Content News - In Brief
- On November 12, 2012, Kenyan sensation Nairobi Half Life was announced the winner of the Buni TV-sponsored Audience Award at the Film Africa festival’s closing ceremony in London on Sunday. The film, which played twice to sold-out theaters at Film Africa, was chosen by the London audience among 70 other films showing at the festival to receive the £1,000 cash prize. The award was handed out by Buni TV CEO Marie Lora-Mungai. “Buni TV is thrilled to be handing out the Film Africa Audience Award to Tosh and Nairobi Half Life. It is a fantastic film, very Kenyan and yet loved by audiences around the world…". The Film Africa Audience Award was one of three prizes recently sponsored by pan-African video-streaming service Buni TV (www.buni.tv). At the Africa in Motion film festival in Scotland, Buni TV and The Africa Channel handed out the Best Short Film prize to Zambian filmmaker Rungano Nyoni’s Mwanza The Great, and Robinson Njenga’s film Kenji was the winner of the Buni TV Best East African Film Award at the Kenya International Film Festival in Nairobi.
- South African film "Zambezia", has been scheduled to screen in California for one week The film is currently performing well internationally, having been on the top 10 of Russian box office, outperforming big releases like ParaNorman, Cars, Incredibles, Shrek, Ice Age, Happy Feet and Finding Nemo.
- The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000. MTN, Blackberry, iRep, Goethe Institut and Google, as the social media partner, are supporting the competition.