By Doh Bertrand Nua
A Cameroonian film, Illusion, has won the prize of Best Africa Film at the Florida Opening Worlds, FLOW Film Festival and Film Market –an international Film Festival that focuses primarily on promoting women in the film industry in non-traditional senior and leadership roles, and the films that employ them.
“Where are my precious preys, my rare and precious pearls of love…nothing will stop me with such immense joy. The good newsfell last night, my God! When God blesses, no one can curse anymore,”Adjonj, the movie director said Tuesday October 5, 2021.
She added: “It is with immense joy that I announce this great award for our Film, Illusion which won the prize for Best African Film from the USA in Florida at the Flow International Film Festival.So they offered Illusion to the Film market there. I give thanks to God for all his benefits, my 5-star Big Manager and me in MSA Production. Thanks to the whole team. Special thanks to my 5-star Big Manager Sylvain le Béni, the piercer of the corridors and the quiet strength of the 7th Art in Cameroon”
The filmmaker said the feat, is an indication that there is more on the way for them in the future. “Too much good news coming, just stay glued so as not to miss anything on my lifelong loves. With God we move slowly but surelybecause God never fails…”.
According to the festival organisers, once a film is officially accepted to the festival, the filmmaker can no longer withdraw it from the festival lineup. The filmmaker is also responsible for submitting the screening materials at least four weeks before the festival. Filmmakers must provide clean posters as well a list of all women and their corresponding positions.
The event organizers have as mission to encourage the growth of opportunities for women in important and male dominated positions in the film industry, to fight gender bias and pave the way for an aspiring new generation of female film makers. This, they do, through highlighting both their significant and high quality contributions and the films and film industry stakeholders who employ them.
Other categories at the award included; Best Short, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Short Film, Best Music Video, Best Made in Florida, Best Documentary, Best Student Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Score, Best in Editing, Best Florida Opening Worlds Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention, Plus More!
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