Ethiopian Films News
Ethiopian Filmmaker Zelalem Woldemariam wins at the Tarifa African film festival
Zelalem Woldemariam, Producer/Director, is selected as winner of “Best Short film Youth Jury Award and claimed a trophy and 2000 Euros.
Tarifa, Spain May 29, 2010– Lezare a short film produced and directed by Zelalem Woldemariam, has been selected as a winner of the best short film youth Jury award.
“Lezare” was chosen from a pool of nominees worldwide by an international jury of experts. The TARIFA competition was very competitive this year, 15 films from over ten countries on the African continent were competing in the Short Film category..
The competition took place from May 21-29 in Spain. Here the list of Awards and the winners of this year’s awards:
1. Best Female Actress, IMANI from Uganda, directed by Caroline Kamya
“Lezare” is a revealing and touching story about a homeless boy in a small village in Southern Ethiopia. A powerful message and beautifully shot film about global warming, shortsightedness, and the danger posed for the future generation when we think for today. “Lezare” is a short feature film that was produced in May 2010. This short film has a running time of 14 minutes and was shot in full HD format. The music scoring is done by the Debo Band located in Boston, MA. The music was mixed with traditional Ethiopian instruments and usual western orchestra sound found in many films. This short film was shot in Hawassa and was produced by Zeleman Production in association with Access Entertainment.
During the screenings of Lezare at the festival the audience cheered and expressed their feelings of appreciation for the film. “Lezare” world premiered in this festival, however, it will be premiered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the inauguration of “Images that Matter Short film Festival “on June 14. 2010. Zelalem was also part of a jury on the photo competition that took place in this festival. For more information on the festival check this website: www.fcat.es For more information about the production company: www.zelemanproduction.com