By Irene Gaitirira
Published September 29, 2015
Films from Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Lesotho have been shortlisted for the Short and the Documentary Film competitions of 10th Africa in Motion Scotland African Film Festival (October 23-November 1, 2015).
Filmmakers of African nationality were invited to submit short films of no longer than 30 minutes and documentaries of 30 minutes or more, completed after 2013. Both competitions aim at supporting young and emerging filmmakers from Africa.
For each competition, the winner will be selected by a jury after all the films have been screened in Edinburgh and Glasgow cities. The winner will receive a cash prize of £500. An Audience Choice Award will also be attributed for each competition and will be announced at the end of the festival.
The films selected for the Short Film Competition are: Mémoiresanachroniquesou le couscous du vendredi midi (Thank God It’s Friday) by Asmae El Moudir, Morocco/France, 2014; Maman(s) (Mother(s)) by Maïmouna Doucouré, Senegal/France, 2015; MoulLkelb (The Man With a Dog) by Kamal Lazraq, Morocco/France, 2014; Trash Cash by Muzahura Wilberforce Musasizi, Uganda, 2014; Rabie Chetwy (Wintry Spring) by Mohamed Kamel, Egypt, 2014; Women in the Dark by Shameelah Khan, South Africa, 2014 and Helm El Mash-had (The Dream of a Scene) by Yasser Shafiey, Egypt, 2014.
Those selected for the Documentary Film Competition are La Sirène de Faso Fani (The Siren of Faso Fani) by Michel K. Zongo, France/Burkina/Qatar/Germany, 2015; Troopship Tragedy by Marion Edmunds, South Africa, 2014; Moug (Waves) by Ahmed Nour, Egypt, 2013; Pirates of Salé by Rosa Rogers and Merieme Addou, Morocco, 2014; The Turtle’s Song: A Moroccan Revolution by Jawad Rhalib, Morocco/Belgium, 2013; and Coming of Age by Teboho Edkins, South Africa/Lesotho/Germany, 2015.
Africa in Motion’s annual Short Film Competition has been running for eight years, with more than 120 entries submitted in 2015.
The Documentary Film Competition was launched for the 2015 edition of the festival that was founded by Scotland-based South African film scholar, Lizelle Bisschoff.