Writing your own special story could win you a
trip to Italy.
South Africa is the first African country to be invited to participate
in the Ciak (pronounced Chuck) Junior competition. Ciak Junior is
an international TV project that originated in Italy in 1990 and
exposes children to hands on television productions, making television
interesting and appropriate for children from an educational aspect.
The competition gives children aged between 10 and 15, the chance
to write their story in any language about an event that changed
their lives, anything important to them, about their family, friends
or community. Educators and parents may guide the children but definitely
not write the story.
Lya Mrasi, Brand Manager at SABC Education 'Our production people
will visit the winning school and together with the children they
will workshop the winning story into a film script. The original
story submitted will be respected at all times. SABC Education will
be at the service of the children. The writers of the story will
be the heroes of the story with no auditions, actors will be chosen
by classmates, and children must act the role of children and not
The winning children are involved all the way, learning about scripts,
shoots, editing and making a film. When the film is finished it
will be sent to Ciak Junior in Italy to be judged with the others
from around the world. South Africa's film will be shown on School
TV on SABC2 during May 2004. The winners will be flown to Italy
to a town in the north called Treviso at the end of May. There the
winners will attend the Ciak Award Ceremony and meet other young
film makers from around the world and see beautiful Italy.
Closing dates for entries is 27 February
2004, entry forms for this magnificent competition are available
by dialling 086 712 2394 or visiting www.sabceducation.co.za
1 December 2003