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Hillywood 2012 Silverback Awards: Winning movies

1. Hillywood Award 

(a). Lyiza – Clementine Dusabejambo (21 min)

(b). Shema – Kayambi Musafiri  (17 min)

(c). Kivuto – Poupoune Sesonga  (8 min)

(d). Darkness in my heart – Gahizi Ganza Dieudone  (14 min)

(e). Beyond the sight  – Sonia Uwimbabazi   (25 min) : WINNER!!!!

(f). Voice from Rwanda – Africa Channel (24 min)

(g). Please – Faustin Nyiyagena  (8 min)

2. East Africa Award

(a). Aphrodite – Charles J. Ouda  (21 min)

(b). White & Black, Crimes of Color –Jean-Francois Méan (58 min)

(c). Kahua – Mutahi Nueru    (15 min)

(d). A small Act – Jennifer Arnold   (88 min): WINNER!!!

3. Best Documentary Film

(a). Foreign – Miriam Fassbender    (92 min)

(b). Sunday in Brazzaville – Enric Bach   (51 min)

(c). Sibi, l’ame du violon – Michel K. Zongo  (38 min)

(d). Bons Baisers de la colonie – Nathalie Borgers   (74 min) : WINNER!!!

(e). Rwanda 17 Healing of a Nation – von Planta  (63 min)

(f). The City of photographers – Sebastián Moreno (80 min)

(g). A small Act – Jennifer Arnold   (88 min)

(h). The education of Auma Obama – BRANWEN OKPAKO  (80 min)

4. Best Feature Film

(a). Cloud Nine – Andreas Dresen  (100 min)

(b). Mr Nobody – Jaco Van Dormael   (140 mins) : WINNER!!!

(c). The First Grader – Justin Chadwick  (99 min)

(d). Bardsongs – Sander Francken  (94 min)

(e). Jozi  – Craig Freimond   (101 min)

(f). Whisky with Vodka – Andreas Dresen  (104 min)

5. Best Short Film

(a). Unfarewell – Ainhoa Menendez   (16 min) : WINNER!!!

(b). Vendetta – Leo Dehaan   (14 min)

(c). Red Shoes – Lorenzo Recio   (8 min)

(d). Pizzangrillo – Marco GianfredaPlwase  (15 min)

(e). Kivuto – Poupoune Sesonga   (8 min) : SPECIAL MENTION!!!

(f). Tête à tête – Virginie Boda   (18 min)

(g). Covariance – Dawn Westlake  (13 min)

(h). Last kiss in Rome – Carla Vadell  (19 min)

6. Best Director

(a). Justin Chadwick (The First Grader)

(b). Jaco Van Dormael (Mr Nobody) : WINNER!!!

(c). Nathalie Borgers (Bons Baisers de la colonie)

(d). Sander Francken (Bardsongs)

(e). Craig Freimond (Jozi)

(f). Andreas Dresen (Whisky with Vodka)

7. Resilience Award

(a). Justice for Sale – Femke van Velzen  (83 min) : WINNER!!!

(b). Lyiza – Clementine Dusabejambo  (21 min)

(c). Shema – Kayambi Musafiri   (17 min)

(d). Waramutseho –  Kouemo Yaghu Auguste (23 min)

(e). Darkness in my heart –  Gahizi Ganza Dieudonne (14 min)

(f). Waramutseho – Kouemo Yanghu Auguste  ( 23 min)

(g). Rwanda 17 Healing of a Nation – von Planta  (63 min)

8. Best Audience Award

(a). The First Grader – Justin Chadwick  (99 min) : WINNER!!!

(b). Sunday in Brazzaville – Ernic Bach & Adria Mones   (51 mins)

(c). Whisky with Vodka – Andreas Dresen

(d). Mr Nobody – Jaco Van Dormael

(f). Educating Obama – Branwen Okpako

9. Out of Africa: Films on Africa

(a). Shooting Freetown – Kieran Hanson   (29 min)

(b). Sunday in Brazzaville – Ernic BACH & Adria MONES  (51 mins): WINNER!!!

