Who are the nominees for Mashariki Film Festival?

The list of nominees for the 4th edition of the annual Mashariki African Film Festival is out.
Delegates at the previous edition of Mashariki Africa Film Festival. Courtesy.
Delegates at the previous edition of Mashariki Africa Film Festival. Courtesy.

The list of nominees for the 4th edition of the annual Mashariki African Film Festival is out.

This year’s edition runs between March 25 and March 31 at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali).

The theme for this year is; “Value, Image and Identity.”

Aside from the main venue, the festival will also take film goers around Kigali, with screenings at the Century Cinema, Impact Hub (The Office), Cine Star, Maidon des Jeunes in Kimisagara, and the Goethe Institut.

Film entries at this year’s competition have been classified under two main categories; Competition and Panorama.

According to Tresor Senga, the festival founder and president, the festival is an annual cultural gathering that aims at bringing a wide selection of African films to an African audience.

“Mashariki African Film Festival consists of film screenings and rewarding Rwandan and African Filmmakers and empowering them through trainings offered by local and International specialized professionals. The festival promotes, advocates for and collaborates with other cultural events in different member states of the East African community,” he added.

Films under the Competition category will further be grouped under five sub-categories;

Rwandan Short Films, East African Short Films, African Short Fictions, African Documentaries, and African Feature Films.

The Panorama category features films from across the globe but with an Afrocentric storyline.

Below is the list of selected films:

RWANDAN SHORT FILMS:
A Place for Myself
Dusabejambo Clementine |21’45’’| Rwanda
Akarwa
YuhiAmuli |10’35’’| Rwanda
Imfura
Ishimwe Samuel | 36’19”| Rwanda
Pay Back
Dukundane James |7’20”| Rwanda

She Wasn’t Me
Sangwa Deus | 11’15”| Rwanda

Strength in Fear
Mutuyimana Ella |30’29’’| Rwanda

The Secret of Happiness
MutigandaWaNkunda |15’| Rwanda

Yes We Can
HabumugishaEmiel |10’| Rwanda

The Discord
Girishya Serge |5’22’’| Rwanda

AFRICAN DOCUMENTARIES:

Eve Kornou

Magdaleine Eyrankwashe | 14’43” | Ghana

Filles Bk
Francine Nyakabwa | 52’31’’| Rdc

Inflection
Minie Kumi | 15’10” | Ghana

Le Silence De Lydie
AissataOuarma |52’23” | Burkinafaso

Memory of Missionaries
Delphine Wil |55’36” | RDC

Oh!
BoitshokoJeremia |9’33” | Botswana

Place a La Revolution
Parfait Kabore|1h23’30’’ | Burkina Faso

Salt Water Survivors
Musembi Faith|23’38” | Kenya
Sur Le Chemin Des Phosphate
Malik El Manoug Mohammed Nadrami |1h25’46 | Morocco

Bounty
Shyaka Kagame |1h20’| Rwanda & Switzerland

TrésorTissé
Niyonsaba Mireille |26’45” | Burundi

Une Lettre A Paxy
TshoperKabambi |16’06” | DRC.

Who Am I
Kahiu Wanuri and Nick Redding | 30’15” | Kenya

PANORAMA

PANORAMA
A raging People

Frederic Ragny |49’14”| France and Burkina Faso

Accra Power

Sandra Krampellhuber and Andrea Verena Strasser | 48’48’’| Australia and Ghana

Burkinabe Rising

Iara Lee |1hr11’35”| Burkina Faso and Brazil

Cahier Africain

Heidi Specogna |1hr59’|Switzerland and Central Africa

Kayabike

MattiaTrabucchi | 44’36”| Italy and South Africa

Malgache d’Amérique

Alex B.Martin | 5’30”| Canada

AFRICAN SHORT FICTIONS:

AFRICAN SHORT FICTIONS:
A place for myself
Clementine Dusabejambo |21’45”| Rwanda

Black Spirit
ChakibTalebBandiab | 20’35”| Tunisia

Engulfed
KojoOwideru |7’06”| Ghana

Escape
Rim Nakhli | 15’44’’| Tunisia

Hands
Frank Lea MALLE |10’58”| Cameroun
Imfura
Ishimwe Samuel | 36’19”| Rwanda

Junkyard
Karima Guenouni | 17’14”| Morocco

Les escales de l’oubli
Jean Luc Sylvain Miheaye | 27’22”| Togo
Mama Bobo

IbrahimaSeydi& Robin Anderfinger | 16’26”| Senegal, Belgium & France
Mayi
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’asilveiraAjete | 14’03’’| Togo

One to one

HeniHnana |11’28”| Tunisia

One week two days
MarwaZein | 20’15”| Sudan

Refraction
BoussaberLahoucine | 05’25”| Morocco

Une peine à vivre
Omar Amroun | 15’47”| Morocco

 

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