Neophobia is a Kenyan short film based on a modern day fairy tale, tells the story of a young woman obsessed with old routine and an unwillingness to try new things. When she unexpectedly finds an appreciation for a modern hair dryer, she is forced to completely rethink -and overthink -her life.
Neophobia Kenyan Film
Awards Won Neophobia which scooped four awards at the UDADA film festival event which celebrates women filmmakers. The film won awards in the Best Male Director, Best Production Design, Best Sound & Score and Best Short The awards were received by the film’s D.O.P Marvin Kariuki and Mark Maina. Taking to his social media page to express his excitement, Neophobia writer and director Mark Maina wrote this, “Winning! My goodness. Neophobia just scooped four awards at the UDADA Film Festival. I’m short of words. Neophobia team, this one’s for you, you are all awesome. I am most humbled.” Earlier last year in May2017, Neophobia was screened at the prestigious 70th Cannes Film Festival in France. It was the only African movie chosen for this year’s Cannes festival. The film will be screened at Alliance Francaise on 4th December.
Motion Picture - 14%
Sound Quality - 14%
Graphic - 12%
Original Story - 11%
The 17-minute film was screened from the 24th to 26th May 2017. The film was selected by the festival's Short Film Corner panel and Creative Minds Group.
Director: Mark Maina
Writer: Mark Maina
Stars: Joyce Maina, Brian Ogola, Cate Sidede
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