StarTimes, in partnership with the Africa Movie Academy Awards, won the winners of the recently concluded StarTimes-AMAA Short Film Festival, popularly known as The Shorts.
Emerging filmmaker Enobong Nkata won the overall award for his work, ‘Mama’s Song’, and was awarded $ 3000, while Ghana’s Frank Dzikunu came out second with his film, ‘Sad Story of Kojo’, for $ 2000.
Frank Abasiekong has been named the runner-up for his crime video, ‘Room 10’, and was awarded $ 1000.
Ugandan, Edmond Tamali, won a special category of best film for his work ‘Ateker’ and was awarded a $ 1000 check.
Speaking at an event in Lagos during the week, Chief Executive Officer, StarTimes Nigeria, Alex Jian, said the event was about rewarding excellence, ingenuity, hard work and initiative, as well as providing a great platform for talented youth to thrive. their dreams.
He said, “During the process, we have seen great potential in the industry, and we are amazed at the many new content creators. They are loving, hardworking, and full of inspiration. ”
He promised that StarTimes would continue to support young Nigerian filmmakers. He said, “AMAA is committed to promoting the development of the film industry. Now, we join hands to support a new face. We are excited to partner with AMAA for this great cause, while continuing to bring new content to our viewers. ”
On the other hand, the founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, has expressed his delight in partnering with Startimes to reward young filmmakers.
Commenting on the significance of the awards, he said, “We need to clear the field for emerging and emerging artists. If we catch them small and organize them well, it will help us to have better films.