AMAA Short Film Festival: Startimes presents awards to winners

StarTimes, in partnership with the Africa Movie Academy Awards, has rewarded winners of the just concluded StarTimes-AMAA Short Film Festival, popularly known as The Shorts.

A budding filmmaker, Enobong Nkata, received the all round prize for her do the job, ‘Mama’s Song’, and was awarded $3000, although Frank Dzikunu from Ghana emerged the first runner-up with his animation titled, ‘Sad Story of Kojo’, and carted away $2000.

Frank Abasiekong was declared the second runner-up for his criminal offense online video, ‘Room 10’, and was rewarded with $1000.

An Ugandan, Edmond Tamali, gained the special class of the very best documentary with his do the job ‘Ateker’ and was presented a cheque of $1000.

Talking at the celebration held in Lagos during the 7 days, the Main Executive Officer, StarTimes Nigeria, Alex Jian, said that the celebration was to reward excellence, creativeness, tricky get the job done and originality, and to deliver a more substantial system for proficient young persons to attain their dreams.

He said, “During the procedure, we found the good likely of the marketplace, and we are stunned by many youthful written content creators. They are passionate, really hard-operating and complete of inspiration.”

He pledged that StarTimes will proceed to support youthful Nigerian filmmakers. He reported, “AMAA has been devoted to encouraging the advancement of the film market. Now, we are joining arms to support new faces. We are honoured to be operating with AMAA on this stunning result in, although we preserve bringing refreshing new content material to our audience.”

On her section, AMAA’s founder, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, expressed joy around the synergy with Startimes to reward youthful filmmakers.

Speaking on the value of the awards, she reported, “We have to obvious the stage for young and up-and-coming artistes. If we capture them younger and composition them correctly, it will in fact assist us to have much better films.”

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