Netflix & UNESCO unveil shortlist candidates for a short film competition

Netflix and UNESCO short film competition
(Image credit: Netflix & UNESCO)

Netflix and Unesco have just unveiled the 21 shortlisted candidates who could go on to win the short film competition, African Folktales Reimagined. More than 2,080 applicants entered the competition from all over Africa, hoping to be one of the six lucky winners to have their film proposal selected to appear on Netflix. 

The shortlisted candidates will now go onto the next phase of the competition where they will have to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. They include Femi Odugbemi from Nigeria, South Africa’s Bongiqeye Selane, Leila Afua Djansi from Ghana, David Tosh Gitonga from Kenya and Jean Luc Herbulot from the Republic of Congo. The judges will also be the successful candidate's mentors and will help guide them through the production process. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.