Afrinolly Film Competition: VoD partnership with Buni TV


Following the outstanding success of its first edition, Nigerian mobile app Afrinolly recently announced the commencement of its second Afrinolly Short Film Competition. Launched in November 2012, the competition recorded over 500 entries worldwide with eventual winners in the short film and documentary categories receiving prizes totaling $100,000.

Submission of entries for the second Afrinolly Short Film Competition opened online on Sunday, September 1st 2013 and closes on Saturday, November 30th 2013. Potential submissions should not exceed 15 minutes and all films not in English are encouraged to have English subtitles.

As occurred with the first edition, third place winners in both Short film and Documentary film categories will be rewarded with $5,000 each, second place takes $10,000 while the first prize winners will each receive $25,000.

This year, Afrinolly is partnering with Buni TV to help promote the competition to East African filmmakers. “Buni TV and Afrinolly share a strong commitment to support new African film talents,” said Buni TV CEO Marie Lora-Mungai. “We would like to encourage filmmakers from across the continent, and especially from Kenya and East Africa, to take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase their work.”

The winners will see their films distributed on both Afrinolly and Buni TV.

Joining this year's panel of judges are South African film and TV producer Steven Markowitz (Pumzi, Viva Riva!), Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor of the BBC and Cameroon's Tambay Obenson, editor of film blog Shadow and Act.

Dumor, Markowitz and Obenson join last year's jury members such as veteran documentary maker Femi Odugbemi, renowned filmmakers Tunde Kelani and Obi Emelonye, Hollywood writer/producer and curator of The Black List Franklin Leonard, TV Content producer Bongiwe Selane, filmmaker Akin Omotosho, Mahen Bonetti of the New York African Film Festival and Nmachi Jidenma blogger and founder of Celebrating Progress Africa (CP-Africa).

The Afrinolly Short Film Competition is organized by Afrinolly, developers of the Afrinolly mobile app. Since its creation in 2011, the app has been downloaded by over 3 million users worldwide. Afrinolly remains at the forefront of maximizing technology and mobile options for viewing and distributing Africa-generated entertainment.

More information on the Short Film Competition and other Afrinolly projects is available here; on Twitter @Afrinolly and on GooglePlus

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