Act of Love Shines Again on the Global Stage

Act of Love Shines Again on the Global Stage

The 9th Mashariki African Film Festival that was held on December 2023 has promoted Kenya’s global filming positioning through celebration of art in Kenyan filmmaking.

The Rwandan based film festival attracted a number of 2,192 film submissions in which 143 African nations competed under 5 different filming categories namely; Iziwacu category, Best Film Documentary category, Best Tv Series category, Best Short Film category and the Best Feature Film category.

Act of Love, Scriptwrited by Shelly Gitonga and directed by Eric Mwangi emerged as winners for the Best Short film Category in Africa in which 28 films participated under this category continentally.

The 16+ rated film highlights the plight of women into tackling challenges and struggles they face in raising newborns and young families during different stages of motherhood.

This film is famed for winning several selections and awards on various global competitions majorly being; the 2023 Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), 2023 Fankeenna Film Festival (Somali), 2023 Botswana International Film Festival as well as winning selection for the 2024 Kenya Film Commission’s Reel County Film Festival.

Recognition of Kenyan films through award winnings and selections in global competitions is a key indicator that Kenya Film Commission is transforming lives of its citizens through talent promotion and global marketing of their creations.

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