Winners emerge in the short film challenge Tecno Camon 18


Emma Okonji

The Tecno Camon 18 short film challenge is over and the winners are out.
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.

Of the many nominees, only 20 finalists were selected and only four won the CAMON 18 Short Film Awards. The awards festival was held at the 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 talent would win all 5 award categories. And with radio personality and celebrity actress Folu Storms as the host, speculation quickly turned into reality with the unveiling of the winners.

In his opening speech at the Camon 18 Short Film Awards Festival, Tecno Nigeria Marketing Director Attai Oguche said: strength, determination and more, to the world and Tecno is proud to be the brand responsible for making this is possible for young filmmakers. We are also honored to have partnered with the EbonyLife Creative Academy team to guide, plan 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 on behalf of EbonyLife Creative Academy, School Principal Theart Korsten was delighted to be a part of the final ceremony and to see the finalists: “We’re starting to see that mobile cinema is the next big thing. to perform 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.

Four winners emerged from a total of five categories, as Yinusa Korede smiled at home with the grand prize of N500,000 for winning the best short film in her work, Flesh and Spirit. Best Dramatic Short Film was also won by Yinusa A. Korede – Flesh and Spirit. The Best in Cinematography was won by Damilare Olalude – Outbreak. The most creative use of Prime Minister CAMON 18’s gimbal was won by Chimereogo Nwoke – Muna, while the best visual storytelling was won by Owan Gilbert Ayiong – Zara.
The Camon18 Short Film Challenge ended in style with a meal, music, networking between the creative minds present at the Awards Festival.


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