She was presented with the award at a ceremony held in Kampala on Sunday 13 May 2007.
Makda will also make a trip to Belgium to attend a film festival, courtesy of Africalia Belgium.
The Winning Film titled, Acquitted was from an original idea and directed by Makda and scripted, filmed, edited and produced by her classmates, all of whom were first year students at MoFORCE Training for Television and Film, last year. This is a remarkable achievement for first year students and creates hope for
the development of storytellers in East Africa.
The Jury Awarded praised the film for: The challenging theme, translated it into a riveting story; for employing good direction to get the most out of the main actor and technical crew.
The class of 2006, known as MoFORCE 9, entered three short films into the competition and the film Boulevard of Broken Dreams, by Brian Kyallo was given one of only two Jury Commendations at Amakula Kampala International Film Festival.
MoFORCE Training for Television and Film is a project of The Mohamed Amin Foundation and is currently celebrating its 10th year of successful training in Africa.
The Mohamed Amin Foundation has three main projects: MoFORCE Training for Television and Film: A 10-year old training centre that teaches all aspects of television and film production. HATUA: A nationally televised, a multi-camera, TV talk show with 2 hosts, live band and audience participation. Now in its 2nd TV season. Polar meets Solar: An International Student Cultural Exchange and Short Film Workshop. Now preparing to host its 10th exchange in Pune, India between Kenya, Finland and India.
The Mohamed Amin Foundation is supported by OSIEA; Finland: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nairobi Embassy; Amin Family; Al Jazeera International; BBC; Bloomberg TV; CNN International; Ford Foundation; Maisha Foundation; OSI:Network Media; Reuters Foundation.