Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015 Proposals Announcement

#QSSFestival2015 Submission Guidelines

Thank you for considering submitting a proposal for the 2015 Queer Shorts Showcase Festival. 

Behind the #QSSFestival
The Queer Shorts Showcase Festival is Botswana’s first, and only, short theatre production festival focused on presenting original works dealing with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) themes through various theatrical modes. The festival was founded by Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile in 2014 and premiered on May 17, 2014.

The festival promotes interrogation of themes addressing LGBT livelihood in Botswana with the aim to generate conversations, promote socially relevant discourse, and educate residents of Botswana on these minority issues.

In your submission, please include:
1. Production synopsis. (200 words)
Title, cast size, description of work & running time (productions must run between 15-20 minutes).

2. Motivation for the relevance of the work. (50 words) 
What do you hope to change/achieve by showcasing this work? 

3. Biography/Biographies of production team.(100 words MAX)

4. Correctly formatted script excerpt (3 pages)
ALL submissions should be in Arial or Times New Roman, 12 pt, double line spacing, .docx or .pdf [Incorrect formatting will result in your proposal being discarded.]

* In the body of your email, please list your contact details as follows:
Joe Smith
P O Box 1980, Themashanga
+267 74509867

PLEASE SUBMIT A PHOTOGRAPH (Max: 3MB) AS WELL- for promotional purposes should your submission be successful. 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: 19 January 2015 until 26 February 2015 (Midnight CAT) 

Email queries to SUBJECT: Query