To hear their name called at the Academy Awards is every filmmaker’s dream. That dream is a step closer to becoming a reality for local filmmaker and renowned creative director, Changa Mugwala whose film Not enough has just been nominated for the first edition of the Mobile Film Festival-Africa recently.
The Mobile Film Festival Africa is a continental festival of short-length movies, open exclusively to filmmakers living in Africa.
Not enough a film about domestic violence landed nominations for grand prize Africa, original music score, best screenplay, best director, best actress, and best actor.
The short film is part of the official selection of 51 films from 23 countries, which was established from the 497 films received from 38 countries.
Co-written and directed by Mugwala, Not enough is about a woman being subjected to being less than who she is while being tormented by someone else.
Mugwala said telling a story and getting the message across in just a minute was not just a walk in the park, however, it was indeed a rewarding creative journey.
“The film is aimed to shed light on issues that affect millions of women, especially in Africa. I am advocating for our mothers and sisters who are prisoners of unhappy relationships and marriages,” he said, adding that having the film recognised on the continental stage is particularly special to the Namibian film industry.
The other cast members include Lydia Shagama, in the lead role of an abused woman, Rodney Narib, who portrays the role of an abusive man, and Hope Hangero, the co-writer of the film.
The award ceremony of the festival will take place in Tunisia on the 25th of this month.
‘Not enough’ is currently available on the Mobile Film Festival-Africa website and all their social media platforms.