The sky doesn’t even seem the limit for Ugandan filmmaker Loukman Ali as his reputation seems to soar higher in the field.
The young entrepreneur bagged a huge Continental award in the film arena which is likely to catalyze his stardom to both Continental and global stardom.
Ali won the the ‘African Folktales Reimagined’ in the Short Film Competition.
The competition was launched in October last year and it’s major aim was to find the rising filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This prestigious competition was organized by Netflix and UNESCO. The six finalists won prize money of $25,000. They also got a production budget of $75,000 dollars.
This will be used to make short films.
The films will be created through a local production company. This will receive assistance from a Netflix appointed supervising producer plus industry mentors from across the Continent.
The Full list of winners
Mohamed Echkouna (Mauritania) for ‘The Enmity’
DjinnWalter Mzengi (Tanzania) for ‘Katope’
Korede Azeez (Nigeria) for ‘Adieu’
Salut Voline Ogutu (Kenya) for ‘Anyango and the Ogre’
Loukman Ali (Uganda) for ‘Katera of the Punishment Island’
Gcobisa Yako (South Africa) for ‘Uma’Mlambo’
The short films produced by these film makers will be premiered on Netflix as part of an ‘Anthology of African Folktales’ later this year.