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Huawei rewards young aspiring filmmakers


The South African division of HUAWEI Mobile Services provided support to the 48 Hour Film Project to recognize and reward the winner of the Best Mobile Produced Film Category.

The competing teams were given a character, prop, line of dialogue and a genre and then had 48 hours to conceptualize, write, shoot, edit and score a 4-7 minute film.


In a statement, Huawei Mobile Services Division, Public Relations Manager Odette Bagley Swart said the competition was created as means to support developing, emerging and talented individuals.


“The winner was provided with a brand new HUAWEI P40 Lite smartphone to ensure that they continue to create masterpieces whenever and wherever they go,” said Swart.


Producer of the Durban based 48 Hour Film Project Nerusha Sadapal acknowledged the move by HUAWEI in developing the youth and encouraging them to monetize their smartphones.


“It gives me great delight knowing that 50 films were successfully made in one weekend with a crew and cast of over 600 people throughout Kwazulu-Natal and I want to thank HUAWEI for being part of this journey with us,” said Sadapal.


The 50 short films created by the entrants will also be showcased on the HUAWEI VIDEO application platform, adding to the array of local content already on the platform.

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