By Pinehas Nakaziko
WINDHOEK-After winning the Afrinolly Short-film Competition in Nigeria earlier this year, the short film, Everything Happens for a reason is screening at the Berlin Film Festival Contravision in Germany today.
Everything Happens for a Reason is self-financed film directed by a Namibian based filmmaker, Florian Schott. Schott says his short film continues to garner international attention after winning the Afrinolly Short-film Competition in Nigeria last month. The film was nominated on Germany’s online film festival titled Viewster on February 20. Viewster is an online film festival launched last year to provide a Video on Demand (VOD) service for series and film enthusiasts. The festival aim to reward and attract producers worldwide to give them a chance and platform to showcases their content to millions of viewers. This year competition is offering the amount of $100,000 to the winner. The winner will be announced online on April 1. “Viewster took the film into its official selection last month and I feel honoured for my film to be nominated on this competition and I am vying for the crown,” says Schott.
Schott adds the film will also compete in the international selection of the Mediawave Film and Music Festival in Hungary end of April. “Judges at Mediawave selected the film as one of the 22 short films in competition, out of more than 1500 entries from 93 countries worldwide. Everything Happens for a Reason is also competing in Mediawave’s online competition ‘On the Road’. To vote for the film, people should visit the website www.mediawavefestival.hu/uton and search for the ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’,” he says.