The AfroCine Project/Months of African Cinema/2021

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The Months of African Cinema is an annual writing contest which invites Wikimedians to contribute content about African cinema, theatre and arts to Wikimedia projects (specifically Wikipedia and Wikidata). Articles to be created include: African films, film industries, filmmakers, actors, stage performers, and so on. The term "African" in the context of this contest, include people of African descent from all over the world, which include the diaspora and the Caribbean.


This contest would be two-months long event, and would happen from 1st October 2021 to 30th November 2021.

Participating Countries[edit]

The project will be run at the continental level. However, national organizers may choose to host local trainings, workshops, prizes etc. If you intend to host specific events or lead local activities around this contest in your country, please list your chapter, your user group, or your name and country below. The AfroCine Project team would be in contact, and if you would need funding to run your activities, we would be available for guidance on your rapid grant request from the Wikimedia Foundation.

  1. Wikimedia User Group Nigeria- Contact person:Haylad
  2. Wikimedia Community Kenya - Contact Person User:Ms_Kabintie
  3. Wikimedia Rwanda - Contact Person User: Ndahiro derrick
  4. Igbo Wikimedians User Group - Contact person: Tochiprecious
  5. Wikimedia Community User Group Côte d'Ivoire- Contact person:Kahoutoure
  6. Wikimedia Community Arusha- Contact person:CaliBen
  7. Wiki Advocates Philippines - Contact person: Kunokuno

Participating Languages[edit]

If you are a member of a non-English language Wikipedia and you would love to organize this contest in your local language, please list your username and your Wikipedia language in this section. As a baseline, you should be willing to setup/translate your local landing page, coordinate communications on your local language Wikipedia/community and recruit users from your Wikipedia to join the contest's jury.

  1. [Language Wikipedia] - Contact person: [User:Username]
  1. Hausa Wikipedia - Contact person: Abubakar A Gwanki
  2. French Wikipedia - Contact person: BamLifa
  3. Central Bikol Wikipedia - Contact personː Kunokuno
  4. French Wikipedia - Contact person: WINEUR
  5. Spanish Wikipedia - (all countries) --Jalu (talk) 19:33, 9 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Igbo Wikipedia - Contact person: Tochiprecious
  7. French Wikipedia - Contact person: Kahoutoure--Kahoutoure (talk) 13:24, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]


If you'd love to volunteer as a jury member on the global team, please list your name here. Most of the Jury work would take place in January and into February 2022. Please make sure to be available to work an average of 2 hours per week during this period.

  1. sign your username...
  2. --BamLifa (talk) 05:22, 4 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Kahoutoure (talk) 13:29, 17 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Other Ways to Join Contest Organization[edit]

We welcome everyone to join this contest, whether you are African or not. Here are various ways you can help us in organizing this contest:

  • Let other people know about the contest. Forward our communications to your local Wikimedia community platforms (mailing lists, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, etc). Also follow our social media platforms and share our posts on the accounts to your friends. We are on:
  • Follow, monitor and help to fix errors on our landing pages on meta and/or Wikipedia. You can also help with translating our landing pages.
  • Help us to translate the Site Notice (as well as other relevant texts) into your languages.
  • Offer useful advice on how we can get best results from the contest.
  • Join our Facebook group and Telegram group to join in on our discussions, and also discover new ways to help!