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I AM AFRICA

SHORT FILM COMPETITION

YouTube, in partnership with The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and The Africa Narrative, launched a short film competition aimed at finding new storytelling talent based in Sub Saharan Africa.  PAFF's jurors and YouTube's global audience narrowed down more than 160 submissions from around the continent to 4 finalists.

The winners were flown to Los Angeles in February 2020 to participate in a day of workshops, production training and networking with the entertainment industry at YouTube Space LA as well as a red-carpet screening at the Pan African Film Festival, the largest black film festival in the United States. 


JURY AWARD WINNERS

EYELASH
Country: South Africa
Director: Mpendulo Myeni
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: When two childhood best friends fall in love they are too afraid to tell each other; blowing an eyelash becomes the only way to realize their wish.


MIRACLE
Country: South Africa
Director: Bongi Ndaba
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: A single mother on a quest for absolution travels from church to church seeking a miracle for her daughter who is afflicted with a mysterious disability


WHO KNOWS
Country: Kenya
Director: Nick Wambugu
Genre: Documentary
Synopsis: Six ambitious teenagers from the slums of Nairobi strive to succeed and make a better life for themselves through dance.


YOUTUBE AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

THE LETTER READER
Country: South Africa
Director: Sibusiso Khuzwayo
Genre: Coming-of-age
Synopsis: While struggling to adapt to a new environment, Siyabonga, a 12-year-old boy discovers the impact of reading letters to people. One day a letter with bad news lands in his hands

All the winners and semifinalist films can be viewed on YouTube.
Here's the correct link https://www.paff.org/forms/iamafrica/   to hyperlink with "YouTube"

 

© 2020 The Africa Narrative. Website by Alanna Bass.

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