Yellow Fever, by Kenyan artist and filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii has been shortlisted for the Afrinolly short film competition! Yellow Fever won the Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Short at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Student Film at the Underexposed Film Festival YC, and a Special Mention at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.
This is the first time it is available to watch online in full for free, ALL 7 minutes of rotoscoping, hand-drawn animation, pixilation and dancing! The film stands the chance to win, $5000 (3rd place) $10,000 (2nd place) and $25,000 (1st place).
Voting ends on Sunday 19th of January.
All you need to do is:
-Log in using your google+ or Facebook ID (the more the merrier!)
-Yellow Fever is in the Documentary category and you can vote there.
This is the first time Yellow Fever is available to watch online in full for free, ALL 7 minutes of rotoscoping, hand-drawn animation, pixilation, dancing, sweat and blood!!
After a rigorous exercise of screening and pruning by the panel of Judges, the organisers of the Afrinolly Short Film Competition announced a shortlist of ten (10) finalists each in the contest’s Short Film and Documentary categories with over 400 entries received from 16 countries (Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, UK, Namibia, Tanzania, Ghana, USA, South Africa, Zambia, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Ukraine and Cameroon) over the 3 months submissions were open. Shorts exceeding the stated time-frame and other such entries that were not in compliance with the Competition rules were screened out.
The finalists – 10 each from the short film and documentary categories – were selected on the basis of the narrative’s imagination and originality, the plot’s ability to attract and retain the viewer’s attention, clarity of purpose and an overall professional impression. Other criteria for selection included having adept mastery of technical aspects i.e. sound quality, costume, acting, screenplay, editing, lighting and camera work.
These successful films are now online for the public to view and vote for their favourite. To vote for your favourite short film and documentary, go here. Voting ends on Sunday 19th January, 2014. Winners in the Afrinolly Short Film Competition will be announced online on Monday, 20th January, 2014.Winners will be awarded at an exclusive Afrinolly Awards event in Lagos on Saturday 22nd February, 2014.
The Afrinolly Short Film Competition is aimed at digitally showcasing African cinema talent and providing a platform to foster a new generation of African content and make same available online. It is supported by MTN, Cote Ouest Audiovisuel, IREP and Goethe Institut. Afrinolly is proud to announce new additions to the Jury. Joining this year’s panel of judges are South African film and TV producer Steven Markowitz, Ghanaian journalist Komla Dumor of the BBC and Cameroon’s Tambay Obenson, editor of film blog Shadow and Act.
Markowitz recently produced the short film anthology Africa Metropolis, which featured short films from African cities like Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg. Steven Markowitz, whose projects regularly feature at international films festivals like Cannes, Berlin and Rotterdam, has also worked on outstanding African films like Wanuri Kahui‘s award-winning sci-fi short Pumzi and Congolese director Djo Munga’s Viva Riva!.
Komla Dumor is a correspondent and newscaster with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Dumor also anchors the BBC’s Focus on Africa, a weekly TV magazine show documenting stories from all across Africa. Obenson, a filmmaker and writer, runs Shadow and Act, his personal blog on the IndieWire website. It is one of the most popular references to African and African cinema worldwide.
The Afrinolly Short Film Competition is organized by Afrinolly, developers of the award-winning 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.
*Since publishing this post, it has since been announced that Komla Dumor has sadly passed away*