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Africa in Motion Announces Finalists for Short Film and Documentary Competition


- 11 Septembre 2016 modifié le 11 Septembre 2016 - 13:23


Africa in Motion Announces Finalists for Short Film and Documentary Competition
Africa in Motion Film Festival is delighted to announce the final short lists of its annual Short Film Competition and Documentary Film Competition. The short films will be screened on Monday 31 October in Edinburgh (at the Filmhouse) and on Tuesday 1 October in Glasgow (at the University of Glasgow). The documentaries will be screened on Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 November in Edinburgh (at the Edinburgh College of Art) and on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November in Glasgow (at the Centre for Contemporary Arts).

The selected films of the Short Film Competition are:

The Suit Dir. (Jarryd Coetsee, South Africa, 2016)

The Purple House (Selim Gribaa, Tunisia 2014)

The Call of Trung (Regragui Hicham, Morocco, 2015)

Lost in Transmission (Jasyn Howes, South Africa, 2015)

Rod Zegwi Dan Pikan (Azim Moollan, Mauritius, 2015)

I will die and go to my father (Diek Grobler, South Africa, 2014)

An ordinary blue monday (Naomi van Niekerk, South Africa, 2014)

Early Autumn (Jac Hamman, South Africa, 2014)

The selected films of the Documentary Film Competition are:

The Boers at the End of the World (Richard Finn Gregory, South Africa, 2015)

Red Ochre - the Last Guards of the Holy Fire (Tim Drabandt & Fanon Kabwe, Germany/ Nambia, 2016)

Aji-Bi (Raja Saddiki, Morocco, 2015)

Nobody's Died Laughing (Willem Oelofsen, South Africa, 2016)

Action Kommandant (Nadine Angel Cloete, South Africa, 2016)

Africa in Motion’s annual Short Film Competition has been successfully running for nine years, with more than 200 entries submitted this year. The Documentary Film Competition was launched for the first time in the 2015 edition of the festival. Filmmakers of African nationality were invited to submit short films of no longer than 30 minutes and documentaries of 30 minutes or more, completed after 2014. Both competitions aim at supporting young and emerging filmmakers from Africa.

For each competition, the winner will be selected by a jury of high profile international film practitioners and announced immediately after the screenings, and will receive a prize money of £500 (sponsored by African Movie Channel and the Scottish Documentary Institute). An Audience Choice Award will also be attributed for each competition and will be announced at the end of the festival.