Africa in Motion announces finalists for short film competition
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:31
Africa in Motion Film Festival is delighted to announce the final short lists of its annual
Short Film Competition. The short films will be screened on Monday 30 October 2017
in Edinburgh (at the Filmhouse) and on Tuesday 31 October 2017 in Glasgow (at the
University of Glasgow).
The festival has successfully run its annual Short Film Competition for the past ten
years. This year, the shortlist was selected from over 350 entries, a record in AiMs
The Competition is central to AiM's commitment to nurturing young African
filmmaking talent, and filmmakers who enter must not have previously made a
feature-length film. There is a cash prize of £500 awarded to the Jury winner,
sponsored by the Scottish Documentary Institute.
The selected films of the Short Film Competition are:
Tony Koros | Kenya 2017 | 12m | Swahili with English subtitles | 15
A pregnant woman in the Kenyan highlands decides to take drastic action when she
finds her husband passed out in front of their house yet again.
Walid Ayoub | Morocco 2017 | 23m | Arabic with English subtitles | 15
In order to enter a prestigious journalism contest Sami starts writing a report on
Abbas, an atypical killer he has known since childhood.
I Promise You
Mohamed Yargui | Algeria 2016 | 17m | Arabic with English subtitles | 15
On the rocky paths leading to his home town in Algeria, Allili descends into silence
unraveling feelings he has held onto since childhood.
Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia and Christophe Rolin | Senegal 2017 | 25m |
Wolof and French with English subtitles | 15
A Senegalese fisherman finds a Belgian passport on a beach in Dakar and decides to
use it. He soon crosses paths with NZibou, a wise man who measures the clouds and
questions the man about his search for identity.
Pascal Aka | Ghana 2016 | 11m | 15
Black Rose is an African film noire that explores the inner thoughts and feelings of a
restaurant manager, seeking for a personal escape.
The Dark Box
Yemi Jolaoso | Nigeria 2016 | 8m | 15
Fido is all too eager to put his one-minute time machine to use in winning the heart of
Kiki, until he discovers the unexpected consequences of his actions.
The Ant Queen
Leila Artese | Algeria 2016 | 15m | Arabic with English subtitles | 15
Amel, a 10-year-old girl, lives with her big sister Fatma and her grandmother. In the
harsh reality of everyday life she has to reinvent her world to escape the taboos
imposed on it. Her dream is to turn into queen ant to have the freedom to choose her