Covid-19 tales dominate the 9 one-minute movie entries from East Africa competing for €26,000 ($31,585) in prizes on the inaugural Cell Movie Pageant contest between February 17 and March 17.
The movies, plus 5 others, are amongst 51 entries from 23 international locations, together with Nigeria, Cameroon and the DRC.
The Grand Prize Africa can be value €10,000 ($12,150). There can be two French-speaking movie awards value €500 ($607.50) every, unique music rating €2,500 ($337.50), documentary movie €2,000 ($2,430) and African feminine director award €1,500 ($1,823).
The organisers can even help the winners by way of a €9,000 ($10,937) programme of grants for creation — 18 awards value €500 ($607.5o) every for manufacturing aids. “The aim of those grants is to allow the winners to make a movie with skilled means within the following 12 months,” stated the organisers.
The entries cowl ladies, ecology, human rights, and historical past amongst others and can be found with subtitles in French, English and Arabic at www.mobilefilmfestival.africa, YouTube, Fb, Instagram, and Twitter.
Kenya leads with 5 entries, adopted by Nigeria, Cameroon and the DRC — all with 4 entries. Burundi has two; Uganda and Rwanda have one every.
The climax can be an awards ceremony in Tunis in affiliation with the French embassy and French Institute from March 23-25.
Winners can be chosen by an eminent jury composed primarily of administrators: Blick Bassy (Cameroonian musician), Hilda Dokubo (Nigerian actress), Obi Emelonye (Nigerian director), Joël Karekezi (Rwandan director), Ismahane Lahmar (Tunisian director and screenwriter).
Since 2005, the Cell Movie Pageant has found and promoted new movie abilities. The Pageant Africa is an official occasion of the Africa2020 Season, which is at present being organised in France and goals to showcase African innovation in arts, sciences, know-how, entrepreneurship and economic system to the French public.