Sandscribe Filmmakers Take Top Prizes at Odaa Awards

Sandscribe had much to celebrate when its students and alumni garnered top prizes at the 2019 Odaa Awards, held Friday, October 18 at the Sheraton Addis International Hotel. Bikila Asfaw’s film, Miixuu, came home with Best Picture, Best Director to Asfaw, Best Actor/Actress to Solan Admasu and Zinnash Olaanii, and Best Editor to Amasiisaa Ifaa and Yoomiif Gonfaa. We congratulate our Sandscribe family and deeply thank our instructors and mentors who have worked with our students for years. This is…

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Daandii Kaayoo: Her Way To Destiny

Our Summer Intensive 2017 with Sharing International produced three new short films. Today we look at Daandii Kaayyoo (Her Way to Destiny). Aspiring athlete KAYOO must take care of her siblings and sick father before and after school — a school she can only reach by running to it. When her responsibilities make her late to practice, her coach cuts her from a crucial sports competition. But the challenges Kayoo has faced have trained her, far more than her coach’s practice.…

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Fruitful Year Of New Films

Our Summer 2017 Workshop Intensive, led by Sharing International, produced three new student films, and an additional student film was completed in the fall. Sharing International returned this summer to teach a second intensive and oversee production of three new films, now in post-production. WATCH 2017 FILMS HERE: All films are written and directed by students/alumni of Sandscribe-Addis; except for Miliqqee, written and directed by students of Dhaba Wayessa’s From Script To Screen program in Washington DC. Gara Barii (Toward Dawn):…

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Chapter by Sandscribe Teachers in New Book on Ethiopian Cinema

The first scholarly book on Ethiopian Cinema was published in August 2018 on Michigan State University Press, edited by Aboneh Ashagrie, Alessandro Jedlowski, and Michael W. Thomas. It is a groundbreaking contribution to the growing academic fields of African Cinema and Africana Studies. Cine-Ethiopia: The History and Politics of Film in the Horn of Africa will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the diversity and historical complexity of film from that region, including chapters on a variety of topics such…

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