(c). Justice for Sale – Femke van Velzen  (83 min)

(d). The First Grader – Justin Chadwick (99 min)

(e). White & Black, Crimes of Color –Jean-Francois Méan  (58 min)

10. Rwanda as seen around the World

(a). Waramutseho –  Kouemo Yaghu Auguste  (23 min)

(b). Rwanda 17 Healing of a Nation – von Planta  (63 min) : WINNER!!!

Special thanks to the MEMBERS OF THE JURY

1. Kennedy MAZIMPAKA

2. Peter BENETT

3. Guido HUYSMANS (president jury)

4. Sonia UWIMBABAZI

5. Kevin GATETE

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Call for Entries: Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-2012

Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-2012, Delhi

Festival Date: 07 Oct 2012 Regular Entry Deadline: 15 Sept 2012

To participate follow: www.miniboxoffice.com/submitmovie.aspx

Entries open for Students & Professionals categories:

Submit your Short Films, Animations, Documentaries & Music Videos

Call for teams to participate in-

Filmmakers Premier League (FPL)

5ShiftsFilmProject- Make a short film in just 5 Shifts.

21DaysAnimationProject- Make an animation movie in just 21 days

For more information write us at info@miniboxoffice.com

Team Miniboxoffice

Film Festival Division


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Call for APPLICATIONS: Six Scholarships in Filmmaking…

Africa United

KWETU Film Institute in collaboration with Pathé, the UK-based producers of the sensation film ‘Africa United’ invites applications to three months scholarship in Cinematography and Editing. Six successful candidates will be enrolled to the KWETU Film Institute during the next intake scheduled for 17th September 2012.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter in English, with your profile explaining who you are and what you do. Most importantly, explain why you are the best candidate for this training.

Application deadline

All applications must reach us by 4th September 2012 following which the successful candidates will be notified by 10th September 2012. Please include your full time telephone contacts. Basic knowledge in TV and Video production will be an added advantage.

The training will be conducted in English and Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

All application should be sent to info@kwetufilminstitute.com. Alternatively, you can drop your application to our offices, Estate 2020 Gaculiro, Benjamina Street Opposite #18

You may circulate this information to your fellow colleagues or friends interested in media industry that would benefit from this course.

NB: The selection is by merit and only deserving students will access the scholarships.

For more information call 0722306480, 0785217946

NB: This scholarships comes courtesy of ‘Africa United’!


Screening of the Silver Back Award Winning Films

The Rwanda Film Festival invites you to the screening the  Silver Back Award – winning films at the KWETU Residence Inn. It’s located within Estate 2020 Gaculiro Benjamina street opposite gate #18.

SATURDAY: 1st September 2012

“FIRST GRADER”

The first grader by Justin Chadwick/Feature, 99’, Kenya

Synopsis:

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school.  He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life.  He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied – even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.

Moved by his passionate plea, head teacher Jane Obinchu (Naomie Harris), supports his struggle to gain admission and together they face fierce opposition from parents and officials who don’t want to waste a precious school place on such an old man.

Full of vitality and humour, the film explores the remarkable relationships Maruge builds with his classmates some eighty years his junior. Through Maruge’s journey, we are taken back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier where Maruge fought for the freedom of his country, eventually ending up in the extreme and harsh conditions of the British detention camps.

Main Feature starts at 7PM

ENTRANCE FEE: 2,500RWF per person – PLUS ONE FREE DRINK 

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WEDNESDAY: 5th September 2012

Shooting FREETOWN

WEDNESDAY: 5th September 2012

Synopsis:

Directed by Kieran Hanson, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music in the nation’s capital, facing the constant struggles with vision and resourcefulness. By incorporating collaborative video projects, their stories give a fresh image of post-war Freetown – presented to the world through their own lens.’

My final film was, ‘Shooting Freetown, a film which combines director’s observational and collaborative music/drama projects to explore the emerging creative arts industry in Sierra Leone.

