Afrinolly Short Film Competition : View Short Listed films!


Ten finalists have emerged from the Afrinolly short film competition, having been subjected to the fiery screening flames fueled by the judges; Femi Odugbemi (head of the jury), Tunde Kelani, Franklin Leonard, Komla Dumor, Steven Markovitz, Obi Emelonye, Mahen Bonetti, Tambay Obenson, Bongiwe Selane, Akin Omotosho and Nmachi Jidenma.

This is by no means a small feat With over 400 entries in the race to win the prize money. Now the public can vote for their favourite short film or documentary on Voting closes on Sunday 19th January, 2014. A cash prize of $25,000 goes to the overall winners in both categories, while the first and second runners-up will receive $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. Winners will receive their cash awards at the award ceremony slated for Saturday 22nd February, 2014.

Below are the shortlisted films and documentaries:

Short Film Category
The Strangers – Ejim Fortune (Nigeria)
Everything Happens for a Reason – Florian Schott (Namibia)
10:10 – Gbenga Salu (Nigeria)
Blurred Lines – Benjamin Kent (Ghana)
Crimson – Your Cup Of Tea – Daniel Etim Effiong (Nigeria)
Busted – Frank Orji (South Africa)
Big Man – Julius Onah (USA)
In Iredu – Abiola Sobo (Nigeria)
Five – Akin Okunrinboye (USA)
Imodoye – Femi Omoluabi (Nigeria)

Documentary Category
Umalume – Ndud Shandu (South Africa)
British Nigerian Me – Dayo Adeneye (UK)
BIJOU Death Of A Cinema Hall – Ashraf Nayan (South Africa)
The Quest – Howard Bland (Zambia)
Free Inside – Amit Makan (South Africa)
Yellow Fever – Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya)
Awele’s Diary – Ronke Ogunmakin (Uk)
Blind Aspiration – Dapo Osinaike (Nigeria)
Creative Minds – Victor Okoye (Ukraine)
Mount Ephrem – Martial arts pioneer in Ethiopia – Garmamie (Canada)

what are you waiting for…start voting…

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