For this first Pan-African edition, the Mobile Film Festival has set up production assistance grants totaling € 18,500. During the award ceremony on Thursday March 25 at the French Institute of Tunisia, the winners of this first edition of the Mobile Film Festival were unveiled.
The Mobile Film Festival awarded the Africa Grand Prix (€ 10,000) to Je suis Liberté by Marcel Moussa Diouf, Senegal. The Francophone Film Prize, € 2,500 supported by TV5 Monde, went to C’est tout ce que j’ai, by Loridon Kabasele, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3 prizes went to FACE MASK on sale by Neha Manoj Shah, Kenya namely the
Original Music Prize, € 2,500 supported by SACEM, the African Director’s Prize, € 1,500 supported by the Tazama Festival and the Female Interpretation Prize to Anita Kavochy.
Tunisian Walid Fellah received the Documentary Film Prize (€ 2,000) for Le cimetière des inconnus, while his compatriot Houssem Ben Hamza won the prize for best screenplay for Divided.
This prize list is the result of a call for films in 2020 with exceptional results through 497 films from 38 countries, among which was established the official selection of 51 films from 23 countries of the continent.
For this first Pan-African edition, enthusiasm was present from the call for films and continued throughout the online festival phase with media coverage internationally and on the continent.
The distribution of the films of the official selection will continue thanks to the many partnerships currently signed with SVOD platforms on the continent, in particular Star Times, which has chosen to broadcast all 51 films in Africa and around the world on its OTT offer.