The AREEL Award is presented by Acheampong Magazine in celebrating and recognizing outstanding filmmakers with African Content. Our 20 member jury of Artistes, Filmmakers and Executives, select the films to be screened during our BigScreen Shorts Festival. These Officially Selected films stand the chance to be shortlisted for the 3rd AREEL Awards which will be announced soon.
In this year’s official selection of the BigScreen Shorts, 10 films out of all the entries we received, have been shortlisted to contend for the AREEL 2022
Our maiden edition of the AREEL was held in September 2019 in Kumasi, Ghana. The open call received over 57 entries and this validated the set goal. It is by this that we intend to sub categories and host a screening of the selected entries every quarter of the year dubbed “BigScreen Shorts Festival.” Before “The AREEL”.
BigScreen Shorts Festival.” is an outdoor cinema for participants to enjoy films, network and discover new talents whilst a percentage of the tickets made from the event contribute to support and collaborate with young creative talents to kick start their careers in fimmaking. The very first film we produced with this funding is “Victim – short film
Below, see the full list.
• Da Yie by Anthony Nti
• Breaking Point by Daakyehene Ababio
• I Like It Here by Amartei Armar
• Dolapo Is Fine by Ethosheia Hylton
• A Better Friend by Jumic Emma Anderson
• Appreciation by Tomisin Adepaju
• The Knell by Joseph Osei Bonsu
• Shorti by Godfred Owusu
• Good Thanks, You? by Molly Manning Walker
• Gun Point by Kwesi Penyah