3 November 2012

Ethiopia: Colours of the Nile International Film Festival to Be Held

Photo: Restless City
The film "Restless City" is one of the movies featured at the upcoming Colors of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) taking place in Addis Ababa from November 7th to November 11th. (Photo: Still from "Restless City")

Addis Ababa — Colours of The Nile International Film Festival organized by Blue Nile Film and Television Academy in collaboration with the Ethiopian Film Makers Association will be held between November 7-11,2012.

According to Abraham Haile,Colour of Blue Nile International Film Festival President, the festival is going to be accompanied by different activities and trainings.

In a press conference held at Ethiopia Hotel, Abraham said that 28 African countries and 58 selected movies will be part of the festival. The festival will be opened by Alan Gomez's film, Tey (today) that won different awards on many international festivals.

Long stories, documentaries as well as short films are the categories in the festival in which the films will be put for competition, Abraham said.

According to him Ethiopian film called "Yelomi Shita" is among the nominees that are up for competition in the long story division. "Yeberew Wileta" and "Psychology 101" are also the films in the other categories.

Abraham further said the biggest award of the festival "The Great Nile Award" will also be presented for outstanding directors. Andrew Dosunmu and Abdulaziz Sesin are among the nominees of the award.

It was also noted that workshops that are intended to develop the talents of Ethiopian film makers is also part of the festival.

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