Telkom is looking for fresh local content creators to contribute content to and have it featured on its new video service called TelkomONE – the streaming platform that celebrates local talent.
“TelkomONE is a proudly local and South African service and naturally, we want to host and showcase outstanding content by content producers from our very own shores, including filmmakers, videographers, writers and directors on the platform,”Wanda Mkhize – Telkom Executive Smart Home & Content
“To this end, we have created a competition under the hashtag #OpenUpTheIndustry where such content producers wishing to be noticed can enter for an amazing opportunity to not only win cash prizes to assist them with their content production, but to also have their final body of work featured on our platform for viewing by our audience.”Wanda Mkhize – Telkom Executive Smart Home & Content
There are three main genres that content producers may enter their work into for consideration to walk away with a R100 000 cash injection each into the production of their project: Mobivelas, Comedy and Lifesyle.
Mobivela is a Telenovela for Mobile and the entrants will be judged on their ability to capture and tell a real and original short-story. Telenovela’s are characterised by a continuing melodramatic storyline and permanent cast. The ultimate winner should demonstrate the ability to make viewers see themselves in the cast/characters.
Comedy: In this category the judges will be looking for an individual with the talent to make viewers laugh through great story-telling leveraging relatable moments. The type of comedy may vary from stand-up performance, Parody, and Spoof right through to Satire.
Lifestyle: Here the panel will scrutinize concepts ranging from, and not limited to a magazine show, cooking, travel, exercise or edutainment content. The deciding factor will be the content producer’s ability to provide good escapism to viewers looking to be inspired and entertained.
OpenUpTheIndustry is open to both amateur or professional content producers.