The Foundation’s Sandscribe Institute is currently running courses in Addis which were created by our American faculty and administered by our in-country staff. We are planning the next teaching trip using guest US faculty and filmmakers who donate their time and energy to Sandscribe.

Below are our short- and long-term objectives to develop Sandscribe’s services.

Short-term Objectives

  • Expand teaching personnel and curricula to create a full and diverse program
  • Purchase filmmaking equipment for classroom/student use
  • Build and equip permanent facilities for media production
  • Develop endowments for need-based scholarships

Long-term Objectives

  • Facilitate student/faculty exchanges with film programs abroad
  • Develop exhibition networks through community festivals and theaters
  • Develop festivals, workshops, and joint-venture productions in which international filmmakers teach, collaborate, and network with students
  • Offer community-outreach programs to stimulate civic dialogue and economic development
  • Develop related enterprises for long-term sustainability (ie: a globally competitive sound stage for rent, film crew and acting talent rosters, and a network of community cinemas, et al)
  • Establish an accredited film school recognized by the Ethiopian educational system

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