He intends to continue in filmmaking and Visual Anthropology, as well as returning to Sierra Leone in the near future.

Main Feature is at 7PM

ENTRANCE FEE: 2,500RWF per person – PLUS ONE FREE DRINK 


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at doing what I SHOULD be doing…

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little tactic may be enough to accelerate your success!

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Chevrolet : MOFILM London Video Contest

Chevrolet is combining forces with Manchester United – Football’s most globally recognized team – to expose one of the most passionately shared moments for any fan worldwide! They’re looking to capture the emotion, the rituals, the last minute traditions of that minute before kick-off – from all around the world.

For the London contest they are looking for films that capture the preparations, the ‘getting ready’, the energy, devotion and team work that fuels this last minute flame of anticipation.

To find out more, download the brief! The winners will be flown to London to experience the city and it’s fans for themselves!
Click here for more details


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September 2012 Intake

KWETU Film Institute (KFI) is a center of academic excellence for exploring new kinds of communication, cultural expression, and regional civic engagement, through cinematic education and training, including programs in film, television and mobile, as well as supporting programs in the performing arts. KFI provide East Africa with a holistic, sustainable and internationally recognized media training facility.

During the next five years, KFI expects to enroll approximately two thousand students who will be exposed to all the important aspects of cinematic media creation. With practitioner instructors, experts in various fields of media, KFI will offer professional, hands on media training programs founded upon on solid academic criterion.

The training is aimed at professionalizing the craft of filmmaking. This will be actualized by providing instructions to filmmaking students in various departments by professional filmmakers, as well as the realization of a quality short film as an on the job training that conveys filmmaking in practice.

KWETU Film Institute hands-on training enables the participants to learn how to make a film on their own and enhances their cinematographic and creative know-how.
We at KWETU look life a little differently than most people. We see moments captured through the lens of a camera and the glow of a spotlight. We watch people in moments of desire, love, pain, sorrow and hope…’

If you want to be part of our team, if you have the heart and determination to put yourself out there and expose your passion, we welcome you! Turn your passion for films into a career.

REGULAR CALL FOR APPLICATION
KWETU Film Institute invites applications to three-months training course in digital filmmaking.

The next intake course commences by on 17th September 2012 and will be taught by industry professionals.
We offer the following departments of study

Camera, Editing, Acting, Script writing, Sound, Light, Directing and production.
Express your unique talents and creativity at the
KWETU Film Institute!

Why train at the KWETU Film Institute?
Individual training with qualified mentors, both visiting and local
Quality hands on training with flexible timings
The school is accredited by Rwanda ministry of education.
It’s one of its kinds in east and Central Africa.
We offer scholarship opportunities to deserving needy students.

The trainee graduate with relevant government grade test certificates.
“Building your career is our goal”

How to apply,

Click here to download application form and send it to our email address indicated below

Email:info@kwetufilminstitute.com
Registration Fees: 20.000Rwf (40$)
Tuition Fees: 300.000Rwf (500$)

NB: Applicant must have a strong interest in building a career in film industry.

SCHOLARSHIPS

KFI in collaboration with the Rwanda Cinema Centre invites applications to three months scholarship in digital filmmaking. Five successful candidates will be enrolled during our next intake scheduled for September, 2012.

How to Apply

Submit a complete application in English, including a script and a story line. The application is individual and we cannot accept team applications. The script should be professionally written, correct format. Use of celtx software is highly advised and should be approximately 15 minutes long.

Application deadline

All applications must reach us by 31st August, 2012 following which the successful candidates will be notified by 10th September, 2012. Please include your full time telephone contacts. Basic knowledge in TV and Video production will be an added advantage.

The training will be conducted in English and Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.
All application should be sent to info@kwetufilminstitute.com. Alternatively, you can drop your application to our offices, Estate 2020 Gaculiro, Benjamina Street Opposite #18

You may circulate this information to your fellow colleagues or friends interested in media industry that would benefit from this course.

NB: The selection is by merit and only deserving students will access the scholarships.

For more information call 0722306480, 0785217946

Click here to download the application form