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AMVCA 2016 Get to know the 'Best Short Film or Online Video' nominees

This year's nominees includes: “A Day with Death”, “A Cup of Sugar”, “Blood Taxi”, “Panic Button” and "Yawa"

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The polls continue. Who do you think will go home with the award for Best Short Film or Online Video’ on the continent at the upcoming Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards?

Get to know the nominees here:

“A Day with Death” – Oluseyi ‘Asurf’ Amuwa

"A Day With Death" play

"A Day With Death" poster



A Day with Death” is a 15 minutes short film written by Breanne Mattson and directed by Oluseyi ‘Asurf’ Amuwa.

The story is about Margaret a sixty-five-year-old woman played by v who hasn’t quite crossed out everything on her bucket list and convinces death (played by Judith Audu) to hold off for a day more.

“A Cup of Sugar” – Bongiwe Selane

Bongiwe Selane play

Bongiwe Selane



A Cup of Sugar" is by Bongiwe Selane. Selane has produced several movies and drama series including “Edge of Paradise” and “Jacob’s Cross”. She is the Executive Producer at Blingola Media.

“Blood Taxi” – Folasakin Iwajomo

“Blood Taxi” play

A scene from “Blood Taxi”.



Blood Taxi” is a short film. The thriller follows the journey of a pregnant woman who boards a taxi at night. Unknown to the taxi driver, there has been a spree of kidnapping and ritual killing of pregnant women.

“Panic Button” – Bongiwe Selane

Panic Button” is a short film written by Elizabeth Dougherty and produced by Bongiwe Selane.

The film is follows the story of Jenny who meets a kind security guard. Jenny soon begins to fantasize about this man and writes about it. Soon she the truth leads her to misinterpreting the reality eventually causing tragic consequences.

“Yawa” – Kassim Braimah

Yawa play

Kalistus in "Yawa"



“Yawa” is an online comedy series written, produced and directed by Abuja based filmmaker Kassim Braimah. The series is about an unemployed man, Kalistus whose means of survival is playing tricks. 

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