International Tourism Film Festival Africa



Welcome to The Young Video Creators Challenge

This competition is designed to give young video creators a chance to showcase and develop their skills in video content creation and marketing, while also providing them with a unique and exciting experience.
The way the ITFFA festival structure has developed over the years gives us a unique opportunity to give
young video creators a taste of the real working world of a full time video content creator.
Hospitality, product activations, immersive experiences, and live events are some of the main industries that video creators would have to master to become successful.

The first challenge will take place over three days, during which time teams will stay at a secret location in Hartbeespoort dam, and in survivor style compete in a series of challenges designed to test their creativity, teamwork, and marketing skills.

The objective is so that they can shoot NIKON/ITFFA branded promo/showreels showcasing the venue and
it’s surrounds as a destination of choice for a visitor (for the hospitality challenge), as you would normally do for a client.

The Challenge


DATES: 16 – 19th January 2024

VENUE: Secret location at Hartbeespoort dam

Qualifying students will be selected to compete against one another for a cash prize of R10 000 as well as the potential of becoming a NIKON Collaborator..

♦ The challenge takes place in Hartbeespoort Dam and is over 3 days, from the 16-19th January 2024.
♦ Accommodation and meals are included at no cost to the competitors, but you will need to find your own way there and back.
♦ You must currently be a student, studying film/media marketing/marketing management.
♦ You need to be 18 – 25 years old
♦ You will be required to post 3 promotional instagram stories and 1 instagram feed post tagging the ITFFA, NIKON SA and the headline sponsors for the duration of the event, 1 instagram story and 1 instagram feed post after the event
♦ Your posts must contain the NIKON SA and ITFFA logos
♦ Failure to do so will result in you being disqualified and the prize monies forfeited
♦ Winners to be notified by email
♦ Prize giving to take place near AFDA campus on the first Wednesday in February 2024

The challenge is facilitated by Neo Mokuene (aka @black_tonystark) and Thufayl Ali, as well as Saudiq Davids from NIKON SA.

Organised by the International Tourism Film Festival Africa, in proud partnership with NIKON SA and Mystic Wolf, this promises to be one for the books.

If selected, you will be given the tools and support to curate qualitive video content for clients needing the necessary assets to promote their businesses on social media.

Keen to develop a side hustle that pays? The this is the challenge for you, enter now and be counted.

Terms and Conditions

Applications open to all persons (under the age of 30 years) in the creative industries.
Accommodation, meals and refreshments are for the entrants own account.
Submit a 30 second video showing us why you deserve to be part of the challenge. The entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts based on the criteria for each challenge.

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Established in 2022, For Africa By Africans is a project designed for the African People, run by the African People.

We aim to spread a message of encouragement and hope to the next generation of industry members, by making opportunities accessible to the youth.