East African Film maker Emerges 2018 Berlinale Victor

Representing East Africa, yet Rwanda for the first time is film maker Samuel Karemangingo Ishimwe, who walked away a victor of the ‘Silver Bear Award for Best Short Film at the Berlinale.

Samuel Ishimwe
Recieving the Award

Ishimwe’s film ‘Imfura’ was premired in the competition this year, where a total of 22 films from 18 countries were into competition for the Golden and the Silver Bear, as well as the Audi Short Film Award, worth € 20,000, and a nomination for the European Film.

East African Film Wins Best Short Film Award at 2018 Berlinale
Samuel Ishimwe gives a speech at the eve

“Every life known its own bitterness, and every love known a sweet, caress!”….From mixed feelings that words  can’t express, I want to applaud this great team…(Ryumugabe Remy is not in the picture as always) for making the journey of this film a great human experience…I’m truly humbled,” he stated through his facebook account.


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