African Contemporary Film

  • Name of Film: Keko                      
  • Director: Kingsley Oboro                                                           
  • Duration: 28 min
  • Country: Nigeria

Synopsis

22 Years after being captured by some rebels in the Chad war of 1982, Keko returns home with the nostalgic feeling and need to see his family whom the government had promised to take care of. However, he finds nothing. Suffering from Post Traumatic stress Disorder. A frantic search for his family leads him to take some drastic decisions which leads to a ripple effect with disastrous consequences.

Best Documentary Film

SFF2015-180

  • Name of Film: Being A Girl         
  • Director: Mwelu Foundation                                                    
  • Duration: 6 min
  • Country: Kenya

Synopsis

22 Years after being captured by some rebels in the Chad war of 1982, Keko returns home with the nostalgic feeling and need to see his family whom the government had promised to take care of. However, he finds nothing. Suffering from Post Traumatic stress Disorder. A frantic search for his family leads him to take some drastic decisions which leads to a ripple effect with disastrous consequences.

Best Short Film

  • Name of Film: Yokes    
  • Director: Igor Osmolovski                          
  • Duration: 12 min
  • Country: Belarus

Synopsis

If someone threw away a case, and you came across should you pick it? Should you take what does not belong to you?

Judges Choice Awards

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  • Name of Film: Intellectual Scum
  • Director: Njue Kevin    
  • Duration: 14 min
  • Country: Kenya

Synopsis

On board a commercial airplane, (Ruwe) an African intellect, sits next to a white man (Walter). In their conversation, which is utterly brutal, honest and to some racist, Walter blames the ‘Intellectuals’ as to why Africa is in such a deplorable state.

Slum Voice Award

SFF2015-210

  • Name of Film: Tales from Our Slums
  • Director: Kelvin Kimanthi           
  • Duration: 19 min
  • Country: Kenya

Synopsis

Powerful stories of lives in the slums made by and through the eyes of teenagers living in both Kibera and Mathare. They express themselves with brutal honesty taking us on a journey that leads to the day that changed their lives.

Peoples Choice Award

  • Name of Film: Weeping Ashes
  • Director: Chijindu Kelechi Eke
  • Duration: 16 min
  • Country: USA

Synopsis

Africa struggles with various human rights issues; and often times, some people put laws into their own hands. “Weeping Ashes” is based on true events about how people that are supposedly Gay are beaten, stoned to death, and sometimes, burnt alive.

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