I am Africa Short Film Competition - Spotlights Filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa

15 January 2020

Content - Film

*LOS ANGELES — YouTube, in partnership with The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and The Africa Narrative at USC Norman Lear Center, announced the 48 semi-finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition — a competition to find new storytelling talent based in Sub-Saharan Africa. PAFF jurors have narrowed down more than 160 submissions from around the continent.

A special jury comprised of Stephanie Linus, Themba Sibeko, Funa Maduka, and Stacy Osei-Kuffor will pick three top winners to be flown to Los Angeles to participate in a day of workshops, production training and networking with the entertainment industry at YouTube Space LA as well as a red-carpet screening at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), which runs from February 13-23, 2020.


Through January 12, 2020, the entire global YouTube community will be able to view the selection of films here


Community support in the form of votes at the official voting page will decide which filmmaker will win the Audience Award, and also attend the PAFF in Los Angeles. Voting for the Audience Award runs now through midnight on January 12, 2020.


Without further ado, the 48 semi-finalists are listed below. Congratulations to each of the filmmakers on their accomplishments.

Read the full article on see the list of winners on Eurweb here