Africa in Motion Film Festival 2022

2022 Short Film Competition

Expired November 20, 2022 11:59 PM
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Our annual Short Film Competition returns for the fifteenth year, showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers from across the continent and the diaspora. This year's shortlist was selected from over 1,000 entries, and the finalists comprise a broad range of films, each with a unique style, narrative and voice.

In the outskirts of Nairobi, Baba, a six-year-old boy with the unique gift of teleportation, struggles to understand people and the world around him - including his cousin Kevin, who is frequently tasked with looking after him and even shares a room with him. Buoyed by childish optimism and an extraordinary imagination, he bounces between his harsh reality and the peaceful solitude that his magical gift brings as he learns to protect childhood and innocence.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
    English, Swahili
  • Country
  • Director
    Mbithi Masya
  • Screenwriter
    Mbithi Masya
  • Producer
    Bramwel Iro
  • Executive Producer
    Awam Amkpa, Sam Soko
  • Co-Producer
    Wafa Tajdin
  • Cast
    Malik Wandera, Victor Makgati, Faith Kibathi, Mbeki Mwalimu, Daniel James, Eyal Francis, Nicholus Mwangi, Beatrice Kamuyu
  • Cinematographer
    Robin Asselmeyer
  • Editor
    Louiza Wanjiku
  • Production Design
    Wanjiku Mbugua
  • Music
    CJ Mirra