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(BPRW) Best 20 Emerging Filmmakers Shortlisted For Netflix & UNESCO’s African Folktales, Reimagined Competitiveness

The shortlist is made up of a dynamic group of African creatives from across 13 nations around the world in the location

(Black PR Wire) LAGOS, Nigeria — Shortlisted candidates from 13 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa six winners will make quick movies that will premiere on Netflix (

Netflix and UNESCO are psyched to announce the 20 shortlisted candidates who will go forward in the remarkable limited movie competition ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’. What is much more – the high-quality of submissions received resulted in one further applicant remaining extra to the listing, producing it 21 filmmakers on the shortlist! The candidates had been picked subsequent a rigorous evaluation system by a wide-selection of marketplace professionals from across the continent who assessed more than 2080 purposes from throughout the continent in several languages. The shortlist contains a dynamic team of African creatives from across 13 nations in the location.

The  shortlisted filmmakers include (in no unique order): Nosa Igbinedion (Nigeria) Ebot Tanyi (Cameroon) Loukman Ali (Uganda) Tongryang Pantu (Nigeria) Walt Mzengi (Tanzania) Venance Soro (Côte d’Ivoire)Mark Wambui(Kenya) Volana Razafimanantsoa (Madagascar) Mohamed Echkouna (Mauritania) Nader Fakhry (Côte d’Ivoire) Anne Catherine Tchokonté (Cameroon) Mphonyana Mokokwe (Botswana) Anita Abada (Nigeria) Samuel Kanyama (Zambia) Machérie Ekwa-Bahango (Democratic Republic of Congo) Oprah Oyugi (Kenya) Ndiyathemba Modibedi (South Africa) Gcobisa Yako (South Africa) Akorede Azeez (Nigeria) Katya Aragão (São Tomé and Príncipe) and Voline Ogutu (Kenya). 

The 21 rising filmmakers will go on to the following phase of the competition the place they will be needed to pitch their stories to a judging panel comprising of the mentors Nigeria’s Femi Odugbemi, South Africa’s Bongiwe Selane, Leila Afua Djansi from Ghana, David Tosh Gitonga from Kenya, and Jean Luc Herbulot from Congo as properly as associates from Netflix and UNESCO who will act as guides in the method. The panel will pick out the remaining 6 filmmakers who will acquire a production grant of US$75,000 (as a result of a local generation organization) to establish, shoot and write-up-develop their films beneath the guidance of Netflix and business mentors to be certain everybody included in the manufacturing is fairly compensated. Each of the 6 winners will also receive $25,000.

“Congratulations to those people who have been shortlisted! They should all be proud of the excellent of their do the job. This level of competition showcases the remarkable cultural richness that Africa has to supply that we want to share with people today all in excess of the world, as Africa is a precedence for UNESCO.” – Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO Assistant Director-Common for Tradition. 

Introducing to UNESCO’s congratulatory message, Ben Amadasun, Netflix Director of Content material in Africa siad, “We also want to thank our panel of unbiased business professionals who undertook the mammoth process to browse over 2080 programs till they observed 21 sturdy submissions! The reaction from all the aspiring filmmakers who took time to post their application also proves that there is certainly a prosperity of storytelling prospective and expertise in Africa and we at Netflix are fired up to be section of this journey for much more talented new voices to share their tales with the world.”

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We are the United Nations Instructional, Scientific and Cultural Firm. In 2021, UNESCO posted The African Movie Marketplace: Traits, Difficulties and Prospects for Progress the initial complete mapping of Africa’s film and audiovisual industries. In 2022 UNESCO will convene the International Mondiacult Convention on Cultural Procedures and Enhancement, in Mexico.

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