The Occasion is structured to encourage younger and promising filmmakers on the African continent by delivering a larger platform for gifted youthful individuals to realize success.
The competition has shortlisted in excess of 200 limited movies. Selected from above 500 entries throughout Africa, the short films ended up aired each day on the ST Nollywood Moreover channel on StarTimes at 8 pm. The spend-tv firm has also extra the movies on the StarTimes-ON mobile app to run through the pageant time period.
Not long ago in June, StarTimes, in partnership with The Africa Film Academy Awards (AMAA), rewarded exceptional short filmmakers across Africa. Held in Lagos, the award ceremony had business specialists in attendance, together with Femi Odugbemi, Tunde Kelani, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe of AMAA, Femi Adebayo, together with StarTimes staff led by CEO, Alex Jian, and content Director, Viki Liu.
Edmond Tawale from Uganda emerged winner of the special prize for a documentary with the film titled Ateker. Edmond acquired prize dollars of $1000.
The remarkable brief film winners are Frank Abasiekong from Nigeria as 2nd runner-up for his small movie titled Room 10 Frank Dzikonu from Ghana as 1st runner-up for his animation movie titled Sad Tale of Kojo whilst Enobong Nkanta from Nigeria emerged as the winner for his small movie titled Mama’s Tune. The 2nd runner-up received $1000, the 1st runner-up bought $2000 and a cellular mobile phone when the winner acquired $3000 and a laptop.
Talking at the Award ceremony, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, Founder of AMAA reported, “I’m delighted with this initiative to reward our young filmmaker and satisfied with the synergy StarTimes is getting with the film field. Filmmakers want to comprehend the course of action of filmmaking.
We approached StarTimes for partnership and StarTimes is inclined to aid us nurture these resourceful people. We have to obvious the phase for young and future filmmakers. If we catch them youthful and construction them properly, it will help the advancement of possessing superior films currently being manufactured alongside the way.”
Also talking, the CEO of StarTimes, Alex Jian reported, “We are listed here to award excellence, creativeness, tricky do the job, and originality. It’s our objective to provide a even larger system for gifted young persons to realize success on their dream roads. StarTimes has been deeply engaged with Nollywood given that very last calendar year, commencing with the generation of Ile Alayo Time 1, a fantastic operate directed by our pal and ambassador Femi Adebayo.
All through the approach, we observed the great likely of the full business, and we are amazed by numerous young content creators. They are passionate, hardworking, and comprehensive of inspiration.
As a Spend-Tv set system rooted in Africa, StarTimes aims at providing the finest content to its viewers. And we are incredibly eager to assist content material creators in all kinds of approaches for the reason that when they grow, the market grows if they thrive, we triumph.”