Kenya: Buni TV Offers Cash Prize for Top African Films

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Buni TV has partnered with three high-profile African film festivals, where they will be sponsoring a film award at each of the three festivals.

They are the Africa in Motion festival in Scotland, the Kenya International Film Festival and London's Film Africa. At KIFF, which started on Wednesday in Nairobi and running until November 2, Buni TV has offered a $500 (Sh42,500) cash award to the winner of the short film prize.

At AiM, taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow from October 25 to November 2, Buni TV and The Africa Channel will be handing out a joint £1,000 (Sh130,000) cash prize to the winner of the Short Film Competition.

And at Film Africa, the UK's largest annual festival of African cinema and culture which will take place from November 1 to 11 in London, Buni TV will be offering £500 (Sh65,000) to the winner of the Audience Award.

The vision of a "global Africa" also inspired Film Africa's selection, alongside other themes such as Elections and Democracy, Mama Africa, Spotlight on Sexualities, Sport, and Public Space and Citizen Journalism.

"Part of Buni TV's mission is to support and facilitate the growth of the African filmmaking industry," said Buni TV founder and CEO Marie Lora-Mungai. "By sponsoring these awards, we want to recognise and celebrate the talent of the new generation of African filmmakers that is quickly coming up the ranks."