Last year, Wikimedia Tunisia participated in the Carthage film festival, where we took
many photos of the many african artists and film-makers who were present. The only problem
is that we could not identify them later as we don't know them all.
It would be great if you can check the photos here and update the names in the photos in
which you recognize the artists, so that onces writing events happen, editors can
integrate these photos in their articles.
Here is the category's
Good luck with all your events.
User: Kawayashu Le samedi 28 septembre 2019 à 21:17:18 UTC+1, Fawaz TAIROU
<fawaz.tairou(a)gmail.com> a écrit :
I would like to organize this contest in Benin. I’ve already listed my name in the
coordinators page and I plan to organize one or two IRL events. Is there any template I
can use to add my events in the AfroCine In-Person Events section  please ?
Le 24 sept. 2019 à 18:19, Sam Oyeyele <samoye_(a)hotmail.com> a écrit :
Apologies for cross-posting. After a successful first iteration of the “Months of African
Cinema” last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year,
starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles
were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and
Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the
contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in
different parts of the world.
The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called "The AfroCine
Project", which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history,
works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts
of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant
on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your
country or community, please list your name in the coordinators page here. The rapid
grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case
you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this
event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to
talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also
contact me directly for any clarifications.
Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These
1. Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local
communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
2. Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing
relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this
3. MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We
need as many people as we can get :).
4. Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also
analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who
can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.
If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been
mentioned, please contact me directly.
If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me
personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpages.
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