BAOBAB, THE KING OF TREES
The BAOBAB is a strange tree because it looks like an old man who has an eye on everything, who sees everything, knows everything, accepts and resists all the blows of nature. Its dug trunk, flayed, with open holes, symbolizes the suffering of men. To say that a man is solid and full of experience and wisdom, he is called baobab.
The Baobab is the official symbol of the Quibdó Africa Film Festival. It is a representation of the mythical tree of Africa, full of history, symbol of peace, non-violence and longevity. It is undoubtedly the most famous tree in Africa and also the most easily recognizable.
We meet, listen to the Griot (storyteller) under the shade of the baobab: "The tree to words" is a central place in the social life of the village.
IDEA AND CONCEPTION
The idea of the Baobab was born from trying to find this link between Africa and its diaspora, something that unites us spiritually. Mysticism is for Africans and Afro-descendants, that invisible thread of our faith, which will eliminate the boundaries between us, where reality meets fiction. For African and Afro-descendant filmmakers, QAFF is a date when QUIBDÓ invites us to rethink our narrative.
The design was made by one of Colombia's most talented artists, Paola Lucumí, Afro-Colombian visual artists, who has given life to this symbol of African culture. In September 2021, the Baobab, the official QAFF trophy, will be awarded.
The Baobab has great cultural, social and artistic value. This symbolic tree is a perfect reference for a cinematic narrative.
The Baobab will be awarded by a professional jury for :
Best Feature Film Award
Best Feature Film Director Prize
Jury Prize for Best documentary
Best documentary Director Prize
Best Experimental Film Prize
Best Animation Film Prize
Best Director of Photography Prize
Best Script Prize
Best Soundtrack Prize
SUDU Prize for Best Short Film
Sudu Connexion is an international sales and distribution company of films from Africa and its Diaspora, based in Pantin (France) since 2016.
SECTIONS IN COMPETITION
Filmmakers and producers from around the world are invited to submit their films to the competition in the above-mentioned categories: Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental, as well as other technical and artistic categories.
All the short films entered may be included in the "SUDU Connexion" Competition, composed of thematic programs highlighting the originality and style of the short films, in which they may win the SUDU Award. Producing and making PanAfrican films is one thing, broadcasting them is another. If the films were produced on the margins of the industry, they do not get the visibility they deserve. Passion, transparency and professionnalisme are the three areas of work of Sudu Connexion.
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