Archive for March 2013

Afrinolly Launches First African Entertainment App For Blackberry 10

African entertainment app MTN Afrinolly announced the release of its Blackberry 10 App for Blackberry Z10 and Q10 last Thursday at the Blackberry 10 official lunch event in Lagos, Nigeria a few weeks after just announcing the Afrinolly app for iOS. With over 2 Million Downloads across its various existing versions namely Android, Blackberry, Nokia Symbian, Nokia S40 Series, Java and Amazon Kindle, Afrinolly is the most downloaded African entertainment app built in Africa.

Winner of the Google Android Developers Challenge 2011 in the entertainment category Afrinolly allows you to watch trailers of movies produced in the African movie markets, most especially Nigeria’s Nollywood. You also get to watch African music videos, African comedy online, Bollywood trailers and full length Nollywood movies on your Smartphone.

Taking advantage of the new Blackberry Menu the user interface of the Blackberry 10 version is rich and different because the Blackberry 10 OS screen resolution allows for the apps new home screen where most viewed Trailers, Celebrity and Music Videos are celebrated plus News headlines.

The app is Compatible for both Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10. Afrinolly have seen a progressive growth rate in terms of downloads across Africa and we are excited that this Blackberry 10 version would allow more Africans with taste for the super smartphones to enjoy the app.

Download Afrinolly for BlackBerry 10 at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25001876/


Winners Emerge In the Afrinolly Short Film Competition

The top three winners in the Afrinolly Short Film Competition have finally been selected. After the event was launched on November 1, 2012, over 500 entries were received from African filmmakers from 14 countries by the deadline of January 31, 2013. Following an initial screening that found only 214 eligible entries, an international panel of judges in the creative industries pruned it down to the best 10 films in both the Short and Documentary categories.

The jury, chaired by documentary filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, comprised acclaimed filmmakers Tunde Kelani, Emem Isong, Juliet Yaa Asante and Obi Emelonye; content producer Bongiwe Selane, New York African Film Festival’s Mahen Bonetti, The Black List’s Franklin Leonard, writer Tolu Ogunlesi, Carol Kathurima and Nmachi Jidemma.

The jury shortlisted 20 entries based on concept and execution i.e the story’s originality and imaginative force, clarity of purpose and its ability to captivate as well as how effectively the filmmaker reflected technical knowledge of acting, editing, sound, lighting, camera work et c.

A voting public then had three weeks from February 15 to choose their top three favourites for the $100,000 cash prize. Voting ended on March 8 and the following films took the top three positions in both categories. Check out the winning videos at afrinollyshortfilmcompetition.com/winners

Short Film

First Prize ($25,000): Dara Ju – By Anthony Onah

Second Prize ($10,000): The Promise – By Akin Okunrinboye

Third Prize ($5,000): To Serve With all our Strength – By Ishaya Bako (HomeVida)

Documentary:

First Prize ($25,000): Hustle On A Mile – By Bemigho Awala

Second Prize ($10,000): A short “DOCUMENTARY” – By Soji Oyinsan II

Third Prize ($5,000): Black and Gold – By Joseph Akwasi

The winners in the 4th to 10th positions in both categories will receive $500 each. The official awards presentation will take place at 6pm on Friday, March 22 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Afrinolly Short Film Competition is an initiative of FCO Limited, developers of the MTN Afrinolly Mobile phone app. Its aim is to digitally showcase African cinema talent and provide a platform to foster the production of African content and make same available online. The Competition was supported by MTN, Goethe Institut, Blackberry, IREP and Google as the social media partner.

WINNER IN THE SHORT FILM CATEGORY

WINNER IN THE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

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