which track is your favorite.
  3. Create a 60 sec video on your mobile phone, either of a scene from the music video you would shoot for your favorite track or a motivation as to why you should be chosen as the winner of SA’s Next Top Filmmaker 2013.
  4. Submit your entry online here by midnight 26/07 2013.
  5. Our judges will select 8 semi-finalists – names to be announced on 27 July 2013 - to pitch their idea to our panel of judges on 29 July 2013.
  6. The public will choose which of the tracks will be the MTN8 Anthem for 2013. The winning track will be announced to the public on 29 July 2013.
  7. The 8 semi finalists will have 48 hours to write a treatment on the winning track and pitch it to a panel of judges on 29 July 2013.
  8. A winner and a runner-up will be selected to produce a music video and an EPK. Winners will be announced on 29 July 2013.
  9. The videos will be prepped and filmed on 2,3 and 4 August 2013.
  10. Videos will be edited and graded under the mentorship of General Post
  11. The final films will be shown at the opening match of the MTN8 Competition on the 9 August 2013
  12. More information will be provided to all entrants and available on our website and on our Facebook page. Online support and advice will be provided via our Facebook page.

Important Dates for Entrants
10 July 2013 Entries Open 26 July 2013 entries close at 12:00 midnight 27 July 2013 shortlisted finalists announced 29 July 2013 finalists pitch their treatment to judging panel and winner & runner-up announced 2,3,4 August 2013 prep & shoot days for music video & EPK 9 August 2013 Final films screened at opening match of MTN8

Please note that entrants from outside of the Johannesburg area will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation should they reach the final round. We will endeavor to help where and if we can.