The challenge of the short film TECNO CAMON 18 It’s finish ! The Short Film Challenge, which was the result of a unique partnership between TECNO and EbonyLife Creative Academy, saw the influx of numerous entries of creatively produced short films by young filmmakers from across the country. But alas among many others, only 20 finalists were selected and only 4 won the awards at the CAMON 18 Short Film Awards Festival. The awards festival was held at the prestigious Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos and it was a breathtaking moment for the contestants and guests.
The black tie event brought together celebrities, finalists, brand staff, media and other guests in attendance to witness a show that could have rivaled any entertainment awards event. . There was excitement in the air as speculation raged as to which of the talents would win the 5 award categories. And with acclaimed radio personality and actress Folu Storms as the host, speculation quickly turned into reality with the unveiling of the winners.
In his opening speech at CAMON 18 Short Film Awards Festival, Attai Oguche, Marketing Director, TECNO Nigeria said: âLooking across the room, I can see that the creative industry is indeed filled with many talents who are waiting to creatively present African stories of strength, determination and more to the world and TECNO is proud of it. to be the brand responsible for making this possible for young filmmakers. We are also honored to have partnered with the EbonyLife Creative Academy team to guide, project and essentially work together to provide this opportunity to these young filmmakers. The TECNO brand will continue to encourage young people to dream and take the plunge towards the realization of their dreams.
Speaking for EbonyLife Creative Academy, the school principal, Theart Korsten was delighted to be a part of the final ceremony and to see the finalists: âWe’re starting to see that mobile cinema is the next big thing to happen in the creative industry. We already have a few sets of brilliant filmmakers who have mastered the art of storytelling and cinematography. The industry is going to see a huge boom in filmmakers making movies with their cell phones over the next five years and I’m happy that brands like TECNO are making devices that would help filmmakers make those dreams come true. he said.
The Short Film Challenge promised cash prizes and gifts as well as training opportunities with the EbonyLife Creative Academy to the competition winners. It was a tough call, fading away the extraordinary short films of the 20 finalists.
After all, 4 winners emerged from a total of 5 categories, as Yinusa Korede smiled at home with the grand prize of N 500,000 for winning the best overall short in her work, Flesh and Spirit. See the full list of winners below:
Best short film overall: Yinusa A. Korede – Flesh and Spirit
Best Dramatic Short Film: Yinusa A. Korede – Flesh and Spirit
Best in Cinematography: Damilare Olalude – Outbreak
Most Creative Use of CAMON 18 Premier Gimbal: Chimereogo Nwoke – Muna
Best visual storytelling: Owan Gilbert Ayiong – Zara
With TECNO, there is always a surprise lurking around the corner. As the fun was supposed to be over, the brand unveiled an ambassador for the CAMON smartphone series and it was none other than BBNaija season 6 winner Whitemoney who sent a shout out to CAMON short filmmakers. 18, congratulating them on their unique talents. The excitement and buzz surrounding this unveiling is high as we can’t wait to see what TECNO and Whitemoney have up for the fans.
The CAMON 18 Short Film Challenge ended on a high note with dinner, music and networking among the creative minds in attendance at the Awards Festival. The event was indeed an event to be faced and we are very happy that TECNO made it for young, talented and ambitious people. Will there be a competition like this next year? We’ll just have to wait and see!