Out of the 16 films in competition at the 2015 Sembene Ousmane Film Prize, two Ghanaian movies has been nominated in the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which has selected films from 11 countries, USA, Brazil, Senegal, Madagascar, Ghana, Cameroon, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
The Ghanaian movies the nomination includes, “The Traveller” by Victoria Dogbe and “Kwaku” by Anthony Nti.
Fabrizio Colombo, the ZIFF Assistant Film Director International explains, “The awards are given to rewards the best short film producers and to encourage the young talent.”
The top three movies selected will be screened at the ZIFF 2015, which opens on July 18, and the new films screened in ZIFF 2016.
The 16 nominated films are:
Lesley: Victor Okoye Frank, USA / 15 min
O Canto da Iona: Thiago B. Mendonca, Brazil / 25 min
Maruna: Molly Kane, Senegal / 15 min
Aisaa’s Story: Iquo B Essien, USA / 15 min
Madama Esther: Luck Razanajaona, Madagascar / 15 min
The Traveller: Victoria Dogbe, Ghana / 9 min
Damaru: Agbor Obed, Cameroon / 24 min
Houkak: Younes Youfsi, Morocco / 17 min
Kwaku: Anthony Nti, Ghana / 16 min
Samaki Mchangani: Amil Shivji, Tanzania, 30min
Kilimo 2: Neema & Warren Reed, Tanzania / 6 min
Liberte Emprisonnee: Sara Mikayel, Senegal /16min
Soko Sonko: Ekwa Msangi, Kenya / 22 min
Uthando: Tulanana Bohela, South Africa, 20min
Grandma Knows Best: Tamara Dawit, Ethiopia, 16min
Vitrin, Regis Talia, Cameroon, 15min
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